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Albin Elmer Anderson, 91, of Forks passed away on January 15, 2013.
He was born June 23, 1921, to Emil and Hilma (née Mattson) Anderson in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Fenger High School and attended Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Seminary.
He married Gladys Tobro on June 4, 1944, in Chicago at the Swedish Mission Church. Together, they prepared for a career as missionaries, serving in Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Panama.
Returning to the States in 1969, he worked for the Christian Businessmen Men's Committee and founded The Good Book Foundation.
In semiretirement, he and Gladys enjoyed traveling to Scandinavia and the British Isles — and visiting their children and grandchildren across the country.
Elmer loved music, books, any excuse to drink coffee with friends and delighted in gathering his family around him.
He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Nicklas; children Miriam (Roger) Wise, Rebecca Anderson and husband David Toht, Judy (Thomas) Millhorn, Michael (Deborah) Anderson and Deborah (Martin) Dillon; grandchildren Kathryn Millhorn, Elizabeth Wisebrauner, Emily Kelso, Adam, Betony and Ben Toht, Catrina Legorreta, Eric, Ryan and Sean Millhorn, Jonathan and Rachel Anderson, and Luke, Hannah, Isaac and Noah Dillon; great-grandchildren Olivia Cronin, Elias and Scarlett Toht, Kenna Millhorn and Cody Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Church of the Nazarene, 170 Sol Duc Way, Forks, WA 98331.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Jan. 20, 2013