Gordon O.H. Anderson. Submitted photo
Gordon O.H. Anderson. Submitted photo

Gordon O.H. Anderson, age 89 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Gordon was born March 5, 1927 in Cady Township, St Croix County, Wisconsin to Oliver and Alice (Hillstead) Anderson.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and a long-time member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.  On April 10, 1946 Gordon married Irene Olson.  They were married by Rev. Berven in Spring Valley at the church parsonage. He has been a member there for over 80 years.

In 1955 Gordon and Irene moved to their farm in Cady Township.  Gordon was a farmer and a logger and raised sheep.  Irene died less than two months ago on November 22, 2016.    Gordon and Irene had recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene; son Gary Lee Anderson; grandchildren: Sidney Daniel Anderson and Joe Jacob Anderson; great grandson: Samuel David Johnson; son-in-law Jim Falde; daughter-in-law Charity Preslan; brothers-in-law Galen Anderson; Stanley Olson (and his wife, Eva); and Donald Olson; sister-in-law Evelyn Grinnell (and her husband, Rex).

He is survived by his children:  Sylvia (Paul) Faber of Knapp; Sidney (Rose) Anderson of Spring Valley; Sandy Falde of Beldenville; Sharon (Mickey) Mattison of Spring Valley; Spencer Anderson of New Mexico; and Susie (Jeff) Bol of Marcellus, Michigan; sisters-in-law Mildred Anderson of Baldwin; Darlene Olson of Baldwin; 27 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were: Erik Johnson, Clete Wilson, William Faith, Spencer Anderson II; Max Magnuson and LeRoy Campbell.

Funeral service was on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.  Visitation was Friday, January 21, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and at church Saturday for one hour prior to the service.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Keehr Funeral Home (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) handled arrangements.