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Richard Andersen

Richard Landes Andersen, "Dick" to his colleagues, friends and family, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2016 at the age of 81. In his last days he was surrounded by his family and passed away peacefully. Born in Williston, North Dakota on August 2, 1934, he moved to Seattle as a child. As a teenager he sailed in Alaska with the US Coast and Geodetic Survey. A member of Local 32, he was a journeyman plumber until 1974 when he became a Plumbing Inspector for Seattle King County. In 1983 he was promoted to Chief Plumbing Inspector until he retired in 2003.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a brother, John Andersen. Dick's proudest accomplishment is his family -

seven children, Teri (Steve) Asmussen, Lundee (Tom) Jesus, Rick (Shawn) Andersen, Karen (Dan) Quinnell, Valerie (Tom) Hoffman, Chris (Misty) Andersen and Ryan (Leann) Andersen, twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. He has left behind a great legacy and his presence will be missed.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at noon. All are welcome. Location: Tabernacle Baptist Church, 16508 8th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155. In lieu of flowers, his children request that you please send a donation to a .
Published in The Seattle Times from July 19 to July 20, 2016
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