Charles Samuel Anderson, 83, a St. Anthony Park resident for more than 50 years, died June 14. He was born March 4, 1930, in Madison, Wis. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps (1951-53) and as a pastor in Madison, Wis., and Brooklyn, N.Y. (1957-61); professor at Luther Seminary (1961-76); and dean (1976-80) and president (1980-97) at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
He was devoted to his family and dedicated to his work and to the church. The family is grateful for his love and for many amazing years and adventures. They also express heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Clare Bridge and Allina Hospice for their many kindnesses.
He is survived by his family: his wife of 61 years, Catherine; his children, Eric (Brenda) and Kristin; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His memorial service was held June 18 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.