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Roy Modert Anderson

Roy Modert Anderson

Roy Modert Anderson, 70, of Park Rapids, MN died on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.

Roy was born at home on July 6, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Illinois the son of Roy, Sr. and Velma (Morgan) Anderson. He grew up and attended at Earlville, Illinois where he graduated from High School in 1961. He went on to attend Southern Illinois University for three years, where he studied math. He entered the US Army and served our country for three years from 1965 - 1968. He was united in marriage to Carol Rizzo on May 18, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. They lived in DeKalb, Illinois where they raised their children and Roy was a police officer for 21 years. They moved to Park Rapids, MN in 1991 where they have lived since. Roy was employed as a security officer for Port-O-Wilds security Company in Bemidji for 15 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He was a member of the Park Rapids Barber Shoppers for many years, and he was a member of the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids.

He was a loving husband and father and an avid Bears and White Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife -Carol Anderson of Park Rapids, MN; his 2 daughters - Kristen (Jason) Lieving of Rochester, Illinois; Stefanie Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona; and 2 cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 Am at the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 pm at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN. A 7 pm rosary service will be held. Visitation will also be held for 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Thomas Friedl. Friends may leave on-line condolences at