Hamilton County


Paul Edward Anderson




Paul Edward Anderson was born Jan. 27, 1921 to Albin and Anna Anderson. He died Apr. 20, 2013 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton, IA.

Paul served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II navigating B-52s across the country for three years.

His Obituary:

Paul Edward Anderson, 92, died at the Hospice Center at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was born on January 27, 1921, and grew up on a farm in Stratford, Iowa, speaking Swedish and working with his siblings on the family farm, milking cows and sharing chores. He drove all of his peers to High School in his father's Whip-It and played basketball in the state tournament before working in an airplane factory in Anaheim and joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, navigating B-52s across the country for three years. He went to Coe College on the GI Bill where he met his future wife who asked him to the Christmas Dance. They eloped on May 10, 1947, shortly before her graduation. They settled in Vinton where he worked as a carpenter/jack of all trades for the first year, holding hands with Helen in choir practice at Bethlehem Lutheran. He worked at Northwestern Bell for 25 years, helping with conversion to the dial system. He retired several times before returning to his roots to farm and raise horses in Benton County. He traveled with his wife to Alaska, Michigan, California to see his baby grandson Casey, sister, Evelyn, and grandson, Salim. They also traveled to Sweden to visit his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Anna Anderson; brother, Carl Arvid Anderson; and sisters, Evelyn Kail, Helen Nelson and Alice Geyman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, two daughters and a son, six grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24, 2013, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton, Iowa.

Full obituary published in the Cedar Valley Daily Times on April 21, 2013 

Source: ancestry.com