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Earl N. Anderson


December 15, 2021

Earl N. Anderson

Earl N. Anderson, 101, of Cashton, WI, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, went to be with his Lord Jesus on December 10, 2021, at his home in Cashton. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 18, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton. Visitation will be held at Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton from 4-7 p.m. with a Bible service at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021.

A Memorial Service will be held at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Burial will follow in the St. John's Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Details will be posted on the funeral home website.

Survivors include his son, Larry (Lisa) of Cashton, his grandchildren, Samuel (Jaclyn), Gabrielle (Tyson Rewerts), Levi (Samantha), Anna (Neil Glanzer), Michael, Abel, and Ian. Great-grandchildren are Jordan, Brianna, Galileia, Asher, Quinn, Alexandria, Sadie, Jonah, Kate, Isabella, Caleb, and Joshua.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mabel Anderson, by his wife, Lorraine, by his two brothers, Amos and Floyd, and a grandson, Timothy.

Earl was born December 5, 1920, at Soldier, Iowa. He graduated from Soldier High School and attended St. Olaf College. He married Lorraine Mary Quinn on July 10, 1941, at Sioux City, Iowa. He served in the Army Signal Corps During WWII. He was employed by NW Bell telephone Company for over 37 years and took an early retirement package in 1982.

Lorraine and Earl's retirement years were enriched by their many friends they made while traveling and camping. Earl was an avid reader and enjoyed working with stained glass.

Earl was a member of All Saints Church, the All Saints Resurrection Choir, and the All Saints Prayer Group, as well as being a member of the Catholic Laymen's Club for most of his retirement years.

In 2013, Earl had been caring for his wife, Lorraine, for several years. When it became too much for one elderly man to handle, he moved to Wisconsin to be near his son and family.

Even after moving to Wisconsin, Earl became active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in the Sons of Norway, and with the VFW. At 94, Earl joined with a tour group to visit Norway, which had been a lifelong dream. At 96, Earl took a Freedom Honor Flight to Washington DC. Earl often expressed his feelings of being blessed by having a cozy home near his family to live out his last years.

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at


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