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Elmer M. Anderson

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Elmer M. ANDERSON Our much loved Father, Grand-father and Great-Grandfather ('Pop') passed away with family by his side on March 31, 2011. Elmer, son of Eric and Anna Anderson was born, October 10, 1921 on Bainbridge Island. He attended a one-room schoolhouse and Bainbridge Island H.S. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, he served our country during World War II. His career at People's Bank began as a courier and, after several decades, he retired as Executive Vice President. At the bank he met his future wife, Irene, his best friend and 'buddy'. During his career, he provided financial services for individuals and entrepreneurs such as the Nordstrom Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Ivar Haglund. Elmer served many organizations including Rotary, the Lutheran Compass Center, Seattle Lutheran H.S., and Virginia Mason Hospital Foundation. His favorite pastimes were spending time with his wife and family, attending the Seattle Symphony, tracking his investments, gardening and golfing. Traveling since the 1970s, Elmer and Irene made many trips to Europe and Asia. They also enjoyed time at their cabin in Mason County for fishing, clam- ming and exploring the boondocks. Elmer was preceded in deathby his wife of 69 years, Irene. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Bill) of West Seattle; grandson Jim of Vancouver, WA; granddaughter Amy (Jeff) of West Seattle; and two great grand-children, Michael and Anna, who will all greatly miss his love, generosity, and compassion. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 8, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136. Donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 3 to Apr. 6, 2011
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