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Derrald Rile Anderson Jr.

Derrald Rile Anderson Jr., 47, of Ham Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 of natural causes.

He was born Jan. 27, 1961 to Derrald (Slim) and Ella Mae (Gilleshammer) Anderson. He grew up in the Park Rapids area.

In 1978 he joined the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1988. He traveled to many countries, including England and Japan.

He returned home and married Tamalin Englund on July 30, 1988.

He is survived by two children: Miranda (Chris) Ward, of LaCrosse, Wis., and Nathanial, of Ham Lake; two grandchildren; two sisters: Rose (John) Ward, of Park Rapids, and Edythe (Arthur) Paquette, of Park Rapids; his fiancé, Patti Frid, of Ham Lake; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Patricia Dee and Vicki; and a nephew, Richard Taber.

Casket bearers: Daniel "Punky" Massie, Tyler Englund, Kyle and Dusty Craig, Michael, James and James B. Frid.

Honorary casket bearers: Ron Craig, Dennis "Dunk" Massie, Levi Johnson and Tamalin Englund.

Funeral service: Monday, Jan. 5 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, with Scott Warne officiating. Military honors were conducted by the Star Of The North Marine Corps League of Park Rapids.

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids.