Husband: Vernon Lawrence Anderson (1 2)
Born: 27 Jun 1915 in Eyota, Olmsted, Minnesota
Married: 04 Jun 1940 in Dover, Olmstead, Minnesota
Died: 13 Jan 2004 in Charter House, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota
Wife: Lola Zilpha Britzius (4 5)
Born: 11 Mar 1918 in Quincy, Olmsted, Minnesota
Died: 22 Dec 2002 in Rochester, Olmstead, Minnesota
Father: Elmer Arno Britzius
Mother: Mabel Grace Cunningham
01 (?): Living
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
04 (?): Living
Additional Information

Vernon Lawrence Anderson:

Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Dover, Olmsted, Minnesota 3


Vernon was the son of Olaf J. Anderson (1875-1950) and Clara Augusta Charlotta Carolina Doering (1876-1965)

Lola Zilpha Britzius:

Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Dover, Olmsted, Minnesota 6

Marriage Notes

This was a double wedding with Lola and her sister Ivene.

D. Anderson writes: "It was a double wedding with her sister Ivene Britzius. They were married in the home of the brides' parents: Elmer and Mabel Britzius, in Dover, MN. The two sisters remained best friends all their lives."

  1., Obituary.

    Vernon L Anderson Obituary 2004
    1-13 2004 , Rochester, Ollmsted Co., MN
    Vernon L. AndersonJan. 27, 1915 ? Jan. 13, 2004ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Vernon L. Anderson, 88, of Rochester died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Charter House in Rochester.He was born Jan. 27, 1915, to Olaf and Clara Anderson, on a farm south of Eyota, Minn. At age four his family moved to Rochester. He was in the first kindergarten class at Hawthore School in 1920. He graduated from Rochester High School and Rochester Junior College, where he was involved in football, wrestling, track and American Legion baseball (the team made it to the state tournament). He majored in math and science at St. Olaf College. He graduated in 1936. He played offensive and defensive guard in football. In 1935, he played on the team that won the MIAC state championship.He taught science and physical education. He also coached football, basketball and baseball in Reeder, N.D., for one year; in Dover, Minn., for two years; and in Spring Valley, Minn., for four years.On June 4, 1940, he married Lola Britzius in Dover. From 1943 to 1945, during World War II, he taught Navy pre-flight cadets in the Navy V-5 Program at St. Olaf. After the war he moved back to Rochester, where he worked as an agent for Prudential Insurance Co. for 17 years. He then became an appraiser in the Rochester Assessor's Office. In 1964, he was appointed assessor for the city of Richfield, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis, where he served for 17 years until retiring in July 1981.He was president of the Minnesota Assessor's Association and a member of the First Minnesota State Board of Assessors for six years. He and Lola continued to live in Richfield until October 1997, when they moved back to Rochester.He is survived by four children, Sharon (Robert) Muras of Winona, Joanie (Russell) Ferree of Forest Lake, Minn., Craig (Dawn) Anderson of Plymouth, Minn., and Lori (Greg) Bunce of Maple Grove, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Muras, Vanessa (Jeremiah) Gamble, Kevin Muras, Michael (Kellie) Murray, Kim (Alan) DeKeyrel, Brett Anderson, Deanna Anderson, Heather Anderson, Sharayah Bunce and Trevor Bunce; four great-grandchildren, Megan and Mitchell Muras, Phoenicia Gamble and Kylie DeKeyrel; and a sister, Louise Gravos of Red Wing, Minn.He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Andy; and sister, Alice.A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Wayne Vogt officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Dover.Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester, and again one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.Memorials may be sent to Mayo Hospice Program or the Mayo Foundation for Kidney Research.

  2. Dawn Anderson, email of 22 Mar 2016.
  3. Findagrave (, 69978587.
  4., Obituary of sister Ivene.
  5. Dawn Anderson, email 22 Mar 2016.
  6. Findagrave (, 69978619.
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