Here on his grave my father will always have a Flag flying forever. He did as I grew up and he will now as he rests in Heaven for the rest of his family to join him.

Tribute to my Father:

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

Ormand "Andy" Edward Anderson was born on October 20, 1924, near Bradford, 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.

Would you like to put a memorial to a lost loved one? Email me the information, photos, ect. Thanks for your patience. Foxie


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