Anderson, John William (March 2, 1922 - April 22, 2007)

John William Anderson

Douglas Budget - April 25, 2007

Funeral services for John William Anderson, 85, will be held at 3 p.m. April 25 at Gorman Funeral Homes- Converse Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Tom Strock of the First Baptist Church in Lusk officiating.

John Anderson of Douglas died April 22, 2007, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper.

John was born March 2, 1922, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Swedish immigrants Carl W. and Annie H. (Lindblom) Anderson. He was reared and educated in Duluth, and graduated from Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, from Nov. 2, 1942, and was discharged as a sergeant on Feb. 6, 1946. For many years after the war he worked in Duluth at Universal Electric Company and was an officer of Duluth Home Builders Association. He was married to Minty Ann Ruthford on June 27, 1953, in Duluth.

During the 1970s the Anderson family moved to Douglas, where they bought and ran the Country Inn, the favorite restaurant of the town. John delighted in serving as bartender at the Inn, while he told a joke and won many a cribbage game. He went on to become cribbage champion in this part of Wyoming. Along with these fine qualities, he was known to help nephews and nieces who needed extra attention and often tempered good advice with funny stories that fit in to dry the tears. Another outstanding trait was his courage in the face of adversity. He did not sit back when he lost his legs because of diabetes, but instead, he served as a model of courage and humor to his family and associates.

He is survived by his loving wife, Minty; three children, John II and his wife Ann, Tammy Lynn, and Scott; grandchildren John III, Amy, Kristi, Skafte, Shawn, Thomas, Krista, Dustin, and Minty III; ad great-grandchildren too numerous to mention. The family will hold him in their love, and may he rest in peace.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Anderson III, Skafte Daugherty, Shawn Daugherty, Thomas Daugherty and Dustin Anderson.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

A memorial to the Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 South Wilson Street, Casper, 82601, would be appreciated by the family.

Gorman Funeral Homes- Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.



John William Anderson

Douglas Budget - April 25, 2007

Funeral services for John William Anderson, 85, will be held at 3 p.m. April 25 at Gorman Funeral Homes- Converse Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Tom Strock of the First Baptist Church in Lusk officiating.

John Anderson of Douglas died April 22, 2007, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper.

John was born March 2, 1922, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Swedish immigrants Carl W. and Annie H. (Lindblom) Anderson. He was reared and educated in Duluth, and graduated from Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, from Nov. 2, 1942, and was discharged as a sergeant on Feb. 6, 1946. For many years after the war he worked in Duluth at Universal Electric Company and was an officer of Duluth Home Builders Association. He was married to Minty Ann Ruthford on June 27, 1953, in Duluth.

During the 1970s the Anderson family moved to Douglas, where they bought and ran the Country Inn, the favorite restaurant of the town. John delighted in serving as bartender at the Inn, while he told a joke and won many a cribbage game. He went on to become cribbage champion in this part of Wyoming. Along with these fine qualities, he was known to help nephews and nieces who needed extra attention and often tempered good advice with funny stories that fit in to dry the tears. Another outstanding trait was his courage in the face of adversity. He did not sit back when he lost his legs because of diabetes, but instead, he served as a model of courage and humor to his family and associates.

He is survived by his loving wife, Minty; three children, John II and his wife Ann, Tammy Lynn, and Scott; grandchildren John III, Amy, Kristi, Skafte, Shawn, Thomas, Krista, Dustin, and Minty III; ad great-grandchildren too numerous to mention. The family will hold him in their love, and may he rest in peace.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be John Anderson III, Skafte Daugherty, Shawn Daugherty, Thomas Daugherty and Dustin Anderson.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

A memorial to the Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 South Wilson Street, Casper, 82601, would be appreciated by the family.

Gorman Funeral Homes- Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.





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