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Berdell "Andy" Anderson, age 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2010.
Berdell E. Anderson
Sept. 25, 1916-Nov. 11, 2010
He was born on September 25, 1916 in Dawson, MN to Erick and Charlotte Anderson and later moved to Watauga, SD where he grew up. In 1936 he left SD via a Pullman boxcar headed to Montana and then hooked a ride on a refrigerated boxcar (leaving the doors open) and headed to Washington State where he has resided ever since.
Berdell worked for The Boeing Company for 40 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), The Museum of Flight and numerous other associations. He had a love of airplanes and enjoyed going to the Arlington Fly-In. He was a director on the Greater Everett Bowling Association Board and bowled many City, State and National tournaments. He belonged to the Improved Order of Redmen Pilchuck Tribe #42 and was a Past Great Sachem. He was an avid book and magazine reader and loved to tell stories. He enjoyed yard work and growing tomato plants and gave them away to everyone he knew. Up until his fall, he bowled two leagues a week, mowed an acre of lawn and drove himself everywhere, including almost daily trips to Bartell Drugs to print pictures.
Berdell is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Irene; his five daughters, Janet Landstrom, Wanda Kerzie, Karen (Gerald) Tallman, Vicki (Dennis) Mills and Kris (Dan) Grieve; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Audney Meuter, Dorothy Shea, Marion Cain and Carol Bentson; many relatives; and wonderful friends and neighbors.
We would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the nursing staff on the 4th floor of Providence Colby campus and to Hospice for their kindness and loving care.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1306 Lake View Ave., Snohomish, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave. Suite 500, Everett, WA, 98201.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2010