Kenneth “Ken” Lloyd Anderson, 77, a longtime Hood River, Ore., resident, died Jan. 28, 2009, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center with a reception to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m.-noon, also at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Ken was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Garrison, N.D., to Ralph and Barbara (Walters) Anderson. He was raised and educated in North Dakota, coming to Hood River in 1945.
Ken served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he and Margaret Krussow were married in Hood River. He worked as dispatch operator for Pacific Power for more than 29 years until his retirement.
While with Pacific Power the family resided in Albany, Bingen, Bend and Portland. They settled in Hood River in 1970. Ken was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed community service, bowling and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Marge, of Hood River, Ore.; daughters Debra Wakamatsu and her husband, Paul, of Wyoming; and Susan Huitt, of Portland, Ore., and Kenneth Anderson Jr. and his wife, Tovy, of Hood River; niece Cindy Kemper and her husband, Mike, of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private vault entombment with military honors will be at Idlewilde Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to view and print the obituary and sign the guest book for family.
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