William "Bill" Lewis Anderson

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  • Name: William "Bill" Lewis Anderson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 26, 1922
  • Date of Death: August 26, 2001 (79 years old)
  • Parents: Charles Anderson and Ella (Miner) Anderson
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: September 19, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: December 12, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: William Louis Anderson (Lewis)
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: June 26, 1922
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Blandin Paper Company
    Height: 5' 7"
    Weight: 140
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: August J. Christianson

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    William attended elementary school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He attended high school in Webster and Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He returned to Grand Rapids following graduation and worked for the Blandin Paper Company before serving in the United States Navy. Following his discharge from the Navy, he was married to Faye B. Schauls on December 22, 1945. They then moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and he returned to work at the Blandin Paper Company where he retired in 1984 after 43 years. He served as president of the Papermill Employees Union and was an active volunteer with the local veterans organizations as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Military Order of Cooties where he served as seamsquirrel. He also served as a hockey coach and was instrumental in developing amateur hockey in the Grand Rapids area.

    He is survived by daughter, Judy (Paul) Dick; three sons, Lonnie, Steven (Janet), and Rockney "Rocky" (Diane); 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-18-0-5)

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