Selmer "Sam" Anderson(1923 - 2013)

Selmer "Sam" Anderson

Sam Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD, died January 21, 2013, in Sioux Falls. He was 89.

Selmer "Sam" Anderson was born December 6, 1923, in Adams, Wisconsin. Following his high school graduation, he moved to Sioux Falls, SD, where he attended Augustana College. After serving with the US Navy in WWII, he returned to school at Augustana, earning his Bachelor of Science degree.

Sam married Helen Bruflat in 1948. After Sam secured employment with the YMCA as Physical Director, the couple lived in Mason City, IA, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, and Benton Harbor, MI. In 1975, they returned to Sioux Falls. He retired in 1988, after a life-long career as Physical Director with the YMCA.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Helen Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD; his sons, David Anderson (Karen), Steven Anderson and Michael Anderson; three grandsons, Eric, Kevin and Brian Anderson, and three great-granddaughters.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Christ the Victor Chapel of First Lutheran Church, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon, Wednesday, with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 Wednesday evening at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue.


Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 23, 2013