Richard "Dick" Daniel Anderson

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  • Name: Richard "Dick" Daniel Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 23, 1920
  • Date of Death: November 10, 1999 (78 years old)
  • Parents: John Anderson and Bennie (Franks) Anderson
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  • Highest Rank: SSG (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: August 1, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: November 6, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Served in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and as a military policeman.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Richard Daniel Anderson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: December 23, 1920
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 14, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Ben Anderson
    Height: 5' 7"
    Weight: 155
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: John D. Anderson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Married Mae A. Mattfield on September 13, 1952. He owned and operated Anderson Glass in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 35 years and also built numerous homes in the area. He was a member of Itasca Lodge No. 208 A.F. & A.M., Pokegama Chapter No. 102 Royal Arch Masons, North Star Shrine Club, North Star Cycle Patrol, Jephthah Chapter No. 176 Order of Eastern Star, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite of Hibbing and Duluth, Elkhanah Commandry of Bemidji, Aad Temple Shrine of Duluth, the Aad Temple Mustang Patrol and the Shriners Hospital 100 Million Dollar Club.

    He is survived by his wife, Mae; a daughter, Gwen Litchke; two sons, Ben and LeRoy; two sisters Donna Schadegge and Ila Bishop, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Bennie (Franks) Anderson, sister Eldora Mjolsness; brothers Van, Ben, Elwood, Orvel, and John; and a grandson Eric Litchke.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-31-2-4)

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