Anderson James  

James E. Anderson, DDS, 68, died peacefully Monday, July 9, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Hibbing to Edwin and Isabelle Anderson on July 16, 1943, and was a lifelong area resident. James graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1967. He married Geraldine Biondi in Hibbing in 1964, and was a veteran having served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. James was a dentist in Hibbing for 43 years owning Northland Family Dentistry. While building his practice, he was also building the family log home on Swan Lake. He loved the outdoors in particular hunting, fishing, the family hunting camp on Leech Lake, along with his home on Swan Lake. He will be remembered most for his kindness and generosity to his family, friends and patients.

He will be missed by his wife, Geraldine; children: Edwin (Kristen) Anderson, MD, of Bigfork, Katherine (Tony Heath) Anderson of San Diego, Calif., and Benjamin (Stephanie) Anderson of Chaska, Minn.; grandchildren: Maggie, Greta, Eli and Macy Anderson; mother-in-law, Alice Biondi of Hibbing; sister-in-law, Sandy Hecimovich of Hibbing; and sisters, Katheryn Furlong of Pengilly and Carol Bryant in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Allio Biondi; and brother-in-law, Peter Hecimovich.

Funeral: As per James’s request, a private family service will be held.

Burial: Entombment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery columbarium with military honors accorded by the VFW Post 8510.


I was sad to read the passing of James Anderson who graduated in our Class of '61.We both played the trombone in the highschool band. I remember him being ever so pleasant and having high expectations in life. He of course became a very successful dentist, served his country honorably as an officer in the Air Force, and was a devoted family man. --- I consider myself very fortunate to be part of a class of high achievers.             -- Rudy Nylund