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James D. Anderson

1925 - 2013

James D. Anderson, 87, of La Valle and Kenosha, WI passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his Kenosha residence.

Born on June 13, 1925 in Zion, Ill., he was the son of the late David Kirk and Alma (Lund) Anderson. He moved from Zion to California where he resided from 1950 until 1993. He then resided in both La Valle and Kenosha where he owned homes in both towns.

He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II as a Third Class Petty Officer until he was honorably discharged.

For many years he worked as a Sales Representative for Sloan Valve, Co until his retirement.

A member of Zion Community Church, Immanuel Presbyterian Church in CA, the Masons, the Cattle Men, the Dairyland Organ Society and St. Andrews Society in CA. James loved to read, listen to classical music, and attend organ concerts with his friends. He enjoyed talking about politics, current events and religion. If you didnt bring something to the table he would get bored.

James is survived by two nephews, Scott (Frieda) Anderson and David (Connie) Anderson both of Bristol; two nieces, Laurie Krenske of Racine and Betty Kreul of Moose Lake, Minn.; two great nieces, Mia (Matt) Anderson Kurudza and Elle Anderson; three great nephews, Adam (Trisha) Anderson, David (Lisa) Anderson and Marcus Anderson; his sister in law, Laurie Anderson; and his lifelong dearest friend, Barbara Cameron. He was a good friend, mentor and father to; Jose (Nancy) Vigil and their son, Ethan Vigil of Kenosha; Wilfredo (Alejandra) Vigil and their sons, Wilfredo and Sebastian of Oak Creek, Wis., and Erick Vigil and his family of Richland Center, Wis. He is further survived by other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Anderson, his sister, Ruth Usty and his niece, Patricia Ruud.

A graveside memorial service with Full Military Honors will be held on James birthday, Thursday, June 13, at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, 1436 Kenosha Rd., Zion, IL 60099 at 10 a.m.

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5111 60th St. 262 654 3533

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Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Apr. 17, 2013
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