|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1922|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2007|
Carlton Duane Andersen was born October 7, 1922 to Paul Leonard and Sylvia Myrtle Cayler in Dolliver, Iowa. He graduated from Dolliver High School and continued his education at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. Unfortunately, before his degree could be obtained, Andy ( as he preferred to be called) was called to serve his country in the US Army Air Force during World War Two from December 18, 1942 until February 28, 1946. He served in the Ryukyus, Philippines, and mainland Japan. He specialized in the installation, repair, and maintenance of fighter aircraft armament. After his service ended, Andy went on to study further at Trinidad College in Colorado studying gun smithing. On January 13, 1951, he once again answered his nation's call to arms, and as a part of the newly-formed United States Air Force, served in the Tenth Air Force with the 307th Bomb Wing M out of MacDill Air Force Base in Florida during the Korean Conflict. Andy received the Korean Service Medal with two stars. He went on to obtain his BS degree from the Cedar Falls Teacher's College, now the University of Northern Iowa.
In November of 1953, he married Elaine Fay Balmer. Together they raised seven children.
Andy worked at Knoxville Junior High in Knoxville, Iowa teaching industrial arts for many years. Often times, his personal interests and talents crossed back and forth from his career and his hobbies. Andy enjoyed woodworking, leather work and beading. He was a Buck Skinner, and participated in the rendezvous that re-enacted that period of American history. He loved hunting and fishing, and was known for being an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. Andy was a past president of the Knoxville Sportsmans' Club and the Elk Rock Buck Skinners.
Carlton Duane Andersen left this world June 2, 2007 at the Comfort House Hospice in Pella, Iowa at the age of 84 years, seven months, and twenty-five days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvia and Paul; his wife, Elaine, and a brother.
Andy is survived by his seven children: Steven (Joanne) of Sanborn, IA; Art (Bonnie) of Fort Madison, IA; Brian of Albion, IA; Gail (John) Young of Knoxville, IA; Paula (Mike) Paul of Burlington, IA; Gwen of Sanborn, IA; and Eva (Josh) McAllister of Stronghurst, Il; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren: and three brothers: Paul Anderson Jr of Danell, MN, Dean Anderson of Jackson, MN, and Clair Anderson of Dolliver, IA.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville with Chaplain Ron Hayes officiating. Military honors were provided by the United States Army Casualty Assistance Corp, John Myers VFW Post #3519, and the Baty-Tucker American Legion Post #168. Casket bearers were Mike Bellon, john Davis, Titus Paul, Nathan Paul, Jacob Young and James Young. Honorary bearers were Brian Andersen, Steven Andersen, Art Andersen, Clair Anderson, Dean Anderson, Paul Anderson Jr., and Jerry Kline.
Elaine Faye Balmer Andersen (1931 - 1973)*
Steven Robert Andersen (1948 - 2007)*
Created by: Sophia Andersen
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
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