Of Puyallup, Washington (formerly of Ballard) passed into his Lord's presence Sunday morning, December 29th. He was a very active husband, father and grandfather, serving with his friends for years as a leader of his home church, Berean Bible Church of Shoreline Washington.

Herb was born on May 30, 1927 in Rockford Illinois, and then moved to Chicago with his family when he entered high school. Herb served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific theatre, working on a submarine chaser and a patrol boat. After his service in the military he attended Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, graduating with a degree in Microbiology and Public Health, specializing in Epidemiology.

He worked for the Seattle/King County health department for 33 years, retiring after his 10,000th investigation, and then working for the National Parks Service in Alaska, Oregon and Washington for eight additional years.

Herb and his wife Ruby also owned Scandinavian Specialty Products in Ballard for twenty years, serving traditional Scandinavian food and gifts to their loyal customers.

Herb is survived by Ruby, his wife of 58 years, son Tim Anderson (Nancy) of North Bend, and daughter Heidi Myers (Scott) of Enumclaw, as well as two grandsons (Cameron & Taylor), two granddaughters (Sonja and Julia), and nephew Michael Beggs of Houston Texas.

Memorial Services will be held at Berean Bible Church - 2345 N. 185th St. in Shoreline on Tuesday, January 7th at 1:00pm. Donations suggested to be given to Things to Come Mission through Berean Bible Church.

Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2014