Anderson, Rev. Dr. Roger R. passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on April 2, 2018. Born October 24, 1925 Minneapolis. Grandparents Mathilda and August Anderson, Lila and Jack Nugent. Parents Effie and Robert Anderson, sister June West, brothers Bob and Bruce. Father of 10, grandfather to 27, great grandfather to 10. Married to Dorothy (Dottie) Elizabeth Phelps Anderson for 69 years. Dottie and Roger's family: TOM and Mary. Ben and Richelle, Aurora. Chris. BARB and Dave Palmer. Sam. Jon and Jenine. CHARLIE and Marta. Martim. Tomás. BERNIE (Greg Burns) and Donna. Ali and Tyrone Evans, Amare, Maya. Nat, Rowan. Julee and Jraak Thro. BOB and Molly. Mia. Lexi. Auggie and Mimi, Athena, Woden. Axel. Aaron. BETSY and Bruce Roesler. Karl. Margaret. Anna. Claire. MARY and Skip Fay. Taylor and Jasmine, Celia, Ellery, Gwinna. Greta and Mark Weyandt, Anderson, Baby in October. WILLIE and Sara. Dottie. Luci. Roger. SARAH and Mike Kowalczyk. Lucius. Finn. MARTHA and Eric Williams. Joe. Rafe. US Naval Aviator 1943 to 1945. Naval Reserves 1946 to 1956. University of MN, BA., Yale University, Master of Divinity. Buena Vista Presbyterian College, Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. Worked as the 3rd generation of The Crown Sidewalk and Block Co INC of Minneapolis, founded by his grandfather August 1886. Pastor, Southington CT, Rochester NY, and 32 years at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Founding Pastor and Pastor Emeritus. Missionary to Africa, Faculty Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya. Fundraising for Daystar, Presbyterian Church East Africa, and International Christian Ministries, Africa. Moderator, Presbytery of Minneapolis. Minnesota Coordinator, Project Equality. Board of Directors, Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, St. John's College, Collegeville, MN. Founding member, Christian Volunteers of Minnesota. President, Edina Ministerial Association. Board of Directors, NAACP, Rochester NY. Board of Directors, YMCA Camp Icaghowan. Missions for Presbytery Minneapolis and Synod of Minnesota. Department Chaplains and Military Service, Presbyterian Church USA. Rotary International Harris Fellow. Mersick Scholarship Prize for Preaching, Yale Divinity School. Edina Citizens Award for Bravery, 1974. Private burial, Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Worship Service of Praise and Thanksgiving to God: 10:30am Friday, June 8, 2018 Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd Edina MN 55435. Followed by Lunch and Fellowship Time. No flowers please. Memorials to: Scholarships to Daystar University Training for Africans through International Christian Ministries, Christ Presbyterian Church, Feed My Starving Children All Praise and Glory to God.

Published on June 6, 2018