Emil Claus Anderson, Jr

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Emil Claus Anderson, Jr

  • Birth 6 Jul 1923 Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 28 Sep 2008 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section 53, Row 12, Site 47
  • Memorial ID 30365099

Emil C Anderson, Jr of Mission Hills, Kansas, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Kingswood Manor Nursing Home. Burial services will be held at 2:30 pm Thursday, October 2, in the Committal Shelter at the National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Emil was born July 6, 1923 in Vinita, Oklahoma, to Emil Sr and Lorene (Ridenhour) Anderson. He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended Wyandotte High School. Soon after his graduation in 1941, he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Emil met and married his wife Dolly Eloris Ralston, also a Marine, while both were still on active duty. After their discharges, they entered the University of Kansas where they earned their undergraduate and their law degrees, graduating in 1953. During their sojourn in California he helped construct the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Returning to Kansas City, Kansas in 1955, Emil and Dolly established their own law firm and practiced together for more than 40 years. For many years Emil was active as a Boy Scout Master, boys' church league basketball coach, and a member of the West Gate Masonic Lodge. His passions included hunting, fishing, trekking, horsemanship, scuba diving, flying, gardening, wildlife conservation, and history of the American West. During his retirement, he served as a volunteer for the National Forestry Service in Kemmerer, Wyoming and Elko, Nevada, and remained active in the local Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife Dolly; brother Charles M Anderson; son Andrew (Donna) Anderson; daughters Andra (Philip) Cochran and Sandra Snyder; and grandchildren Andrew Mark Anderson, Adam Lance Snyder, Eloris Ann Snyder, and Jesse Andrew Cochran.

(Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444) Published in the Kansas City Star on 9/30/2008.


Inscription

S SGT
US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
NO ADVENTURE
IGNORED - NO
LOVE WITHHELD

Gravesite Details Additional information from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nationwide Gravesite Locator

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  • Created by: SMG
  • Added: 6 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30365099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emil Claus Anderson, Jr (6 Jul 1923–28 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30365099, citing Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by SMG (contributor 46828829) .