ROCKY BOY'S INDIAN RESERVATION - Dean Blake Anderson, 42, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday at Northern Montana Hospital as a result of an accidental drowning.
A wake service for Blake, whose Native American name is Eagle Child, began Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Rocky Boy. A Native American funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with burial to follow at Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Blake was born April 20, 1961, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Henry and Nancy (Raining Bird) Anderson. He later moved with his father to Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1977. After graduation, he and his father moved to Great Falls.
In 1977 he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for his brother-in-law at the ALCO Plumbing Co. In 1994 he moved back to Great Falls as a plumber. He later moved to Lolo, where he worked as a loader for a transportation company. In May of 2003 he moved to Rocky Boy.
Blake's hobbies were fishing and bowling.
He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Duane Anderson.
He is survived by his father, Henry Anderson of Helena; sons, Andrew Anderson and Blake Anderson Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Matthew Anderson of Lolo; a special friend, Debra Tail Feathers of Lolo; sisters, Delena Anderson and Gloria Ortiz of Los Angeles and Connie Flores of Rocky Boy; brothers, Ernest "Reed" Anderson of St. Ignatius, and Edwin Oats of Helena; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre.