Analysis (Week of 3/23)
Mike Foster, a business consultant for Anderson's Plymouth-based firm
Anderson's son, Charlie
sales manager Brian O'Gara
The obituary has an alternative lead:
"There might not be a more quintessential food at the Minnesota State Fair than mini-doughnuts, and for that we can thank entrepreneur Edward M. Anderson."
The lead works for the obituary because it shows the connection between Anderson and Minnesotans through the tradition of the Minnesota State Fair and the love of his delectable doughnuts.
The obituary differs from a resume because it is a more emotionally involved tribute to a person's life and accomplishments rather than a straight listing of facts. The obituary also usually employs quotes from those who knew the person featured in the obituary well.