Benjamin Patrick Anderson, age 22 of Hoffman, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota, as a result of a snowmobile accident. His family chose to honor Ben’s life through eye and tissue donation.
Visitation for Ben Anderson will be Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer service at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN. Visitation will continue from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN.
Funeral services for Benjamin Patrick Anderson will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN, with Reverend Mark Mathews officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Benjamin Patrick Anderson was born on August 24, 1997, in Morris, MN, the son of Patrick and Jacki (Coulter) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Ben attended West Central Area Schools and graduated with honors in 2016. He participated in Student Council, band, National Honor Society, and received the Excel and Triple “A” Awards. Ben was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. One of his many passions was baseball, and he loved pitching to his favorite catcher, Ross.
Ben was currently a senior at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, where he was studying Agribusiness. He was active in the Alpha Gamma Rho-Epsilon chapter and served as the finance chair. Ben and his brother, Ross, were best friends. They lived together in college and spent much of their time together. Ben was looking forward to graduating in May and had secured his dream job at AgCountry Farm Credit Services in Willmar.
Ben’s passions were farming, sports, and country music. He especially loved going to WeFest with family and friends. Ben had a phenomenal memory of music and often had competitions with Brooke while riding in the car, guessing the song and artist while singing the songs. Ben had a love for agriculture, working side by side with uncle Paul, cousin Brent, and Ross.
Ben touched countless lives. His genuine kindness, compassion, good heartedness, gentleness, and quiet leadership will be his legacy. He loved children and was looked up to and loved deeply by his two godchildren, Brenner Sauer and Tate Strand, and special cousins.
Ben is survived by his mother: Jacki Anderson of Hoffman, MN; two siblings: Ross and Brooke both of Hoffman, MN; grandmother: Betty Anderson of Hoffman, MN; aunts and uncles, Cindy Anderson-Eull of Fergus Falls, MN, Paul (Carol) Anderson of Hoffman, MN, Jean (Darrell) Connell of Alexandria, MN, Carolyn (Kevin) Seifermann of Foley, MN, Jaclyn (Todd) Walter of Pine Island, MN, Kari (Bob) Halter of Lamberton, MN, Jeff (Elise Nielsen) Coulter of Lamberton, MN, Tammy Schenk of Sleepy Eye, MN, and Jodi (John) Smith of Jeffers, MN; and numerous cousins.
Ben was preceded in death by his father: Patrick in 2016; and grandparents: Dale Anderson, Merle and Janice Coulter.
Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN.