Birket Douglas Anderson, age 72 of Bloomington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 4, 2016.
Birk was born and raised in International Falls and graduated from the Falls High School in 1961. He moved to Bloomington in 1966 and was employed at Howard Wong’s Restaurant and Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge until 1978. Later that year, he started his career as a Flight Attendant. He worked for Western Airlines and Sun Country and retired from flying in 2009. He also served as a volunteer fireman for Station One at the Bloomington Fire Department from 1970 to 1991 and retired after 21 years of service.
Birk enjoyed his time at the Anderson family farm with his kids and grandkids, hunting deer and grouse, playing cribbage, riding his four-wheeler, working with his tractor and listening to country music.
Birk is survived by his children, Kelly (John) Laumann, John (Kristi) Anderson, Jennifer (Matt) Stockhaus and Christopher (Shelly McGerr) Anderson: eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Robert (Carol) Anderson, Donald Anderson, Charlene (Kevin) Jensen and Arden (Craig) McKnight; six nieces and nephews and countless friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Amber (Thompson) Anderson and brother, Lee (Judy) Anderson.
Visitation will be held at Gill Brother Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave. So. in Bloomington on Thursday, April 7, from 4-8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave. So. in Bloomington on Friday, April 8, with visitation from 9-10 am with mass to follow. Memorials preferred to the Bloomington Association of Retired Fireman, Inc. or the Animal Humane Society.
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