Dave grew up in Willmar, Minn. He lived in the Minneapolis area for a time. He met and married Sandra in 1991 and they moved to Princeton, Minn. in 1999. In April 2012, the couple took up residence at their cabin on Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, Minn., where Dave passed away from cancer at the age of 64 years and 9 months.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Anderson, of Isle, Minn.; brothers, Bill and Bruce Anderson; step-father, Merrill Pregler, of Brainerd; children, Joseph (Diane), Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, Nicholas (Kelly), Jeanne, and Christina (Jim); step-children, Michael (Heidi) Hozempa, Pamela (Joel) Hauer, and Robin (Curtis) Fogel; and 20 grandchildren.
Dave enjoyed life and always looked for the good in people. He had many careers—gas and diesel mechanic, farmer, and a truck driver. He will be dearly missed. Interment in Isle, Minn. Arrangements with Brenny Funeral Chapels in Brainerd.