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Donald Ernest "Don" Anderson
Birth: Jan. 26, 1925
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 2003
Valrico
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Don Anderson served in the Merchant Marines in WWII in 1943-1946 in the North African and European Theaters. Don joined the service June 2, 1943. He served on several Victory ships, transporting ammunition and troops and his job was engine maintenance. He also went to China, the Phillipines, Iraq and Iran. He returned to the United States aboard the Victory Ship the "Peter J. McGuire". He enjoyed auto mechanics and after working several years as the service manager in a car dealership, he started his own garage business which he enjoyed until he decided to work as a credit analyst for Dun & Bradstreet. He retired after 10 years from that job due to health problems but enjoyed camping, fishing and working on cars and electronics in his spare time. In later years, he and his wife, Barbara, wintered in Florida until they moved there permanently in 2002.

Don was the son of Ernest S. and Irene Turnquist Anderson. He was the husband of Barbara Plott Anderson and the father of three children, Debra, Karin and Steven. He had four grandchildren, Michelle, Matthew, Jeremy and Jenisse, and two great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Riley. Don died after a two year battle with lung and bone cancer shortly after moving to Florida. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Samuel Anderson (1894 - 1977)
  Irene Mildred Turnquist Anderson (1891 - 1980)
 
 Sibling:
  Lois Irene Anderson Roos (1920 - 2010)*
  Donald Ernest Anderson (1925 - 2003)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Donald Ernest Anderson
F3 U.S. Merchant Marine
World War II
Jan. 26, 1925 - Nov. 29, 2003
In Loving Memory
 
Note: Interred 19 Dec 2003
 
Burial:
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 441 - #278
 
Created by: Barbara Anderson
Record added: Jul 10, 2008
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Donald Ernest Don Anderson
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United States Merchant Marines....World War II
- Reader2
 Added: Oct. 11, 2015
God Bless Don, my dear cousin Barbara's husband.
- C Early
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014

- Lin
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011
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