Obituary Record

Allen E (Dr.) Andersen
Died on 7/5/1982


Former Blairite to be Buried in Massachusetts

Funeral services are Thursday, July 8, in Springfield, Massachusetts, for Dr. Allen E. Andersen, 82, of 56 Sioux Ave., Springfield, who died of cancer July 5, 1982, at his home.

He was born December 12, 1899, the youngest in the family of the Rev. and Mrs. A.M. Andersen of Blair. The Rev. A.M. Andersen was the founder of Trinity Seminary which started in his home in 1884 and led to the founding of Dana College by the Danish pioneers.

Allen Andersen graduated from Blair High School and from the University of Nebraska where he had a fellowship and earned his Masters Degree. After teaching for a while, he attended Harvard University and there earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics.

After some years, he became chairman of the Mathematics Department at the University of Massachusetts. He headed the department until he was 65, then became Professor Emeritus, continuing on for two more years.

He lived in Amherst, Massachusetts, for many years. He then moved to Springfield where he taught at Western New England College for a number of years.

He married Agnete Hansen, also formerly of Blair, in 1922. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by one son, Mr. Allen E. Andersen, Jr., of Hanover, Massachusetts; and a daughter, Mrs. Majid (Emelie) Al-Khazraji of Loretto, Pennsylvania. Five grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Viggo L. Carlsen of Omaha; nieces and nephews, including David J. Carlsen of Blair, Mrs. Ellen E. Ellick of Omaha and Mrs. Norma C. Glodas, Auburn, Massachusetts, also survive him.