Roger Anderson, 65, of Ely, dies

Roger Dale Anderson, 65, passed away unexpectedly Thursday March 1, 2018, in Ely MN.
He was born on August 14,1952,to Milton and Audrey Anderson. He was one of three brothers.
He graduated from JFK, Babbitt, MN, in the class of 1970. He attended St. Cloud State and Vermilion Community College. He married LaDonna Kim (Steenerson) on September 4, 1976.
Roger worked for the Frontier Telephone Co. for 32 years before retiring in 2007. He loved to play guitar and harmonica sharing his gift of music with his family and wonderful circle of friends. He coached Little League and hockey for many years before becoming a snowboard enthusiast at age 40, with his son, Aaron. His love of sports was known to all. His favorite pastimes included reading, snorkeling on Burntside Lake and caring for his one-and-only, special grandson, Noah Wallace. Roger was a wonderful husband and fun loving person whose mere presence touched so many lives. He is not gone - just gone ahead.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Kim, of 41 years, their son, Aaron Wallace of Duluth, MN, grandson, Noah Wallace of Ely, MN, Noah’s mother Carrie Weisinger of Ely, MN, and special granddaughter, Odessa Dusich of Hibbing, MN; his brother, Byron (Sue) Anderson of Missoula, MT, nieces Erika (JP) Dooley and Alisa (Tyler) Hayes; his brother, Karl Anderson of Babbitt, MN, and nephews Jack and Josh Anderson; his mother-in-law, Audrey Steenerson and brother-in-law Kari Steenerson both of Babbitt, MN; his sister-in-law, Kay Chisel of Appleton, WI, nephew Cory Chisel, (Ade and Rhodes) of Appleton, WI and niece Tara Pohlkotte, (Jason, Owen and Ava) of Appleton, WI.
A Celebration of Life gathering is being planned for this summer for all family and friends to share precious memories, play music and raise a glass. Further information regarding, date, time and venue will be forthcoming.