Berdell Erling Anderson

October 16, 1916November 11, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Bauer Funeral Chapel, Snohomish, WA.


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Vicki Anderson Mills

December 19, 2010

Dad, I have pretty much followed after you in your love for putteriing in the yard and alway making sure the yard looked well manicured. You taught me the correct way to mow the lawn and you didn't mince words on that task. Having had no boys you had me help you put in the concrete stairwell going to the basement. You were pouring the concrete into the forms and I was pushing it down into place. I didn't like that job very much - I just remember I was crying by the time we were finished. I didn't always like to help on chores that I knew were for boys only but you were forming my work ethic and for that I will always be grateful. I remember you teaching us respect for others property and telling us never, ever throw anything from the car window or litter public property. I remember the time you asked me to pick up Kris down at the church and I didn't have my driver's license yet (I think I was 15). That was way out of character for you but you were busy working on another car and you didn't want to stop so you said "just be careful". I remember being scared to death I would be stopped but we made it back safely. Thanks for asking me to bowl with you on the senior league at Glacier Lanes this last 2009-2010 season. It was a special treat to be spending that time with you and especially watching you bowl - you were awesome.

Events that make me chuckle even today, make me shake my head or remember with fondness: Mom towing you more than a few times; our yearly road trips to South Dakota and Kansas to visit our grandparents; picking up rocks in the garden; making apple cider; drinking that delicious home made root beer; watching you and mom slow dance; always visiting friends as a family on a Saturday night; the buffalo trails over at Forest Park in Everett; watching Lawrence Welk every Saturday night; taking picnic lunches after church over to Eastern Washington and seeing Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee for the first time and always stopping at Tiny's in Cashmere; attending Sunday school and church throughout our formative years - you always looked so handsome in your suit. The best gift you and mom gave us was setting the stage and planting the seed so we could make that decision to accept Christ into our lives. We rejoice because we know because of that decision we will see you again.

You will be missed Dad, and I will miss hugging you, giving you kisses and telling you I love you. Daughter #4 - Vicki Jean

December 17, 2010

Dad, you were the first man I loved and I still do and the only man that gave me Fig Newtons when I thought I was getting a kitten. I'll be seeing you. Love, Wanda

Kris Anderson Grieve

December 17, 2010

He was my dad. He taught me what I know and shaped me into the person I am today. I'll always honor him in the way I live my life. He took our family on memorable summer vacations, always car road trips, never on an airplane! I have seen so much and have been to so many places. By the time I was 16 years old I had visited every state west of the Mississippi River. Thanks to my dad I have great childhood memories. He will always be in my heart and I will forever love and miss him. Daughter #5

Randy & Marcia Skiver

December 4, 2010

We had the privilege of having Andy as our 'over the fence' neighbor for 18 years and will greatly miss our conversations with him and seeing him working in the yard. He was very special to us.

Mike Jr Woodhull

December 4, 2010

I knew Berdell through my parents when he bowled with them, Mike and Cindy. He was always such a joy to be around. Irene they wish they could have been here but alas they are out of town. Know that our thoughts and prayres are with you and your family during this time. Find joy in all the memories that you all created over the years. Take care. The Woodhulls

December 4, 2010

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for your..May the love and good memories with him sustain you over your grieving time and always..Ruth and Rob Johnson

December 3, 2010

Papa you are so important to me. Thank you for your love and support throughout my life. I will miss our conversations about anything and everything. Thanks for helping me with gardening, giving me bowling tips, political insight, and concerning yourself with my well-being. There is no one like you. I will carry with me many fun memories, always.
I love you Papa,
Brooke, Grandchild #10

Jari Williams

December 3, 2010

I knew Berdell thru my father for 20 years and never tired of his enthusiasm and funny stories. We bowled on the same team the last 2 years and became fond team mates. I want to thank his family for the opportunity to share my life with him,God be with him.

Kelley Mason

December 1, 2010

I did not know Mr. Anderson but do know that he was greatly loved and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Clay Anderson

November 29, 2010

I have fond memories of Berdell and Irene coming to McIntosh to visit. Grandma Anderson's house always got busy with family during the summer -- and that meant lots of cookies!! I remember one particular trip to New Leipzig ND with Berdell and Dad to look at an old steam tractor. Memories help to overcome the loss of family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family -- God Bless.