HENDERSONVILLE-Al Anderson of Hendersonville passed away on Friday October 25, 2013 at Mission Hospital.
Al was born and raised in Chicago, IL, the son fo the late Fred and Linnea Anderson, who had immigrated to the United Sates from Sweden.
He graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Illninois in Champaign-Urbana, IL; and became a Registered Architect in the State of Illinois. The last 20 years of his career he was a
Senior Project Engineer with Abbott Laboratories at their corporate headquarters in North Chicago, IL, where he coordinated design at construction of pharmaceutical facilities world-wide. He and his wife moved to Hendersonville in 1996.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, where he served as an usher and trustee of their memorial garden; Kedron Lodge No. 387 AF&AM in Hendersonville; a Past Master of Pike Lodge No. 355 AF & AM in Kenosha, WI; the American Scandinavian Foundation in Hendersonville; and a member & Past President of the Henderson County Tennis Association. He enjoyed playing bridge and gardening around his home; and was a volunteer at Pardee Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and wife Dorine in 2007; and is survived by two daughters Kris Gayhart of Tempe, AZ and Kathi Lawrence of Canton, MI; three grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church with a reception to follow.
Memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. W. Hendersonville, Your local Humane Society or American Cancer Society.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 27, 2013