Age 81 of Danbury, Wisconsin. He was born to Fred and Inez Andersen on October 2, 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; brother Allen Andersen; loving wife of 49 years Kathleen; and infant grandson Matthew. He is survived by his 5 children and their spouses Steve Andersen (Tammy), Sheila Chayer (Dave), Sarah Pavek (Jim), Mark Andersen (Michelle) and Monica Atneosen (Jeff); 12 grandchildren Jessica Garcia (Justin) Rachel Garcia, Nolan Pavek, Alyssa Chayer, Grace Fischer (Josh), Elizabeth Atneosen, Sophia Pavek, Brian Atneosen, Abby Andersen, Zachary Andersen, Ella Andersen and Hannah Andersen; great-grandchildren Hailey Hammond and Ronan Hammond. Ken was a devoted husband and loving father. He was fiercely independent and lived a full and rich life. He loved sports of all kinds, fishing, and living in the splendor of his beautiful Lake Minerva setting. At his passing, all 5 of his children were by his side. He left this life wrapped in the gentle arms of his family’s love only to return to those of his beautiful bride in heaven. Funeral service 2 PM Wed. Oct. 4 at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Visitation one-hour prior. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Memorials to donor’s choice or Burnett County Medical Center.