OBITUARY

Ray Lee Anderson

March 4, 1930June 29, 2019
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Ray Lee Anderson, 89, of Fort Wayne, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

He was born March 4, 1930 in Huntertown to the late Frederick L. and Berneice B. Anderson. He is a Naval Reserve Veteran, a member of USW #715, and worked as a mechanic at B. F. Goodrich for 26 years where he started the Fire Brigade and served as Chief. Additionally, he helped to start the Financial Partners Federal Credit Union. Ray also owned and operated Andy's City Service Center. He loved to fish, travel in his motor home, racing cars and watching auto racing. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where he was very active in volunteering and serving in many ways. His sweet and easy-going spirit will be missed. He is survived by his children, Herbert (Debra) Anderson, Carolyn (Tony) Shelton, Thomas (Michele) Anderson, and Elizabeth (Scott) Sandstrom; grandchildren, Chris (Christie) Anderson, Jennifer Williams, John (Liz) Shelton, Andrew (Seleste - Deceased) Shelton, Matthew (Sydney - Fiancé) Anderson, Jonathan (Brittany) Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Erik Sandstrom, and Katherine (Cameron) Evans; great grandchildren, Brantley, Mikey, Tatum, Michael, Seraphim, Joey, David, Benjamin, Samuel, Juliet, and Riley; and siblings, J. Clifford Anderson, Shirla (Lawrence - Deceased) Henney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Rita Anderson; great grandson, Gabriel; and siblings, Carl Anderson, James Anderson and Dorothy Deese. Funeral service will be on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation for Ray will also be on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819. Entombment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Contributions in Ray's memory may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com for the Anderson family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Final Resting Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Vic Duesel

July 3, 2019

I served with Ray on the BFG Fire Brigade. He was responsible for the training and keeping it real and did an excellent job of it. He had a good sense of humor. Ray will be missed.

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