Byron Albert Anderson was born on August 1, 1947,  in Starbuck, Minnesota, where his family lived for generations and where he farmed family land until his body no longer allowed him to.

Byron graduated from St. Cloud State in 1970. He soon after enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he spent 6 total years, first as a heavy equipment mechanic and then a chaplain’s assistant. 

Byron began a lifelong career as a physics teacher at Eden Prairie High School in 1970, while continuing to farm. He married Kristine Melum in 1975, and together they built a family of three children, living first in St. Paul and then Eden Prairie. In 1993, they moved the family to Norway where Byron spent 2 years teaching at the International School of Stavanger. 

Byron loved farming, teaching, sailing, and doing projects  

He passed on January 22, peacefully & surrounded by love. He is survived by his wife Kristine, three adult children, Bjorn(Sopanha), Kari, Erik (Clarise), and six grandchildren. He is missed.

Published on January 31, 2020