Calvin James Anderson

November 24, 1926October 22, 2018

Calvin James Anderson died at his home in Wellfleet, MA on Monday, October 22, 2018. He was born November 24, 1926 in Delavan, MN to Albert and Theresa Anderson. He is one of five children and is predeceased by his sister, Marceline, and his brothers, Hanford and Howard. His sister, Dee (Delores), lives in New Ulm, MN.

On his way to being captain of the basketball team and valedictorian, Calvin left high school at age 17 to join the United States Navy. He did a tour of duty in the Pacific Ocean as a radio man aboard the carrier Point Cruz. After the war, he attended Gustavus Adolphus University. Following graduation, he secured a position with the State Department as a diplomatic courier and traveled the world. His next position was with the CIA, where he met his wife, Nina Anne Murphy. They were married on July 7, 1956 in Longmeadow, MA. Calvin and Nina lived in Northern Virginia before moving to Westport, Connecticut in 1966. He worked with Mobil Oil in New York City, and then with Union Carbide in Danbury, CT. During his time in Connecticut, Cal had an illustrious career as a Little League umpire, receiving Umpire of the Year in 1980. In 1984, Calvin and Nina moved to Chapel Hill, NC, where he worked with Rhone Poulenc (Union Carbide) before retiring in 1991. The couple moved to Wellfleet, where Cal enjoyed his retirement and had active roles with Chequessett Golf and Tennis Club, Council on Aging, and Meals on Wheels. His hobbies included golfing, shell-fishing, and being a master sorter of bottles and cans at the Wellfleet Transfer Station.

Cal is survived by his wife, Nina, his three children Ted (Frederick), Britt, and Eric, and Eric's wife, Maria Juster, and his three loving grandchildren, Eilish, Kerstin, and Charlie. He also leaves a sister, Dee, sister-in-law, LaNore, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes in Wellfleet (Route 6). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W. College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082 or Our Lady of Lourdes Church, PO Box 1414, Wellfleet, MA 02667.


  • Nina Anderson, Wife
  • Ted Anderson, Son
  • Britt Anderson, Daughter
  • Eric Anderson, Son


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 10, 2018

Calvin James Anderson

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Louisa Cierzan

November 11, 2018

Sending many prayers and much sympathy to you all. Cal and Nina have been wonderful neighbors through the years. We have many fond memories of waves and chats on the hill at Cahoon Hollow. Cal will truly be missed.

So sorry we will not be there for the services.

Deepest regards,

The Lloyd family,

Sue, Joe, Louisa (Weezie), Bobby, and Jessica

John Anderson

October 31, 2018

Uncle Cal was a wonderful man. He and Aunt Nina always made a point to travel through Madison on their biennial trips to Wisconsin and Minnesota to visit relatives, including our mom in Thorp, Wisconsin. I cherish the memory of the day my brother and I golfed with him at the Maple Bluff Country Club. We are so very fortunate for his kindness and love. He will be truly missed.

Dennis Guiver

October 30, 2018

Cal will be missed. Thoroughly enjoyed the time I was lucky enough to spend with him be it chatting at the post office or playing golf Tuesday mornings at the club. (Never could beat him!) Hit them long. Hit them straight. Lots of birdies, Cal!

George Zebrowski

October 30, 2018

Cal was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was a very thoughtful man. Earlier this year when he wasn’t quite ready to play but would come to Chequessett during men’s league days to visit with his friends, when he greeted me coming off the ninth green the first thing he said to me was, “How is Marsha?” (my wife who suffers from Alzheimer’s). Everyone liked Cal. He will truly be missed.

Chuck Murry

October 30, 2018

My Dad, Bill Murry graduated from Delavan High School in 1944 and was a classmate and teammate of Calvin. Dad passed away in 2009. He talked a lot about Calvin and what a really good athlete he was and what a really great guy he was. Your family has my sympathy. My wife Sara and I have been blessed to live in the Delavan/Winnebago area all of our lives. One of the best parts of living close to home is to keep tabs on a lot of the old DHS students. Take care and best of luck you your family.

Chuck Murry Winnebago MN