Kenneth Anderson, 73

Kenneth Anderson

Anderson, Kenneth Dwayne, age 73 passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Palm Desert, California.  A resident of Apple Valley Minnesota, Ken was born in Tracy, Minnesota to Kenneth M. and Vera M. (Greenbush) Anderson of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. As a graduate of Walnut Grove High School Ken participated in sports and excelled in football.

After graduating from Minnesota State University – Mankato, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Ken moved to the Minneapolis area and began his career at Arthur Young and Company.  After working in public Accounting for many years, Ken was hired by DataCard Corporation and UltiMap. In 1988, Ken moved to Los Angeles, California, to start USA Direct Mail, Inc. as its President. In his later years, Ken relocated back to Minnesota and provided direct mail consulting services to political campaigns. He also served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Charles Babbage Foundation.

Ken was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, granduncle, In-law, Godfather and friend to many.  Preceded in death, by his father, Kenneth M. Anderson, his brother Daniel Anderson and his brother-in-law Patrick Case, he is survived by his wife of 41 years, Christine Case-Anderson; his daughter, Ashley Anderson (Aleem Kanji) and grandson Zarin Kanji, of Simi Valley, California; his mother Vera Anderson and his sister Shirley Anderson of Tracy, Minnesota; his brother Gerald Anderson (Jean) of Shiloh, Missouri; his brother David Anderson (Sherri) of Tracy Minnesota; his sister Judith Herdina (Larry) of Winona, Minnesota; and his sister Penelope Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota; his sister-in-law Jeanette (Case) Mulloy (Kevin); his brother-in-law, Michael Case (Lisa), both from Burnsville, Minnesota; sister-in-law Suzanne (Saucier) Case  of Greenfield, Minnesota; brother-in-law Kevin Case (Stephanie) of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; brother-in-law Lawrence Case (Karen) of Centerville, Minnesota, and brother-in-law James Case and his partner Steve Lewis of Houston, Texas.

Ken was a positive person finding a great deal of joy in his life.  As a new grandfather Ken was excited to finally meet and spend time with his new grandson while visiting California.  Ken was an avid traveler, Bridge and card player, audio book fan and sports lover. Ken savored coffee with his Saturday and Wednesday morning coffee buddies joining in on sports, business and political conversations.  Ken enjoyed life with his immediate family, he appreciated a good sense of humor and a well told joke.

Details regarding a Mass of the Resurrection, a celebration of his life and internment will be issued when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.