Paul Anderson, MurdoPaul A. Anderson, 94, Murdo, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, Pierre.
Paul A. Anderson, 94, Murdo, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at St. Mary’s Healthcare Center, Pierre.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Murdo, with the Rev. Ray Greenseth officiating. Burial will be in Murdo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Visitation will resume one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Philip.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1915, at rural Draper to Peter and Ida (Kaasa) Anderson.
He grew up on a farm north of Draper in Jones County.
He attended Spears School for eight years and graduated from Murdo High School in 1932.
He farmed for several years with his father and brother before going to work for the state Highway Department in 1940.
On June 11, 1943, he married Marjorie Mills at Lutheran Parsonage in Presho.
They lived in Murdo all their married lives.
In 1947, he joined Francis Plumbing and Ditching and later became a partner.
In 1967, he became the water superintendent for the City of Murdo, retiring from that position in 1978.
Following his retirement, he and his wife operated the Anderson Motel until 1994.
He was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church, a 15-year member of Murdo School Board; a volunteer fireman for 50 years and a Lions Club member since 1965.
He is survived by his wife, two sons: Walter and wife Dina, Rapid City; and Jim and wife Joan, Eureka; a daughter, Linda Nill and husband Ed., Pierre; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Ellis, Chamberlain; and Winona Cerveny, Sacramento, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Walter and George; and four sisters: Edna Liffengren, Sally Orr, Esther Kruse and Irene Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to benefit Jones County Seniors for Service and Messiah Lutheran Church.
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