Otto William Anderson

August 25, 1920July 7, 2012

The life story of a great guy... Bud was born in Richfield, Minnesota, on Aug. 25th, 1920, to Rebecca and Oscar W. Anderson. Orphaned at age 10, all 5 children; Patricia, Bud, George, Nancy & Richard were raised by aunts & uncles and always stuck together as a family.

Bud married Eleanor E. Anderson on November 8th, 1941 in Hopkins, Minnesota.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 31st, 1942, and fought in the India/Burma Campaign during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a technical sergeant on Jan. 2nd, 1946.

In 1947, he moved to Oregon and opened Beaverton Radiator. He expanded into auto air-conditioning in 1963, and the “Kool King” worked full time through 1998. He remained president of his reputable family-owned and operated business throughout his life, serving the community for 65 years.

Bud Anderson loved hunting and fishing. He built an ocean-front home in 1975 on Nedonna Beach, which provided years of family fun. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved singing and playing his ever-ready harmonica.

He was a 35-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bud is survived by his wife Eleanor of Sherwood; his three children, Bonnie and her husband Denny Olson of Tigard, Gary Anderson and his wife Diane of Newberg, and Judy and her husband Alan Loftesness of Prineville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


  • Honor Guard Service Thursday, July 12, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 16, 2012

Otto William Anderson

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R.D. Meyer

July 21, 2012

I have many fond memories of Bud, from beach trips to cutting Christmas trees. He was like a grandpa to me. Good times/laughs. Praying for Eleanor and family during this difficult time.

Louie Beovich

July 12, 2012

It was my pleasure to have known Bud for over 60 years. He was always
happy and always had a joke or funny story to tell. He will be missed.
My condolences go out to the family.

Judy, Bonnie & Gary

July 11, 2012

There will also be a Memorial service held for OW "Bud" Anderson on Monday, July 16th at 11am at the Metzger United Methodist Church , 9055 SW Locust Street in Tigard, Oregon.

Judy & Alan Loftesness

July 11, 2012

Our dearest Dad....we "love-a-love-a-love-a you" and feel so blessed to have had years of your love, support, understanding, and tons of fun and laughter. We will cherish Mom and try to keep her happy as we can for you!

Staff of Young's Funeral Home

July 9, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.