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Elgin Richard Anderson


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Elgin Richard Anderson Obituary
Elgin Richard Anderson

Elgin R. Anderson, 91, born in Saskatchewan, Canada on October 29, 1922, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Alma Anderson and sisters Louise, Gladys and Norma, and is survived by brother Floyd (Joan). He is also survived by his wife Mary and their seven children; Elaine, Paula (Dennis), Naomi, Elgin (Teri), Pamela, Thomas (Kellie) and Roger (Shirley), seven grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving him is daughter Michelle Elfrink and family of Duluth, MN. After starting his life in Canada his family relocated to Duluth, MN where he grew up as a talented athlete and graduated from Denfeld H.S. in 1942 having excelled in both track and baseball. He enlisted in the Army during WWII, afterward returning to Duluth and continuing to play baseball, including pitching for the semi-pro Duluth team. Before moving his family to Seattle in 1959 he worked for the Duluth News Tribune, which led him to his career in the composing room of The Seattle Times from 1959 until his retirement in 1988. Co-workers at the Times knew him as "Andy" and he took pride in being responsible for putting together the front page, giving readers their first look at the biggest stories of the day. He leaves behind a large extended family and will be missed.

We hope there was a new mitt and an awesome set of tools waiting for you, Dad.

Please sign Elgin's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014
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