CASA GRANDE — James Rodney “Andy” Anderson, 84, of Casa Grande died on Jan. 27, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Anderson was born on Sept. 9, 1935, to Lawrence and Viola Anderson of Red Wing, Minnesota, where he attended school, graduating in 1953. After graduation, he studied X-ray and medical laboratory technology in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1958, including a tour of duty on a medical team in Korea. He married Maxine C. "Max" Seater on July 19, 1958. They lived and worked in Stillwater, Minnesota, then moved to Ely, Nevada, in 1959, then back to Minnesota, where he worked at Pine County Memorial Hospital in Sandstone until 1989.
They returned to his hometown of Red Wing, where they opened their home to adult foster care for three years. He worked at the Red Wing hospital from 1989 until 1997, when he retired. They traveled in their motor home full time for three years before settling into their home in Fiesta Grande RV Park in Casa Grande in 2000 as snowbirds. They enjoyed working at a Brookside Campground in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, for six summers before building a small home in Wisconsin, near Red Wing, where they spent summers until 2012. That July they made Casa Grande their full-time residence.
He enjoyed the outdoors his whole life. In Minnesota, he hiked, camped, hunted and snowmobiled. In Arizona, he and Max enjoyed exploring the mountains on foot and by Jeep with friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Laverne Anderson, and is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pati Sievert of DeKalb, Illinois; a son, Bob Anderson of Shevlin, Minnesota; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Foundation.
Heritage Casa Grande Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.