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William H. Andersen
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1901
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1939
Westphalia
Shelby County
Iowa, USA

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Marthann Kohl great-uncle
twin to my grandmother,
Anna Margretta Andersen Kohl Boldt
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William Andersen, Westphalia.
–The Angel of Death claimed one of our beloved citizens Thursday, March 9, 1939 when Mr. William Andersen passed to his eternal reward at his home here.

Mr. William Andersen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton M. Andersen, was born March 11, 1901, in Lincoln Township and passed away at the age of 37 years, 11 months and twenty six days. The deceased was a member of St. Boniface parish at Westphalia for five years. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, March 11, 1939 at St. Boniface church. The Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. H. E. Duren. He was laid to rest in St. Boniface cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Richard Brath of Portsmouth, Lavern Jacobs of Harlan, Warren Kohl of Tennant, Melvin Coenen, George Evans and Wilfred Coenen, all of Westphalia.

On January 27, 1930, he was united in marriage to Cecelia Rose Gessert of Portsmouth, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Geraldine, Gerald and LaVern. {son William was born 5-30-1939}

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Hayes and one in infancy; and one brother, Louis, in infancy.

Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, Cecelia, three children, Geraldine, Gerald and LaVern, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Andersen, one brother, Fred Andersen and one sister, Mrs. Anna Kohl of Tennant.

When God called him home He took a kind and loving father. His going leaves an irreparable loss in the hearts of his family. He took an active interest in the public affairs of the community in which he lived and won for himself a great host of friends. He will be greatly missed in church and civic affairs for his honest, kind and helpful ways.

Out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Anton Andersen, son Fred, Mr. Nick Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs Oscar Anastasi, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boettger and Herman Boettger, all of Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Watts of Atlantic, Mr. And Mrs. Roy Hansen and Mrs. Anna Kohl and daughters of Tennant: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gessert and family, Mr. and Mrs. August Michalski; Mr. Fred Urath and Norman Michalski, all of Portsmouth, Mrs. Will Shea of Adair; Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner, Leo Waltz, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Honz of Panama; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Waltz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Waltz and son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Gessert, Mr. Leon Waltz, all of Camby, Minn.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many relatives, friends and neighbors, especially Rev. H. E. Duran who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dearly beloved husband, father and son also for the many spiritual and floral bouquets.
Mrs. William Andersen and Children
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Andersen
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gessert

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 Parents:
  Anton Martin Andersen (1873 - 1951)
  Elizabeth Johanna Boettger Andersen (1873 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Cecelia Rose Gessert Zimmerman (1911 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Gerald William Andersen (1934 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick Ehlert Andersen (1899 - 1982)*
  William H. Andersen (1901 - 1939)
  Anna Margretta Andersen Boldt (1901 - 1985)*
  Louis Anton Andersen (1903 - 1903)*
  Louise Magdlena Andersen Hayes (1903 - 1931)*
  Infant Daughter Andersen (1905 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Westphalia
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: W.J.K.
Originally Created by: Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
Record added: Jan 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103813366
William H. Andersen
Added by: Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
 
William H. Andersen
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William H. Andersen
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