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Loyd V. Anderson

Loyd V. Anderson


Loyd V. Anderson, a resident of Crosslake for almost 40 years, passed away Dec. 28, 2013.

Mr. Anderson was born March 8, 1918, in Barnum, Minn. He graduated from Barnum High School, where he was valedictorian. He attended the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering. While in college he began working for Minnesota Linseed Oil Company and continued working there for most of his career. While at Minnesota Linseed, Loyd became part of the team that developed one of the first continuous flow, flaxseed oil extraction methods in the world. He authored several scientific papers and presented seminars on methods of oil extraction from various vegetable sources.

In 1943, Mr. Anderson married Lorraine Tietjen of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the couple raised two children. Loyd retired in 1980 and moved his primary residence from Minneapolis to his Crosslake home. During retirement, Mr. Anderson continued to consult on oil extraction methods while traveling extensively with his wife. In the last three years, he lived at Golden Horizons Assisted Living Facility in Crosslake, where he found both administration and staff to be an additional loving family.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by his two children, Mrs. Barbara (Gary) Halvorson of River Falls, Wis., and Dr. William (Rochelle) Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M., and his two grandchildren, Craig Anderson of Brainerd, Minn., and Britt Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colo. He is also survived by a niece, Elaine Myrdahl of Duluth, Minn.

A celebration of Loyd’s life is planned in early summer 2014.