The following obituary is for Chester Anderson (1898-1971), born of John Christian and Helena (Blickfeldt) Anderson in Lessor, Wisconsin. His grandparents were Hans and Sarah/Sigrid Anderson of Norway and Frantz Heindrick and Mary (McMahon) Blickfeldt. Brothers and sisters were Floyd, Ruth Sophia, John H., Rudolph, Marvin, Raymond, Ruth M., Eileen, Richard, Roy, and Lillian. The obituary for Chester Anderson was published Oct 12, 1971, in the Racine Journal-Times, Racine, Wisconsin.
Age 73. Passed away at his home October 13, 1971.
Mr. Anderson was born in Lessor, Wisconsin, May 2, 1898, and had lived in Racine most of his life. He worked at Gordon Machine for 33 years, retiring in 1967.
Mr. Anderson was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church for over 50 years, taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, and the Church Council, in addition to serving as a member of the Building Committee of the present church. He was a member of Belle City lodge No 92F and A.M., the Gorton 20 Year Club, the Forward Together Senior Citizen Club of Humble Park, and the Senior Citizen Choir.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Lavern Anderson of Huntington Beach, California, Russell and Genevieve Anderson of Racine, and David of Los Angeles, California; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Miss Marjorie Anderson, of Racine, Nancy and Robert Stark of Racine, and John Drydyk, of Cedarburg, Wisconsin: 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rudolph Erwin Anderson, of Racine; Floyd Anderson, of DePere, Wisconsin, Raymond Anderson of Seattle, Washington; other half-sisters and half brothers; other relatives. His wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death, Jan. 9, 1969.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15 at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 1:30pm, the Rev. Dale Hallberg officiating. Interment will be in West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Hanson Funeral Home, 722 N. Memorial Drive, Thursday afternoon and evening from 4 to 9 PM and Friday at the church from noon ’til time of service. Masonic services will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 pm at the funeral home. All Master Masons are asked to meet at the Temple at 6:45 pm.
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