Wilbert George Anderson

Obituary
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Anchorage resident Wilbert George Anderson, 62, died July 13, 2009, in Chignik of natural causes. A visitation will be at 10 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m., Monday at St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Father John Zabinko will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mark Kosbruk, Doug Peratrovich, Harry Kalmakoff Jr., Fred Traffin, Lars Anderson and Billy Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be George Traffin, Fred Newmeyers and Ralph Skonberg. Wilbert will be laid to rest at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Wilbert was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Chignik. He was a resident of Alaska all of his life. He was a lifelong commercial fisherman. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 6, 1966, to Dec. 18, 1967, and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged. He was Russian Orthodox and enjoyed watching football, cooking for family gatherings, and subsistence gathering. His family wrote: "Wilbert was a very generous man who would give the shirt off his back to those in need; besides his shirt, he also donated his kidney because his cousin needed it. Wilbert always made sure that there was food for everyone." Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Harry Macauly; sons and daughters-in-law, Emmett and Malia Anderson and Melvin and Kelly Anderson; son, Victor; sister, Agnes Carlson; brothers, Herbert and Bruce Anderson; grandsons, Derrick, Gabriel, Seraphim and Nick Macauly, and Orion, Zachariah and Keith Anderson; granddaughters, Dora and LeAndrea Macauly, Leslie Colwell and Kayla Anderson; great-grandson, Mattias Watson; and former wife, Lena Anderson. He was preceded in death by his father, John Anderson; mother, Okalena Anderson; brothers, Emmett and Nick Anderson; and sisters, Lillian Stepanoff and Janet Selig. Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 17 to July 18, 2009