Clarence “C.J.” Andresen, Jr., age 87 and lifelong member of Le Sueur, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Le Sueur. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Private interment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Le Sueur.
C.J. was born on August 25, 1932 to Clarence and Geneva (Morganthaler) Andresen, Sr., in Le Sueur. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1951. He married Joyce Ann Balk on February 6, 1954 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He owned and operated Andresen Oil Company (Skelly Oil) from 1952–1985. He then was a 911 dispatcher for the City of Le Sueur from 1985–1999. After retirement, C.J. and Joyce traveled throughout all 50 states and spent winters in Rockport, TX starting in 1999.
He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, his coffee group at Holiday, and spending time with his family. He also kept in close touch with his high school classmates.
He is survived by his 4 children, Sue (Dave) Pundsack, St. Cloud, MN, Amy (Gary) Thelemann of Le Sueur, Jane (Dave) Rogers of Jacksonville, FL, and Chris (Dana) Andresen of Blaine, MN; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce on 8/23/2007 and 3 brothers, Dick, Ray, and Donald.
The family wishes to thank Oak Terrrace Assisted Living in Le Sueur for their kindness and care during this difficult week.
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