LeRoy "Andy" J. Anderson


LeRoy “Andy” John Anderson, 58, passed away Oct. 5, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. LeRoy was born April 8, 1961, to James and Irene Gohman Anderson in St. Cloud. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1980. He played football for Fergus Falls Community College and St. Cloud State University, where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in criminal justice.  LeRoy was an avid softball player and played for many teams in the St. Cloud and surrounding area.

After college he pursued a career in the nuclear security field and worked for many years at the Monticello Nuclear Plant. In his last year, he embraced a new career with Minnesota Medical Solutions. He was well regarded and respected by his peers throughout his working career.

In the fall of 2000, he married his wife Shelly (Stach) in a beautiful ceremony in the backyard of their home in Becker. He became father to Justin and Jesse. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends at their home. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to travel. He enjoyed sports of all kinds particularly the Minnesota Vikings. He had a great sense of humor and was very inspirational in his philosophy on life, especially around a campfire.

LeRoy was diagnosed with cancer in December  2018. He courageously underwent treatment but passed away at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. He is survived by his wife Shelly(Becker), sons Justin (Atlanta, Ga.), Jesse (Becker), a man’s best friend Porter, father James Anderson (Sauk Rapids), sisters Rosie (Kevin) Dyer (Sauk Rapids), Ginny (Allan) Stay (Foley), Carolyn (Jim) Sis (Bellevue, Neb.), Jennifer (Dale) McLaird (Sauk Rapids), and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Irene, his sister Susanne (Stay) and brother David Anderson.

Funeral services were  Oct. 10 at Riverside Church in Big Lake, followed by a Celebration of Life at Jack and Jim’s Event Center in Foley.R-42-1P