A. Douglas Anderson
posted on 1/24/2008 2:58:51 PM
A. Douglas Anderson, 84, Lincoln, died Thursday, January 24, 2008. Born March 13, 1923 in Erie, PA. Graduated in 1947 from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA where he met and married Jane Travis, his wife of 52 years.
Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Redge Johnson; son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Carol Ann Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Mark Cederdahl; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Karen Anderson, all of Lincoln. Grandchildren and spouses, Carrie and Aaron Foster, Lincoln, Tim and Polly Anderson, Berkeley, CA, Kyle Anderson, Columbia, MO, Metta Cederdahl, Erik Cederdahl, Jordan Anderson Emory Anderson, all Lincoln. Great grandson, Van Foster, Lincoln.
Preceded in death by wife, Jane Anderson. Special thanks to the caring staff at Eastmont Towers and The Monarch.
Doug served in the 8th Air Force in World War II and retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Major. Most of his business career was spent in group insurance sales. He retired from Woodman Accident and Life in 1985.
Doug devoted much of his life to volunteerism, giving his time and talent to benefit others. He was involved with the Cornhusker Boy Scout Council for 30 years, receiving the Silver Beaver award for exceptional voluntary service. He was an advisor for Junior Achievement, volunteered for the Lincoln Literacy Council, and was recently inducted into the Mentor Hall of Fame after serving seven years as a Teammate Mentor. Doug was an adult leader for 28 years in Job's Daughters, and served as Associate Grand Guardian for the state of Nebraska. He ushered for Devaney Sports Center from the time it opened in 1976 until this fall (section C-3). For 15 years he volunteered with several LPS kindergarten classes where he was affectionately know as "Grandpa Doug".
He served on the Board of Directors for the Arc of Nebraska where he received the Martin Stovall Citizen of the Year award in 2005, and was a board member for the Lincoln Municipal Band. Doug was on several Presbytery boards, and served as a ruling elder of Southern Heights Church. He was a mason for over 60 years and was a Past Master of College View Lodge #320. He was a member of Scottish rite and Sesostris Shrine, where he was Past Commander of the Legion of Honor and a member of the Chanters.
Memorial service: Saturday, February 2, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, 40th and Old Cheney.
Private interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
Memorials to Boomer Esiason Foundation - Cystic Fibrosis research, c/o BEFWEB, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017 or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1540 South 70th Street, Suite 104, Lincoln, NE 68506 or Southern Heights Presbyterian Chur
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