Russell Albert AndersonRussell A. Anderson Former Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson died Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Sally Anderson; and brother, Wayne. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Kristin (Ostby) Anderson; children, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Schmitz, John Anderson, and Sarah (Cooper) Harriss; granddaughters, Eva and Vivian Harriss; step-grandsons, Michael and Thomas Schmitz; brothers-in-law, Bryn (Barbara), Mark, and Karl (Mary Alice) Ostby. A private family service will be lived streamed (bethlehem-church.org) Thursday, September 24th at 11 am, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Visitation, Wednesday, September 23rd from 5-7 pm at Gill Brothers Minneapolis Chapel, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Interment ~ Frohn Eastside Cemetery, Bemidji, MN. Russ was a shining light to all the people he touched. He will be missed by family, colleagues and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to honor his memory to any of the following organizations ~ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Olaf College, Domestic Violence Council, or the University of Minnesota Law School. www.GILLBROTHERS.com MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612 861 6088
May 28, 1942 - September 15, 202005/28/194209/15/2020
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Dear Family of Russ Anderson, Today I watched Russ’s funeral service. I loved the hymns and singing, the pipe organ, Becca and John’s remembrances, the chosen scriptures. It was all wonderful. It reminded me of sitting in the chapel at St. Olaf. He had an outstanding c... Continue Reading
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.'
My condolences to you all. I am so sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. I have such fond memories of him growing up. Every time I hear a James Taylor song, I think of Russ. I remember all the sleepovers I had with you (Sarah) and your dad would pick up cinnamon raisin bi... Continue Reading
Dear Becca and Family - My sincere sympathy and love. Your dad was an amazing, generous person and I am so glad to have known him. Lots of love.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you, and Russell will be missed greatly. From all of us at MSBA,