Tribute to my Father:

Mr. Ormand "Andy" Edward Anderson, 1924 - 2006

Ormand "Andy" Edward Anderson was born on October 20, 1924, near Macon Twp, Bureau Co., IL, to Edward Bruce and Lona Olna Kelley Anderson, both are deceased.  He was raised in Wyoming, Stark County, IL, where he attended the area schools.  Father was a Medic in World War II, under President Eisenhower who was a commander in chief at the time-- WW II 1942-1945. He was a member of the V. F. W. and the local labor union in Galesburg.

     On May 29, 1948, he was married to Emma Mae Terpening. They had six children living and two deceased. Gary Wayne & Linda Vowels Anderson, Toulon, Ron & Foxie Hagerty, Dahinda, Rita & Wendall Saltsman, Kewanee, Edwin Wesley & Lisa Anderson, Aledo, IL; John Thomas Anderson, Altona, David Logan & Tracy Anderson, Wichita, KS. Dad leaves 14 grandchildren, 2 Step grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren to carry on his legacy.

     Father worked for Galesburg Construction Company, they went out of business, and then he worked for Harland Lundeen Construction until he retired 1989. At that time he was living two miles outside of Galva. My father to fill his time was never idle. He planted a big garden every year just because he like to see things grow. He never ate half of what he grew. He would give it away to the people who would stop out and ask about it. Fourth of July Picnics for the fireworks in Galva. Andy was always planting flowers, trees, bushes, mowing. He enjoyed working in the outdoors, taking photos, his dogs, & his family.  Just so much I could say here about him. Father always had a dog. Last day, he wanted to see his Bingo, but it was not meant to be.

Ormand E. "Andy" Anderson, 81, of Altona, formerly of Galva, died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at the Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 1, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Disabled American Veterans.

Engalnd @ Hospital dad with his comrades.

Vivian of Hereford

Back row: Pfc. Grile, Pfc. Schnettler, Pfc. Eickelshulte, Pfc. Anderson; my dad; Pfc Garrett

Front row: Pfc. Smith, Cpl. Gilliam, Capt. Davis, T/3 Carlson, T/5 Camp

photograph of Dad's Medals from World War II

Photograph of Dad's Honor Roll Certificate.

Dad's World War II Medals Photograph of them in frame I put them in. My brother John Has these they are to be handed down in family or give to the Stark Co. Historical Society on Dad's wishes.

National Honor Roll Certificate

This photo was taken in 1957, during the fall. Rita, on far left, then Gary behind dad, me on dad's right and Dad is holding Edwin. You can see our outhouse in the background. This photo was taken where I grew up. 6 miles North of Toulon, Stark Co., IL.

Grandpa & grandmother Anderson w/me, Gary, & Rita

This photo taken at the same time with our grandparents, Edwin/Edward Bruce and Lona Olna Kelley Anderson who were my dad's parents.

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