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Norman Gilbert Anderson

September 27, 1922 — February 13, 2011

Norman Gilbert Anderson, son of the late McKinley and Clara (Mallernee) Anderson, was born on September 27, 1922 in Douglas County, Missouri near the Cold Springs Community, and passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at his home in Norwood, Missouri, following an extended illness. He was 88 years, 4 months and 17 days of age.
Norman grew up and attended school in Douglas County and at the age of fourteen he had a milk can route. He served his country in the United States Army/Air Corp during World War II and was honorably discharged on October 23, 1946. While in the service he received the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He later moved to Buffalo, Iowa, where he was employed by the Duey Portland Cement Company.
He was united in marriage to Evelyn Mullins on November 20, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas. Three children were born to this union. They made their home in the Norwood, Missouri area for many years and where they owned and operated Anderson Grocery Store from 1965 to 1977.
Norman enjoyed playing softball and baseball in his younger years. He also sponsored the Anderson Grocery ball team. He truly enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports over the years. He was known as an avid golfer, and he also liked being outdoors, especially when deer and quail hunting and fishing with his buddy, Sarge Roy.
Norman was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Mtn. Grove.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Evelyn Anderson on January 28, 2010; one son: Max Anderson; and by his sister: Olive Strunk.
He is survived by two sons: Steve Anderson and his wife, Sandy, of Norwood, Missouri, and Larry Anderson and his wife, Carol, of Mansfield, Missouri; one daughter: Sandy Peterson and her husband, Steve, of Mtn. Grove; seven grandchildren: Matt and Stephanie Anderson, Donny Anderson, Jeremiah and Shannon Peterson, Andy and Katie Peterson, Joey Peterson, Luke and Angie Anderson, Niki and Tony Edwards ; seven great-grandchildren: Gracie, Samee, Brady, Sophee, Rylee, Kelsy and Kelby; two special nieces: Alberta Steinert and Sheila Deaton; a special nephew: Mike Roy; and a host of other relatives, friends, and neighbors who will miss him very much.

Memorial Contributions:
Three Rivers Hospice, VFW, Thomas Cemetery, or Church of Christ in Mtn. Grove c/o of the funeral home.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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