Glen "Tex" Anderson, age 86, of De Smet, SD, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society in De Smet, SD.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, May 5, 2023, at 2:00 PM at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD. Pastor David Peterson will officiate with music provided by Mary Weerts as organist and Kelsey McCune as vocalist. The service will be livestreamed via the Crawford-Osthus website.
Burial will follow at De Smet Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD.
Glenn was born on July 24th, 1936, to Nils and Eva (Davis) Anderson in Elkton, SD. He grew up in Wolsey, where at the young age of 15 he started his passion for sales selling TV towers. His sales positions had him traveling and living in multiple locations. One of which was Lubbock, Texas where he worked as a production welder. He then made his way to De Smet, dressed like a true Texan, earning the name many people know him by “Tex.” He got a job as a mechanic at Hummel–Stalheim, where they quickly figured out he was a perfect fit as a salesman. He later bought the John Deere and GMC dealership from them.
Tex married Marilyn Peterson on October 5th, 1954, and, had 2 sons Steve and Danny. Marilyn passed away in 1971. Then on April 13th, 1972, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Nancy Wehrkamp. Together they made their home in De Smet raising Steve and Danny.
Tex was a very social person and had many stories and words of wisdom. He could make a connection and spark up a conversation with just about anyone he crossed paths.
Golf was one of Tex’s favorite past times where he spent many hours playing with friends and family. He also enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting, yard work, traveling to many destinations with his wife Nancy and enjoying many weekends at the lake. One of the biggest joys of his life was being with his grandkids, following and cheering them on in all their sports and activities. Tex was a Bulldog fan through and through, watching games any chance he could. His grandchildren appreciate all his wisdom, support and love throughout the years. In the last 8 months, he enjoyed living in Brookings and getting to spend extra quality time with them.
Survived by and grateful to have shared his life with his beloved wife, Nancy Anderson, his son Steve (Laurie) Anderson of Lake Poinsett, 3 Grandchildren Nathan Anderson, Jessica (Dustin) Halverson, Tyler (Amanda) Anderson. 10 great-grandchildren Payton, Braxton, Kason, Bryson and Kamdon Anderson, Crue and Liv Halverson, Haven, Briar and Ledger Anderson. Sister Joyce Steen of Salina, Kansas. Sister-in-law Jeannie (Jack) Calwell of De Smet, brother-in-law Merle Klinkel, sister-in-law Donna Arnaud and many nieces and nephews.
Tex is proceeded in death by Marilyn (Peterson) Anderson, son Danny, infant son Rockney, his parents Eva and Nils, Step-dad Merlin Pasbrig, 2 brothers Arthur and Verne and 1 sister Marge Privett and infant great-grandson Layne Halverson.
Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel www.crawfordosthus.com
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