Elwood J. Anderson, Sr.

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  • Name: Elwood J. Anderson, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Wadena, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 13, 1911
  • Date of Death: March 8, 1995 (83 years old)
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  • High School and Class: 1930 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SSG (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Elwood J. Anderson worked for Blandin Paper Company, Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 42 years. He married Adeline Randall on April 14, 1951. Elwood was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Military Order of Cooties and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He had six sons, Edwood, Jr., Mike, Jerry Randall, Rodney Randall, Dean Randall, and Dwight Randall, three daughters, Karen Anderson, Renee Cutting, and Delrae McBride; two brothers, Orvel Anderson and Dick Anderson; two sisters, Donna Schaduck (Schadegge?) and Ila Bishop, 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

    Buried at Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-17-1-8)

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