|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1889|
Östergötlands län, Sweden
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1937|
Private, US Ordinance Corps. Son of AG and Helen Karlson; born Decemeber 10, 1889, in Sweden. Entered the service at Galesburg, IL, March 12, 1918; to Ft Oglethorpe, GA; transferred to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD, March 20, 1918; in the service 388 days; discharged April 4, 1919.
VERNER ANDERSON, WAR VETERAN, DIES AT HINES HOSPITAL
Verner Anderson, 1126 Willard St, World War veteran, died at midnight at the Hines Veterans Hospital where he had been taking treatment for a month. Mr. Anderson, who was stricken with lameness a month ago, appeared to be improving up until Sunday. His condition took a sudden turn Monday and relatives here were notified. Ralph B Johnson, district service officer of the American Legion, took Mr. Anderson's brother and sister to Hines late Monday night.
The body was to be brought to Galesburg this afternoon and funeral announcement will be made on Thursday.
Anders Verner Anderson, son of AG and Helen Karlson, was born near Rimforsa, Sweden, December 10, 1889. He came to Galesburg as a young man together with Herman, Thure and Adele Anderson and resided with them at the home of the sister, Anna Fagerberg.
Mr. Anderson served in the US Army 388 days during the World War. He left Galesburg on March 12, 1918, for Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, and was shortly after that transferred to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, where he remained until his honorable discharge on April 4, 1919.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the First Lutheran Church and a member of the church choir. For years he sang in a church quartet. He was a member of the Ralph M Noble post, No 285, American Legion, and of local Swedish-American fraternal organizations.
Immediate relatives surviving are the sisters Adele Anderson and Anna Fagerberg and the brothers, Thure and Herman Anderson. The father and two brothers still dwell in Sweden.
JULY 22, 1937
VERNER ANDERSON RITES ON FRIDAY
The body of Verner Anderson, World War veteran who died at Hines Hospital at Chicago at midnight Tuesday, arrived here early this morning on the CB&Q, and was taken to the Kimber and West Chapel, where friends may call this evening. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Kimber and West chapel, in charge of Dr CE Bengston, pastor of the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: JULY 22, 1937
Last rites for Verner Anderson, World War veteran who died in Hines hospital were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Kimber and West chapel, in charge of the Rev CE Bengston. Mr. and Mrs. William Hallberg sang. Interment was in Linwood Cemetery. Casket bearers were CC Brown, OC Kimler, RW Linn, OW Anderson, WJ Jones and Dorance Nelson. A firing squad and a bugler gave American Legion burial rites at the grave.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: JULY 23, 1937
Plot: Block 15, Lot 19, Grave W 1/2
Created by: Talbot Fisher
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44744764