The PastAnderson Funeral Home was founded in the year 1872 by Swedish immigrant John Anderson. Anderson was trained as a cabinet maker and after settling in Alexandria he was asked to build caskets for members of the community
The Anderson Funeral Home has served the community continuously through the following events:
- 1876 - Custer's Last Stand takes place at the Little Bighorn
- 1898 – The Spanish American War
- 1914 – America enters World War I
- 1929 – The Wall Street Black Monday followed by the Great Depression
- 1941 – Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and America enters World War II
- 1963 - President Kennedy is assassinated
- 1969 - Man walks on the moon
- 1976 - Our Nation celebrates it's Bicentennial
- 1989 - The Berlin Wall comes down
- 2000 - We enter the new Millenium
- 2004 – Boston Red Sox win the World Series
The Anderson Funeral Home has changed locations only three times since 1872, affording a sense of reassurance to the families that they serve. They were located in the present Hennen Furniture building on Broadway from 1872-1928, at the corner of 7th Avenue West and Cedar Street in what is now the Cedar Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast from 1928-1933, and at 7th and Jefferson Street from 1933-2006. In March of 2006 Anderson Funeral Home opened their present location at 920 County Road 44 NW.
The PresentToday, Anderson Funeral Home is operated by a staff led by the fourth generation of the Anderson family. Tom and Dave Anderson have been operating the funeral home since Tom began work full-time in 1980. Dave Anderson joined the firm a couple of years later.
The Anderson's operate with the same sense of compassion and courtesy that was evident with the first three generations of the Anderson Family.
Anderson Funeral Home 2006