David Scott Anderson, age 66, of Norwalk, died at his home on Monday, July 29th, 2019.
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Dave was born April 15, 1953 in Howard Lake, Minnesota. He was the fourth child born to Vergil and Geri (Gutzke) Anderson. As a kid, Dave loved fishing and would collect pop cans for money to buy bait. He also became interested in motors, eventually buying and painting an old car and entering it into a demolition derby while still in high school. He also loved skiing – both on snow and water.
After high school, he attended St. Cloud State University and majored in Psychology. At that time, he also worked Dayton’s, a department store in the Twin Cities. This is where he met his future wife, Mary (Becker). Dave also worked at the Old Dutch potato chip factory repairing machines before moving, with Mary, to Billings, Montana where the two were wed.
Eventually, Mary’s job led to another relocation to Des Moines. Dave started working with Iowa Cash Register and the couple’s three children (Zack, Erik and Mackenzie) were born. In 1989 the family moved to Norwalk into a house Dave built almost entirely by himself – selling his beloved Harley to make the down payment on the lot. Dave bought Electronic Office Systems and changed the company from an office equipment supplier to focus almost solely on point of sale and credit card processing. His wife worked with him in the business until her passing in 2015. He worked tirelessly for his customers, most of whom became friends. Dave owned and worked in the business until his death.
There wasn’t anything that Dave couldn’t and wasn’t willing to fix. From his children’s toys to eventually cars and houses, it didn’t seem anything was ever broken beyond his repair. If it wasn’t his kids, he was helping his friends and neighbors with their projects. Outside of his handy work, Dave enjoyed golf and was an avid outdoorsman. He went on many hunting trips with friends, but his real passion was ice fishing. He spent many hours on the golf course with his sons and had just purchased a cabin up North with his brother, Rob. He was blessed with many grandchildren – Carson, Brielle, Jack, Hazel and Aleigha – who enjoyed spending time with their grandpa, especially taking rides on the Ranger.
Dave will be remembered for his dry, sarcastic sense of humor and his ability to never take life too seriously. He will be missed by his many friends and family.