Melvin D. "Curley" Anderson
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Melvin D. "Curley" Anderson, of Boswell, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. Mel was born March 6, 1930 in Warren County, Indiana, to the late William and Josephine (Bernhart) Anderson. He graduated in 1948 from West Lebanon High School. On May 9, 1954, Mel and Shirley Ann Felix were married in Williamsport, Indiana. She passed away December 14, 1994. On September 4, 1999, he married Margene Johnson in Boswell; she survives. Mel farmed in Warren County after high school. He served in the Army Infantry in the Korean Conflict from 1951 until 1953. After his military service, Mel worked for the Boswell Grain Company, then as Parts Manager for Nesbitt Ford in Boswell and Pogue Ford in Attica. He was employed by Physical Services at Purdue University and retired in 1995. Mel was a member of the VFW and American Legion and participated in the Honor Guard at many Benton County funerals. From the mid-1950s, Mel attended, and was active in, the Boswell Church of Christ, serving for many years as a Deacon, and for several years as Financial Secretary.
Surviving are two daughters, Diane Byrd (Bob) and Carol Caldwell (John) of West Lafayette; son Brian "Scott" Anderson of Frankfort; stepdaughter Cathy Deno (Glen), and stepson Brent Johnson (Caroline) of Otterbein; and one sister, Barbara Dare (Donald) of Williamsport. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and step-grandchildren (Wes Byrd, Julie Byrd, Sara Caldwell, Matt Caldwell, Morgan Anderson, Nolan Anderson, Kelsey Egenolf, Bradon Johnson and Landon Johnson), two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by three Brothers Milton, Robert and Duane Anderson and stepson, Terry Johnson.
A Celebration of Mel's Life will be, Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Boswell Church of Christ, from 11 AM, until the time of Memorial Service at 1:00 PM, with Pastor John Morris officiating. Burial of ashes at Locust Grove Cemetery to be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boswell Public Library or the Boswell Church of Christ. Shoemaker Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Shoemaker Funeral Home
26 S Main St
Otterbein, IN 47970
Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 20, 2014