Orlin Anderson. Submitted photo
Orlin Anderson. Submitted photo

Orlin Anderson, 65, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home in Gilman Township.

Orlin was born April 24, 1951 to Orin and Alice (Dewey) Anderson at Baldwin, Wisconsin. He attended Spring Valley Schools and graduated with the Class of 1969. He attended WITC and received a Welding Certificate. September 8, 1973 Orlin married the love of his life, Connie Mattison, at the Gilman Lutheran Church.

He worked for Mid-America Dairymen for 22 years, worked for Shafer Electric for 6 years.  After learning the trade, he went into business for himself for 10 years. He recently worked as manager of the hardware department at the Spring Valley Drug and Hardware. He loved to draw and loved woodworking, being a handyman and helping others. 

Orlin was preceded in death by his parents and brother Calvin.

Survivors include his wife Connie; 2 daughters: April (Shawn) Miller and Aimee (Carter Nelson) Anderson, both of Spring Valley; 4 grandchildren: Luke, Samuel, and Tori Miller and Dylan Webb; sisters and brothers: Lorraine (Doug) DeLong of Elmwood; Ron (Arlene) Anderson of Hibbing, MN; Don (Diane) Anderson of Hudson; Carol Schilling of Woodville; Willard (Pat) Anderson of North Branch, MN; Crystal (Terry) Lubich of Roberts; Doyle Anderson of Spring Valley; Gary (Becky) Anderson of Elmwood; and Barbara Anderson of Ellsworth; his in-laws:  Jack and Barb Mattison; Mark (Amy) Mattison; Tammie (Jim) Anger; and Adam (DeLaine) Mattison; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.  Memorial funeral service was Tuesday, January 24 at Gilman Lutheran with Rev D Peter Friberg officiating.

Honorary bearers were grandsons Luke Miller, Dylan Webb, and Samuel Miller.

Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) handled arrangements.