Willmer "Bill" Anderson


October 15, 1922 - December 12, 2007



W.G. “Bill” Anderson, 84, Mitchell, died Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be Monday, December 17, 2007, 10:00 AM at the New Home Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Military Graveside services will be in the New Home Lutheran Cemetery south of Mitchell. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Sunday evening with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the New Home Heritage Fund, 1023 South Minnesota Street, Mitchell, SD 57301.


Willmer Gordon Anderson was born December 27, 1922 in Mitchell, SD, to Clarence and Hilda (Peterson) Anderson. He attended school at the Anderson Country School. He farmed with his father and worked on other farms in South Dakota. He served in the US Navy in 1945 and 1946 then did carpentry work in California for a short time. He married Donna Garlinghouse in 1946. He returned to South Dakota and farmed until his retirement in 1988, then moved into Mitchell in 2002. On January 14, 1977, he married Elaine Stork at the New Home Lutheran Church and they enjoyed thirty years together. He was a lifetime member of the New Home Lutheran Church, serving as a Trustee for 23 years. He was Lisbon Township Clerk for 23 years, a member of the American Legion and the James Valley Community Center.


He is survived by his wife Elaine, eleven children: William Anderson, Oakland, CA; Judy (Bill) Middleton, Reston, VA; Linda Anderson, Forest Knolls, CA; Ralph Stork, Mitchell, SD; Jeffrey Stork, Mitchell, SD; Paul (Marion) Stork, Beasley, Tx; Brian (Barbara) Stork, Albert Lea, MN; Jacqueline Arens, Beasley, TX; Ann (Greg) Girard, Mitchell, SD; Lori Stork, Bellevue, WA; Lisa Stork, Danville, VA; one sister, Muriel Brown, Moorhead, MN; 22 grandchildren, eight  greatgrandchildren, two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Delbert, Raymond, Marlin and two grandchildren.  


Sunday, December 16, 2007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell, SD
West End Chapel


Monday, December 17, 2007
10:00 AM
New Home Lutheran Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


New Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Mitchell, SD

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