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Joseph N. Anderson U.S. Veteran

May 12, 1926 - July 4, 2012

Mr. Joseph N. Anderson, age 86 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Edwardsville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Joe was born May 12, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Joseph E. and Helen L. Larson Anderson. He was married on September 6, 1952, in Portland, Ore., to Ruth E. Anderson. Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Anderson; five sons, Peter J. Anderson and his wife Jody of Frontenac, Mo., Timothy W. Anderson and his wife Debby of Jefferson City, Mo., Paul D. Anderson and his wife Robin of Minneapolis, Minn., Matthew T. Anderson and his wife Nan of Greeneville, Tenn., and Charles S. Anderson and his wife Angie of Kirkwood, Mo.; two daughters, Robin E. Cooper and her husband Matt of Kansas City, Mo. and Kathryn A. Gunn and her husband Pat of Pleasanton, Calif.; one brother, Dwight L. Anderson and his wife Elaine of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Janet Magnuson and her husband Albert of Maple Grove, Minn.; and 17 grandchildren. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2012, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., with the Reverend Dennis Price officiating. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2012, at Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Ill., with the Reverend Dennis Price officiating. A visitation will immediately follow the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown College (Attn: Bill Robb, 6082 College Lane, Jamestown ND 58405) to fund a scholarship in the name of "J.N. Anderson;" or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Attn: Fred Olson, 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, MO 64129) to fund a camp scholarship in the name of "Joe Anderson." Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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