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ANDERSON, Henry 1897-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/7/2011 at 17:01:27

H. M. Anderson, Former Mail Carrier, Dead

Henry M. Anderson passed away around 3 o'clock early Friday morning, June 1, 1979, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to complications following surgery reaching the age of 81 years and 6 months. He had entered the hospital there on May 25th.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 4, 1979, at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Rev. John H. Elenbaas officiated at the services. Two duet numbers were sung by Mrs. Ivan Slifer and Mrs. Harold Okones. Miss Monica Doyen was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Alvin Harms and Miss Marcella Neessen. Pall bearers were Clifford Bergman, Raymond Rust, Alvin Harms, Gratus Ross, Leland Luwe, and Dick D. Huisman. Interment was made in the Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Henry Morton Anderson, the son of Charles and Laura (Gordon) Anderson, was born in Coles County, Illinois on December 1, 1897. At the age of 17 years he came to Grundy County, Iowa, worked on various farms in the community. On March 3, 1920, he was united in marriage to Hannah DeNeui at the First Christian Reformed Church Parsonage by the Rev. H. C. Bode. Following their marriage they lived for a short time on a farm southwest of Wellsburg and then moved to Wellsburg to make their home. To this union was born one daughter, Lorraine.

He worked at the H. Lindaman and Sons Lumber Yard for seven years before becoming the rural mail carrier in the Wellsburg area in September of 1927. He retired for health reasons in December of 1957.

Mr. Anderson attended the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg all of his married life.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, two sisters, Dorothy in infancy and (Mary), Mrs. Hugh McGill.

Survivors include: his wife, Hannah, a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and W. Dwight Stone of Golden Valley, Minnesota; five sisters, Mrs. Gloe Fender of Mattoon, Illinois; Mrs. Elsie Montonye of Mattoon, Illinois; Mrs. Myrtle McMechan of Charleston, Illinois; Ruah (Mrs. Claude) Burcheard of Charleston, Illinois; Mrs. Catherine Ward of Charleston, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 June 1979, section 2, pg 1


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