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1939 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Kiku G. Andersen, 75

THOMPSON, CT - Kiku G. Andersen, 75, of Thompson, Connecticut died at home Tuesday, February 3, 2015 following an illness. She was born in Karuizawa, Japan on September 1, 1939, daughter of the late Kurt and Margarethe Schubert. She leaves her two daughters, Michele P. Andersen of Nashua, NH and Nicole M. Andersen of Cambridge, MA.

When she was an infant, her family returned to Germany on the last train that successfully traversed the Trans-Siberian Railway from Vladivostok during the war. Kiku immigrated to the U.S. in 1960, and shortly settled in Thompson after her marriage to the late Carl E. Andersen. Her lifelong love of tennis was kindled as a child in Hamburg; decades of competing in the sport were highlighted with many Worcester County Open titles, as well as a ranking of first in Women's 40 Singles in New England. She was also active in many volunteer activities over the years including the New England Tennis Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Audubon Society, Day Kimball Hospital, and the Thompson Historical Society.

Kiku became Greek Orthodox before Christmas after attending Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster for many years. Her 40 Day Memorial will be part of the church service on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the church at 37 Lake Parkway, P.O. Box 713, Webster, MA 01570.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2015
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