Edward Dean Andersen, age 52 of Stockholm, SD died February 16, 2017, as a result of a vehicular accident on Highway 20, west of Stockholm.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Milbank. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Stockholm.
Visitation will be at American Lutheran Church on Monday, Feb 20 from 5 – 7 p.m. and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Casket bearers will be: Lars Andersen, Dawson Ries, Tim Nowick, Pat DeFea, Larry Schultz, and David Szafryk. Honorary bearers will be the Milbank Area Bus Drivers.
Edward Dean Andersen was born June 23, 1964, in Milbank, SD. He was the son of Louis and Marie (Crandall) Andersen. Ed grew up in Stockholm. He attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls and SDSU in Brookings. He lived in Minneapolis and worked at several Ford dealerships in service administration.
Ed was united in marriage with Susan Keck on September 19, 1987, in Fairmont, MN. Ed and Susan returned to Stockholm that fall. Ed was a mechanic who could fix anything and everything! He loved anything “John Deere” or “Ford.” He began his career of bus driving in 1988 and loved driving and all his passengers. He enjoyed judging debate and speech competitions. “He liked to talk and loved to be right!” He was a history buff and was eager to share his knowledge. Ed also enjoyed custom combining and truck driving during harvest.
Ed was proud of his son, Lars, and spent as much time with him as possible. He also loved to tell everyone that he was a “trophy husband” after Susan became a doctor!
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan and son, Lars of Stockholm SD; one sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Gaylord Helmbrecht of Sioux Falls, SD; his mother-in-law, Mary Keck of Luverne, MN; sister-in-law, Nancy (David) Szafryk of Brookings, SD; five nieces and nephews: Kristine Green, Daniel Helmbrecht, Andrew Helmbrecht, Dana Szafryk, and Jay Szafryk; as well as many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents.