Elmer Anderson obituary
Elmer Anderson was born Feb. 22nd 1884 in Nevada Twp., near Lyle, the son of Erick and Bertha Anderson. He grew to manhood in that community and at the age of 25, became a butter maker, and was employed in this work to the time of his death.
He died very suddenly Tuesday evening Dec 26th in Elysian, Minn. after a heart attack. He was a former member of the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church.
He is survived by five brothers Ole and Edgar of Duluth, Bennie and Robert of Lyle and Melvin of Austin, and one sister Mrs. L. F. Beadle (Nora) of Lyle Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Mr. Anderson was one of the best butter makers in the profession, as can be seen by the many awards and diplomas which he won in various contests and in many places where he exhibited. In the National contest at Portland, Oregon he was awarded a medal for the best butter entered in 1921. In Detroit, Michigan his butter scored 94 points and won the highest honor, as he did in Memphis, Tenn. the same year (1924) in the National contest. In recognition of his superior merit Gov. J. A. A. Burnquist, then governor of Minnesota, awarded him a medal on high achievement and success in his chosen profession as a butter maker.