Happy 80th Birthday, Father
Ormand "Andy" Edward Anderson was born on October 20, 1924, near Bradford,
IL, to Edward Bruce/Edward 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.
On May 29, 1948, at the Central Congregational Church, Galesburg, Knox
County, IL, he married Emma Mae Terpening, daughter of John Wesley and Katheryn
Arleigh Shenaut, who are now both deceased.
Ormand and Emma had eight children, two dying in infancy. The surviving
ones are Gary Wayne & Linda Anderson of Toulon, IL; Ronald
& Foxie Augusta Alexandria Hagerty of Dahinda, IL, Wendell and Rita Jane
Saltzman of Kewanee, IL, John Thomas Anderson of Altona, IL Edwin
Wesley & Lisa Anderson of Aledo, IL, and David and
Tracy Anderson of Wichita, KS, who just gave them a new granddaughter, Erin
Mae Anderson, born on August 23, 2004. The Anderson's have twelve
grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Ormand worked for Galesburg Construction company for over 20 years.
They sold out to Lundeen Construction. Father worked for them until he
retired. Mom and Dad used to live across from the Galva Cemetery in a big
white house. Dad always had a big garden. He didn't like to eat
allot of the things he grew, but said he liked to watch plants grow.
Not sure on plans for birthday but want to have a celebration at Thanksgiving
when his youngest son's (David) comes home for a visit. You can send cards
to him at 401 East Main Street, Altona, IL. Thanks.
Happy Birthday Father, your oldest daughter