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Obituary for Harry F. Anderson
Harry Fred Anderson was born April 9, 1918 to Andrew and Anna Anderson, farmers in the Falun area. He was the eighth of nine children.
Harry attended grade school at Wood Lake and high school at Grantsburg. He helped his brother, Morris, on the farm during the summer months. Harry was employed at the Falun Co-op Creamery for four years in the late 1930’s. He moved to Frederic in 1940 and worked for Bud Beck Novelty until he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. After Boot Training, Harry took a three-month course in Radio and Code School.
He was shipped to Pearl Harbor for three days; to the Palmyra Islands for 10 ½ months; and then spent five months in the Marshal Islands.
He was put on furlough on October 15, 1944 and married Verle Nelson of Grantsburg on October 19th. Five months later he was shipped overseas again, this time to Guam, then on to Nagasaki Japan where he spent four months. Harry was Honorably Discharged on January 16, 1946.
He went to work as a fieldman for Stokely Van Camp Canning Company and also started a small novelty business in Frederic. He worked for Stokely’s for ten years, then worked full-time to expand the novelty business.
Verle passed away in January, 1972. Harry married Dorothy Muller on December 8, 1973. In 1978 he sold his novelty business and retired.
Harry had many interests, including playing baseball and hockey in his early years. He also loved to golf and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Harry passed away October 31, 2013 at St. Croix Regional Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all siblings, wife Verle and wife Dorothy.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Parkins and husband Gary, Sandra Rommel and husband John; five grandchildren, Eric Olson, Brent Olson, Christopher Rommel, Keri Jensen and husband Bryan and Nicholas Rommel and wife Crystal; and three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Aaden Jensen, and Kaylyn Rommel.
Memorial services will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic on Monday, November 4, 2013 – visitation will begin at 10AM followed by the service at 11AM.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com. Continue to check these websites for updated information or call Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 or the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.