|Funeral services were Saturday at Arlington Community Church for John W. Anderson, 62, of Arlington who died of kidney failure Wednesday, March 8, 1989 at his home.|
John W. Anderson was born January 14, 1927 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He lived in Omaha and Fremont before moving to Arlington in 1955. He belonged to Arlington Community Church, American Legion Post No. 71 of Arlington, was a former member and past fire chief of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Arlington mayor.
He was also a member and past master of Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 52 AF & AM in Arlington and was a member of Fremont Shrine Club, Tangier Shrine Temple and Omaha and was a past member of the Tangier Oriental Band. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
He was the former owner and operator of Arlington Propane Co. and service station in Arlington and, at the time of his death, co-owned Chalstom Beach Mobile Home Court in Lake Okoboji, Iowa.
He married Betty G. Langford February 7, 1948 in Omaha. She preceded him in death on May 8, 1987.
He is survived by two sons, James of Kearney and Thomas of Santa Monica, California; his mother, Florence Anderson of Omaha; two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Lorraine) Mason of Ontario, California; and Beverly Meller of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one grandchild.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father, Axel Anderson; and a brother, James David, who was killed in World War II in the South Pacific.
Rev. Robert Saunders officiated. Masonic graveside services were conducted by Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 52 AF & AM of Arlington at the Arlington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were LeRoy Brown, Ray Pfeiffer, Gordon Spangler, Robert French, Herman Neuhaus and Elmer Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were Melvern Hilgenkamp, Andy Svendgard, Jack Schlapfer, Jerry Schleuter, Paul Pieper, Charles House, Claude Springer, Jack Schaben, Dave Kohlhasse, Ed Bramble and Gordon Plugge.
Memorials may be made to the Arlington Community Church; Nebraska Kidney Foundation and Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont.
Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of arrangements.