Nov. 20, 1918 - Dec. 24, 2008
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Harold Andersen passed away on December 24, 2008 at Sunrise Assisted Living. He was born on the eastern plains near Genoa, Colorado to A.B. Andersen and Lucy (Owen) Andersen. He was the first born of nine children. As a family the Andersens formed the Hillside Dairy in Limon, Colorado. They milked, bottled, and delivered the milk to their customers in Limon. Harold graduated from Limon High School in 1937. During WWII, Harold served in the Army four years. Upon returning from the war, he married Doris Laudeman on November 27, 1946. During his lifetime, he tried many careers. He apprenticed as a plumber in Limon, dairy farmed at Castle Rock and Cherry Valley, bought and sold a Creamery in Colorado Springs. He retired after working at the Air Force Academy for 16 years as a heat maintenance person. He and Doris "retired" and lived in Irvine, California for twenty years. In California, he enjoyed his year round gardening. He returned to Colorado Springs after the illness and death of his wife Doris. He then became a resident at Sunridge Retirement Community where he lived for the last six years. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Andersen, his brother Howard Andersen, and his grandson, Tony Mitchell. He is survived by his children, Nancy Andersen of Colorado Springs, Roxie (John) Stevenson of Greeley, Tom (Elaine) Andersen of Fort Collins, and Mitzi Andersen of Little Elm, Texas. His grandchildren Angela Wyble, Sage Stevenson, Tyler Stevenson, Erik Andersen, Karena (Allan) Ewert, Lenae Andersen, and Julie Mitchell, and his great-grandchildren, D.J. and Kaelea Leeks, his four brothers, Noble Andersen, Jim (Elaine) Andersen, David (Beverly) Andersen, and Richard (Gay) Andersen, and his three sisters, Louise Lovell, Marguerite Knadle (Jim), and Joy Andersen. Thank you to Sunridge Retirement Community and to Sunrise Assisted Living for giving him a pleasant place to live and to Odyssey for the loving care and support. Memorial services will be held at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive at 11:00 am on Friday, January 2, 2009. In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Published in The Gazette on Dec. 30, 2008