Emil Anderson

June 21, 1917February 1, 2012

Emil Anderson passed away on Feb. 1st, 2012.

Emil was born June 21, 1917 in Monroe, WA Emil was a lifetime resident of Monroe. He was a member of the Wagner Grange #1113 for over 60 years, a member of the VASA Lodge in upper Preston, WA, and VASA in Mt. Vernon, WA.

Emil was a long time member of the Monroe Historical Society & IOOF Lodge. He was in the Boeing Machinist Union for 45 years, retiring in 1986.

Emil is survived by his wife Mary of 65 years, by his 4 children Joe “Leine” Anderson, Sharon “Wade” Walter, Nels “Leona” Anderson , Juanita “Rob” Scharf, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 6 great, great grandchildren and by numerous cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home, Monroe, WA.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Mis you G-pa, xoxoxox, Lisa

February 28, 2012

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Joan Jellison

February 20, 2012

Joe and family,
Sorry for your loss. May your father rest in peace.

Birgit Jacobsson

February 19, 2012

I miss will miss you Emil.We all do here up in Haxäng Sweden

Shiloh Meisler

February 9, 2012

Emil, I will always be grateful for the $200. you lent us for a day, to close on our first house. Thank you for the start on buying our home. You were always full of joy, stories and ready for travel. Reg and I will miss your happy disposition. I can hear you talking and laughing. You made a lasting imprint on so many lives just by being the positive person you were. It was such a wonderful surprise when you would stop just to say 'hi' on a drive w a fiend, always extending an invite to us for pancakes at the Swedish Hall. We'll miss you.
~Rest in peace ~

Bruce Fairchild

February 5, 2012

I just learned yesterday, we've all lost a good friend. I am so thankful Bob and I saw Emil just a few months ago. We are in Southern Ca., be home in April. Our thoughts to all. Bruce and Lois Fairchild Bothell, wa

Lisa Bengtsson

February 4, 2012

We will miss you Grandpa. We will even miss all your stories, even though they took a while to listen to, they were interesting and some even funny. Going with you to all sorts of gatherings were also pretty fun -once we got there! I´m so glad Jonathan and Nicole got to know thier great g-pa and they talk about having many memories of you. And i Grandpa have a great deal of both childhood and grown-up memories, but the best ones are the ones from helping out in the feild with the hay. I loved riding the tractor and haybailor with you. You always said that you planned on living untill you where 100 -you didnt quite make it, but thats ok because we know that your with us anyway and will be watching over us. Tell uncle Andy hi from us and ill see you in my dreams and memories every once in a while. We Love you. It was nice hearing your voice one last time the day before you left us. Hugs and kisses from Jonathan, Nicole, Bert-Ola and Lisa... in Sverige

Jaynee Johnson-Woodward

February 4, 2012

Emil has been a long time friend of all of us Johnson's. He knew our family history better than we did, he was a real historian. We will miss his humor, stories, friendly smile and friendship. Emil say hello to Dad and Grandma for me let them know we miss them. God Bless you my friend and my thoughts and prayers are with you Juanita and all your family.

Dexter Taylor

February 3, 2012

Emil's friendly outgoing presence will truly be missed at functions of the historical society, where he was always eager to share a good story (and never lacked for one). I'm glad we were able to record so many for future generations.

Katie McDaris

February 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Emil was such a nice man and I know he will be missed greatly! Katie, Maddie and Lee

Ole Bengtsson

February 3, 2012

We will miss you grandpa