Obit: Anderson, Clarence E. #2 (1889 - 1963)


Surnames: Anderson, Outcelt, Bitter, Schulta, Johnson, Kvanbek

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/01/1963

Anderson, Clarence E. (15 MAR 1889 - 26 JUL 1963)

Funeral services for Clarence E. Anderson, 74, Abbotsford, who died July 26, 1963 at 2:35 a.m. at the Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis, were held Monday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby. Mr. Anderson was in poor health since November.

The body lay in state at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford, until noon, when it was taken to the church where services were conducted at 2 o'clock by the Rev. L.A. Urman of Withee. Kenneth Schulz sang "Abide With Me" and "In the Hour of Trial," with Mrs. Lawrence Priem as accompanist and organist.

Military rites at the interment in the Colby Memorial Cemetery were under the direction of the VGW Knaack-Thompson Post No. 865 of Abbotsford. The pallbearers were Leonard Colby, Walter Graffunder, Norman Hug, Lawrence Jacobi, Lyle Johnson and Arthur Nagel.

The firing squad was from Burns Post 388 of Wausau, of which Mr. Anderson's son-in-law, Leonard Schulta, is a member.

Casey Jone of Wausau, a retired Veterans Servcie Officer, presented Mrs. Anderson with the flag from the casket.

Mr. Anderson was born March 15, 1889, in Elseline, S.D., and received his education in DeSoto, Wis. He then lived in Idaho until he was 20, when he moved to Iowa, where he worked for the railroad.

In 1921 he and Esther Outcelt were married at Genoa, Wis., and the young couple settled on a farm near Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), and later to one four miles west of Colby. He also did carpenter work. Mrs. Anderson died in 1958.

On May 3, 1961, he and Adeline Bitter of Abbotsford were married at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, and they made their home at Abbotsford.

Mr. Anderson was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, a veteran of World War I and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 865, Abbotsford.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Ray Anderson, Abbotsford; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Nora) Schulta, Schofield; two step-sons, Staff Sgt. John Bitter, stationed in Spain, and Melvin Bitter, Cape Canaveral, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.

He also has two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Herman (Nora) Johnson, Belmond, Ia, Mrs. Jacob (Linnie) Kvanbek, Minneota, Minn., and A.J. Anderson and Roy Anderson, Owen.

Among the relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were Melvin Bitter, Cape Canaveral, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kivanbek, Minneota, Minn., Miss Doreen Kvanbek and Miss Ethel Anderson, Minneapolis, Mrs. Herman Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Dorr and George Dorr, Belmond, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson and family, Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson, Blue Mound, Mr. and Donald Schwartz and Dale Outcelt, La Crosse, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dunnow, Racine, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Turnquist, Mr. and Mrs. George Condt, Mrs. Evelyn Hohler and Miss Frieda Weideman, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Munyon, Viroqua, Gordon Munyon, Genoa, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Schulta and Eugene Trzewski, Wausau, Mr. Nick Selzner, Mrs. Keith Shipman and Mrs. And Mrs. Harold Custer, Bloomer, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Weltz, Stevens Point, and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Habermeyer and Mrs. A. Lemke, Marshfield.



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