Obituaries for September 30, 2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 30, 2002

Willard C. Anderson, 73

Willard C. "Bill" Anderson, 73, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Westfield Township, to Charles O. and Betty (Ahlberg) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

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He attended Austin High School and joined Hormel Foods Corp., working for over 38 years, much of that time in the Mechanical Division. He retired in 1982.

On June 27, 1948, he married Marcella Dalquist at St. Olaf Church.

Bill was active in flying clubs in Austin, the Masonic Lodge, past Patron of the Eastern Star and was on the Board of Deacons and head usher at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Following retirement Bill and Marcella lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and, since June of 2000, in Apache Junction, Ariz. and were members of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Apache Junction.

Bill liked to grow flowers in his garden and loved to fish at his summer home he kept for 18 years in Baudette.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella; sons, William (Marianne), Jupiter, Fla.; Curtis (Vicky), Effingham, Ill.; Larry (Rita), Maple Grove; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Dorothy Felton, Austin; brother, Robert Anderson, St. James.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., today, Sept. 30, 2002, at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. Masonic service by Fidelity Lodge #39 AF & AM, Austin, and Tuesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Rev. Ronald Barnett officiating. Casketbearers include Bob Eckhardt, Randy Eckhardt, Zach Anderson, Nick Anderson, Jake Anderson and Adam Anderson.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin

Richard E. Harrison, 76

Richard "Dick" Ellsworth Harrison, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born in LaCrosse, Wis. on May 8, 1926, the oldest of six children.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1944 when he was 17 years old. He was a machine gunner and part of the 28th regiment 5th division that landed on Mount Surabachi in Iwo Jima. He was injured on March 1 after nine days of fighting, witnessing both historic flag raisings. He was transferred to Guam and later flown to AIEA Hospital in Hawaii, then to the Great Lakes, Ill. hospital. He was discharged in 1946.

In 1947, he married Ethel Mary Young. They had two sons, Steve and Gary. He worked for the 7-Up Bottling Company as a sales manager, insurance sales and finally as a semi-truck driver, retiring in 1973. He was a life-time member of the American Legion, Disabled Vets and the VFW. He enjoyed doing stained glass work.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel; two sons, Steve (Diane) of Austin and Gary (Marg) of Lyle; two brothers, Mike Courtier of Kent, Wash. and Jack McDonald of Winona; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are scheduled for Oct. 6 for a private family service. His body will be cremated and buried in Cedar City Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Lyle Legion or Cedar City Cemetery in lieu of flowers.