Charles R. “Chuck” Anderson, age 78 of Baldwin WI, died on Monday, March 5, 2018. Chuck was born March 22, 1939 to parents Ervin and Margaret (Auchampach) Anderson.
Chuck lived 78 years with Cerebral Palsy, and though he never formally attended school, Chuck was educated with all he needed to know from life on the farm. Chuck lived every day with a BIG smile! He was resourceful and handy, and found great joy in farming. Chuck had an affinity for John Deere tractors, and even had a tattoo to prove it. He could be found most days around the farm on his beloved John Deere 3020. Chuck knew how things worked around the farm, and he knew how to treat folks like good neighbors, like any farmer would. He was a dedicated Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan, and throughout the years, enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, South Dakota, and Iowa. Chuck will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him well.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; and aunts and uncles. He is survived by his special friends, Lee (Betty) Jacobson, Heidi (Will) Riendeau, Lyn (Luke) Johnson, Amy (John) Bahr; his “adopted grandkids”; the staff and residents of the Aurora Homes; his cousins and extended family members; and countless friends.
Funeral Services for Charles R. “Chuck” Anderson will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 13th at the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 225 S. 3rd Street in River Falls, with Rev. David Teig officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Chuck will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls. Memorials honoring Chuck may be directed to the Rush River Lutheran Church Ball Field Shelter. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls, WI. 715-425-5644