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Harold Sanford "Sanford" Anderson

Harold Sanford "Sanford" Anderson

Male 1910 - 2005

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  • Name  Harold Sanford "Sanford" Anderson  [1, 2
    Nickname  Sanford 
    Born  19 Feb 1910  Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • He was first married to Pauline E. Whicher; they had several children.
    Education  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burlington Junior College 
    High School  Abt 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    St. Paul High School 
    Obituary  Dec 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Hass-Thielen web site 
    • H. Sanford Anderson, 95, of Burlington, died at 6:43 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2005, at the Great River Medical Center, Klein Center.

      Born February 19, 1910, in Johnson City, Tennessee, he was the son of Isaac Smith and Iris S. Campbell Anderson.

      He married Pauline E. Whicher on July 13, 1940, in Burlington. They later divorced.

      Mr. Anderson started out as a callboy for the C.B. & Q. railroad at the age of 16. He worked at the Burlington Post Office from 1937 until 1943. From 1943 until his retirement in 1968 he worked as a railway postal clerk in Chicago, Sioux City, and Des Moines.

      He was a graduate of St. Paul High School and Burlington Junior College. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #579, Fraternal Order of Eagles Burlington Aerie No. 150 and the National Association of retired Federal Employees. He loved walking, dancing, reading, and gardening and was especially proud of his tomatoes.

      Survivors include one son, Kermit (Becky) Anderson of West Des Moines; one daughter, Nancy (Gary) Fischer of Iowa City; eight grandchildren: Jeffrey Anderson of West Des Moines, Jonathan Anderson of Iowa City, Brian Anderson of West Des Moines, and Kelly Anderson of West Des Moines; Matthew Fischer of Iowa City, Rebecca Kastendick of Iowa City, Suzanne Gainer of Eldridge and Kristen Mathew of Barrington, Illinois, and 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his companion in recent years, Alfrieda Carter of Burlington.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Alma, and three brothers, Harry, Phil and Ralph.

      Visitation will begin after 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home until 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service for Mr. Anderson will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, in the Chapel of the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. Frank R. Beaty officiating. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Memorials have been established to the Senior Center and the Crapo Park Foundation.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Harold S. Anderson; Born: 19 February 1910; Died: 17 December 2005; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Died  17 Dec 2005  Great River Medical Center's Klein Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried  21 Dec 2005  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I53636  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Alfrieda Louise Baxter,   b. 22 Jul 1916, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 2011, Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F21353  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harold 'Sanford' Anderson
    Harold "Sanford" Anderson
    This photo of Sanford Anderson (1910-2005) was published with his obituary. Sanford was the husband of Alfrieda Louise (Baxter) Anderson (1916-2011).


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  • Sources 
    1. [S2113] Carter, Alfrieda Louise (Baxter/Heinold) - Obituary, (originally published at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home web site, December 2011; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S12314] Anderson, Harold "Sanford" - Obituary, (originally published at the Hass-Thielen Funeral Home web site, December 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).