Einar T. Anderson
Einar Anderson, 80, of Clarion passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.
Memorial services for Einar Anderson will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion with Pastor Warren Curry officiating. Burial will be at the Concord Township Cemetery in Garner.
A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion.
Einar T. Anderson SFC USA (Ret) was born on January 16, 1933, in Klemme, Iowa. He was the third child of Walter and Magna (Thillemenn) Anderson. In 1950, at the age of 17, Einar joined the United States Army where he served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In 1962, he was united in marriage to Paula Bridgewater. He proudly served his country until 1966, and was awarded many decorations including; Order of Arrow, Master Parachutist/Parachute Rigger, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After retiring he began driving truck in Georgia and moved to Iowa shortly after where he worked until the late 90’s.
Einar was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard from 1976-1986.
Einar is survived by his son, Michael K. (Connie) Anderson, TSgt USAF (Ret) of Altus, OK; grandson, Garrett Anderson of Altus, OK; granddaughter, Annita (Keith) Rhinehart of Flat Rock, NC; great-grandsons, Gabriel and Luke of Flat Rock, NC; great-granddaughter, Zoe of Flat Rock, NC; brother, Melvin (Nancy) Anderson of Burchinal and sister, Dagny Schmidt of Klemme.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula; parents, Magna and Walter Anderson; brother, Calvin Anderson; sister-in-law, Beverly Anderson and brother-in-law, Luther Schmidt.