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“I was saddened to learn of Layne's passing. I know his family will miss him greatly. I always enjoyed spending time with Layne whether working or...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Skip Hartman - Louisa, VA

“So Sorry to hear about your loss. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Dale & Lynda (Sabolik) Searcy - MN

“So sorry to the family. I had known layne for many years ..I used to dance with him in evansville at the ballroom. He helped me perfect my turns..lol...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: shelly - herman, MN - friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Loreena Anderson - Richfield, MN

“Our deepest sympathies to Deb, Mark, Florence and families ... we were so sorry to hear of Layne's passing. We will always remember his terrific...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Tom and Dede Kimble - Granville, OH

“TO ALL OF LAYNE'S FAMILY: Please accept my sincere sympathy in your time of loss! Layne was such a wonderful person; everyone who met him was...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl (Larson) Croonquist - ND

“Deb, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband. I very much enjoyed meeting Layne with you this winter in my office. Sincerely...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Brent Boraas - Alexandria, MN

“Debbie We were saddened to learn of the passing of Layne. Our most heartfelt sympathy to you. May the love of family and friends comfort and...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Verle and Jan Hammer - AZ

“Our deepest condolences go out to all the friends and family of Layne. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Tom,Tina,Andrew and Jacob Powers - CO

“Our sincere condolences to Deb, Mark,Florence and Families. We will miss dear Layne. So many family memories that we can cherish forever. Prayers...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Wally and Ina Powers - Plymouth, MN

“We were SOOO saddened to hear the news of Layne Passing-Please accept our deepest sympathy!! Curt and Debbey Johnson ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Debbey - Kensington, MN

“Deb. So sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted by your God in this difficult time and may He give you strength. Jerry & Natalie ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Jerry Rasmussen - Stevens Point, WI

“We hold you all close in thought and prayers. May God comfort you...Lloyd and Joanie Harris-Meyer ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Lloyd and Joanie Meyer - MN

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Layne Anderson during this difficult time. Especially Genell Kyllo and her family. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Shari Henderson - Rochester, MN

“Layne was my childhood friend. We grew our friendship as our parents would get together quite often to visit- our family and Layne's. Layne and I...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: David Ellis - Fergus Falls, MN

“To the Anderson Family - We just never know why these things happen and it is so tramatic when it does. So many lives affected, so much sorrow to be...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Mike & Vickey Goeden - Underwood, MN

“Debi, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days to come. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Twila Edmunds - Plymouth, MN

“Dearest Deb, My heart is heavey for your loss. We are praying for you and know that the Lord is with you during this time of grief. Your love was...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Jude Moe - Elk River, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie. Jerome & Irene ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Irene & Jerome - cyrus, MN

“Dear Debi, words alone cannot begin to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Margaret Rey - Saint Joseph, MN

“DEAREST FAMILY OF LAYNE, Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time. Saying "goodbye" will not be an easy task ahead for anyone. Know that...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Judy and Paul Thronson - MN

“Debbie, sorry to hear about Lane. We are thinking of you. May the promises of God give you comfort, and may God bless and keep you close to him at...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Marilyn & Dean Olhoft - Norcross, MN

“Greg and I are so sorry to hear about Layne. Deb, Mark, and the family are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. We will miss...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Donna and Greg Erickson - MN

“Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoghts and prayers ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Sharon and Robyn Leegaard - KY

“Deb--I cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. May God give you strength--I am just so very very sorry. Sheila & Lynn ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Sheila Schulz


Layne Anderson, age 61, of Barrett, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at HealthEast St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Funeral: 11:00 am Monday, March 19, 2012, Zion Lutheran Church, Hoffman Clergy: Rev. Donald Wagner Burial: Erdahl Cemetery, rural Elbow Lake Visitation: Sunday from 2-5 pm; prayer service at 4:30 pm at the Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at the church on Monday one hour before the service. Layne John Anderson was born February 5, 1951, to Lawrence and Florence (Powers) Anderson at Alexandria, Minnesota. He was baptized in May of 1951 and confirmed in May of 1966 at Grace Free Church in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Layne became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Minnesota, by Adult Confirmation and Baptism in April of 2011. He graduated from Barrett High School in 1969 and attended the Alexandria Technical College for welding. Layne's first love was farming and restoring old tractors. He also worked at The Barrett Grain Elevator in Barrett and at Titan Machinery in Elbow Lake. In recent years, he returned to running the family farm. On June 14, 1975, Layne was united in marriage to Constance Johnson and to that union one son, Mark, was born. On October 1, 2011, he was united in marriage to Deborah (Mahlke) Miles. Layne passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Layne is survived by his wife Deborah Anderson of Farwell, Minnesota; son Mark (Julie) Anderson and granddaughters Jaspin and Jaden of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; his mother Florence Anderson of Elbow Lake; sisters, Lynn (Gene) Jensen of Ashby, Minnesota, Geri Coyne of Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Genell (Bryan) Kyllo of Mantorville, Minnesota. Also surviving him are his step-children, Michelle Pieper of Phoenix, AZ, Tamara (Kelly) Horning of Zimmerman, MN, Aaron (Julia) Pieper of Phoenix, AZ, Christopher Pieper of Garfield, MN and Kayla (Andrew) Peterson of Fargo, ND; and eight step-granddaughters and one great-step-granddaughter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Anderson, and his grandparents. Layne was a friend to all he met and was loved by everyone whom his life touched.