Gilbert Martin Anderson, 91, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.
Gilbert Martin Anderson, 91, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20 from noon – 7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. in First Congregational Church, New Rockford. Rev. Rick Loewen, Officiating. Special Music by JoAnn Liechtman, pianist, Robert Jetty, soloist. Burial will be held at the Barlow Cemetery, Barlow, ND, in the spring. Gilbert ‘Toy’ Anderson was born in Devils Lake, ND, on Dec. 21, 1927, to Elizabeth Greene and Gilbert Anderson. He was raised on a homestead near Warwick, ND, and attended Ft. Totten high school. He worked on the Archie Campbell farm in his early 20s and would later enlist in the US Army. Gilbert was a US Veteran and served his country overseas as a heavy truck operator. Upon return from his service he would again work for Archie as a heavy equipment operator and maintenance man in the road construction business. In 1953, Gilbert married Elaine Heringer and settled in New Rockford. He continued to work for Archie, but in the early 70s he took a position at Sioux Mfg. as a maintenance man. He stayed with Sioux Mfg. until his retirement. It was there that Gilbert met Doris Rice (Davidson). They were married in 1986 and Gilbert also took on the role of father and grandpa. After retirement Gilbert frequently drove truck during beet harvest. Unfortunately, into his 80s, he reluctantly let that go. It seems Gilbert always had a fascination with big trucks. Although Gilbert never had any children, he always gave of his time to all of the stepchildren and of course, the multitude of grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and made so many road trips with Doris in their converted Mercedes bus. He also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, playing cards and dominos with family and friends, trips to the Casino and of course working on autos. He is preceded in death by; his parents - mother, Elizabeth Greene, father, Gilbert M. Anderson; brother, Charlie Anderson; sisters, Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ Anderson, Cecilia ‘Cena’ Dean; and his first wife, Elaine Herringer. Gilbert is survived by; his wife, Doris; step-sons, Jamey (Dena) Jetty, Vern Jetty, Robert Jetty, William Jetty and Dean (Maria) Jetty; step-daughter, Carol (Rob) Greywater; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Casket Bearers are: Ariel Jetty, Dean Jetty, Rebecca Diaz, Christopher Jetty, Steffen Greywater and Kayla Jetty Honorary Bearers are all of Gilberts family and friends. Special Thanks to the staff at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, Evans Funeral Home and First Congregational Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.