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MIDDLETOWN -- Ben R. Anderson, 70, of
Middletown died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at 3:22 p.m. at St. John's
Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Greg Wooten
Burial, with military rites, will be in Irish Grove
Cemetery, rural Middletown.
Mr. Anderson retired
from Caterpillar Tractor Co. and was a part-time
He served with the U.S. Army as an ammunition
supplies specialist in Lebanon during the Korean
He was born Nov. 10, 1937, in Middletown to
William and Helen Rogers Anderson. He married Donna
J. Johnston on April 22, 1960, in Middletown. She
preceded him in death June 4, 2005.
He is survived by one son, Warren Anderson of
Middletown; one daughter, Tammy Anderson of
Middletown; three sisters, Flora Tibbs of New
Holland, Mary Etta (and Frank) Rogers of Westhoff,
Texas, and Elsie Tibbs of Middletown; and two
brothers, Abe (and Betty) Anderson of Lincoln and
Robert Anderson of Atlanta.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and
two brothers, William and Lem Anderson.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He was a member of the Middletown Fire Department
for over 40 years and was former fire chief and
member of the Middletown Rescue Squad.
Memorials may be made to the Anderson family in
care of the funeral home.
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