Walter D. Andersen

March 14, 1933August 30, 2011

Walter Donald Andersen 1933-2011 With great sorrow, we recognize the passing of Walter Donald Andersen on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011. “Don”, as most people knew him by, was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 14th, 1933, during the great Los Angeles earthquake. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and began working for the Motion Picture Industry in 1950. When the United States Navy came calling, he left his job and dedicated 1954 through 1956 to serving his country, working as a pipefitter for the Navy. Once his duties had been fulfilled he returned to his job with MGM Studios. When rumor had it that MGM was relocating to Ventura County, he packed up his family and moved, settling down in Newbury Park, where he remained for the rest of his days. He retired from the studios in December 1994, after 44yrs, but remained a standing member of Local #729 ‘til the end. Don’s daily routine included going to Eggs ‘N’ Things to see his second family, the host of waiters, waitresses and patrons he found there. He did his people-watching walking the Oaks Mall. He began and ended each day with his family, getting his grandkids to school, going to appointments and ending with family dinners. He loved to travel, go to Las Vegas, cheer at his granddaughter’s soccer games, read books and take photographs. He embraced life and those whose lives he touched, embraced him. He will be deeply missed. Don was preceded in death by his parents Andrew Walter and Mildred Helen Andersen, as well as his eldest son, Michael Lee Andersen. He is survived by his 3 children; Monica, Felecia and Eric Andersen, son-in-law Brian Thompson, and 8 grandchildren; Sarah, Nico, Jessica, Michaela, Michael, Grace, Faith and Walter. His family welcomes you to attend his memorial service to be held at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park on the 25th of September (Sunday) at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The address is 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village CA 91360.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Jessica LaGioia

October 1, 2011

Grandpa, I hope there's lots of hott girls, crossword puzzles, chicken fried steak, and anything you could want in heaven.I miss you more than words can describe. I know you love me and are proud of me, and I hope to continue to make you proud. I admire you so much as my role model. You were my grandpa as well as a dad and best friend to me. I love you, Pops. Always, Peanuts xoxo

Monica Andersen

September 25, 2011

If ever there were a "perfect" man on earth, that man was my dad. He was everything you look for in a person. He was kind, considerate, and respectful to others. He was a great dad, granddad, friend, mentor and hero. He was selfless and humble. He found pleasure in the simple things and learned not to sweat the small stuff. He embraced life and was thankful for everything he had, especially his family and friends.
He will be missed by all the lives he touched, for he was an exceptional man who GOD has called to come home. I love you dad! Forever, your Murtz. xoxox

Eric Andersen

September 19, 2011

Dad I Love & Miss You So So Much, Ill Never Ever Forget You My Life Will Never Be The Same Without You.

Love Eric W Andersen