David Leonard Anderson

David Leonard Anderson, 55, Minot, died Friday, May 23, 2014, in Minot.

David Leonard Anderson was born Sept. 5, 1958, in Minot, to Leonard and Evelyn (Rostad) Anderson. He graduated from Minot High School-Magic City Campus. He married Cathy Balke (Anderson Mathern). They had two children, Cody and Colton, who both live in Minot. They were later divorced.

For many years Dave worked as a meat cutter and managed a meat department in Minot. He also worked as a carpenter. Dave’s favorite pastimes were attending his sons’ sporting events, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught his sons how to hunt and fish at a very young age, and Cody and Colton carry on those traditions to this day. He also liked playing softball, basketball and barbecuing with his family.

Those who shared in his life: children, Cody Anderson and Colton (Heather) Anderson, and granddaughter, Fisher Anderson, all of Minot; mother, Evelyn Anderson, Minot; brothers, Mike Anderson, Minot, Mark (Besty) Anderson, Bozeman, Mont., and Paul (Jeni) Anderson, Alabama, and many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by: his father, Leonard, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

There will be a private memorial service to honor Dave’s life in June. For an invitation, please call Colton at 701-721-3560.

Memorial Booksigning: Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (