Range Funeral Homes


Francis “Joe” Anderson

12/10/1952 - 07/17/2022

Joe Anderson (Francis Joseph Anderson), age 69, passed away in his home in Virginia, Minnesota on July 17, 2022, after a years-long battle with cancer. Joe was born on December 10, 1952, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to Theodore Anderson and JoeVonnie Anderson (née Leonard). Joe grew up in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and moved to Virginia, Minnesota after meeting his wife, Kathy Anderson (née Chopp). Joe and Kathy married in Virginia, Minnesota on December 6, 1975.

Joe worked for Conveyer Belt Service, Inc. for 43 years before retiring as General Manager in 2018. Joe was also an avid outdoorsman who cherished yearly family fishing trips to Lake of the Woods and the annual deer hunting season. Joe also enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Northern Club.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; their son, Shane Anderson and daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton; their son, Shawn Anderson; and their grandchildren, Corbin and Chase Anderson. He is also survived by his sister, Athea Anderson; and his aunt and uncle, Tess and Bob Boernke.

In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of life will take place on August 27, 2022, at BG’s Bar & Grill in Mountain Iron, Minnesota from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

4 thoughts on “Francis “Joe” Anderson”

  1. Athea Anderson says:

    Speechless at this time.

  2. Rebecca &. Robert Tolen says:

    Condolences to Kathy, Shane, Shawn and their families. Joe will be missed at Vic & Dot’s Camp. Robert and I were deeply saddened to hear the news.

  3. Kelsey Norvitch says:

    Kathy, we are so sad to hear about the passing of Joe. Your family was the light of our time living in Westgate. You and Joe were so sweet to our kids, and the best neighbors we could ask for. We think of you both quiet often since we moved. Joes smile and laugh we’re so infectious and the world has lost a beautiful soul. Hugs to you all. Phil, Kelsey, Ellie, Mila, and archer

  4. paul shaffer says:

    a great friend for a long. long time..fishing whitefish bay will not be the same…i will never forget that smile

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Saturday 08/27/2022 at 1:00 - 5:00 PM
BG's Bar & Grill 5494 Highway 7, Mountain Iron, MN, USA