|Clifford Alvin Andersen, 78 of California died April 7, 1997.|
He is the nephew of Goldie Follen, Pearl Stricklett and Helen Skov, all of Blair.
Andersen was born on a farm outside Kennard, Nebr. Dec. 12, 1919 to Carl and Elizabeth Andersen. He was baptized in 1921 and confirmed in 1933. In 1937, his family moved to California and he followed after high school. He settled in the Los Angeles area and became a member of Olivet Lutheran Church. In 1944, he served his country during World War II in the Signal Corps, stationed in Manila. On April 13, 1941 (Easter Sunday) he married Gladys Jensen. After the war, they moved to North Hollywood, Calif. While there they helped establish Valley Lutheran Church. In 1962, they moved to Granada Hills. They helped establish Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
He was a Boy Scout leader. He was a manufacturing engineer and retired in 1983. He was actively involved with the LAPD at the Granada Hills Community Service Center and the Volunteer Surveillance Team and helped at his church and other organizations, including Lutheran Social Services.
Survivors are his wife, Gladys and children, Dennis, Dwayla and Douglas, six grandchildren, Neil, Todd, Karis, Siri, Brandt and Emma; sisters, Clairbell Petersen, Lake Tahoo, Calif.; Vivian Agren, Graham, Wash.; aunts, Goldie Follen, Pearl Stricklett and Helen Skov, all of Blair; nieces and nephews in California; and many other relatives in the Blair, Arlington and Kennard communities.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alfred, who died in June, 1996.