Obit: Anderson, Elmer F. #2 (1893 - 1958)


Surnames: Anderson, Fradette, Nast


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  07/24/1958


Anderson, Elmer F. #2 (22 OCT 1893 - 16 JUL 1958)


Funeral services for Elmer F. Anderson, 64, former Clark County Board Chairman and highway commissioner, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Masonic Temple in Neillsville.


The rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church there gave the service, and Masonic rites were performed.  Burial was made in Windfall Cemetery, Granton.


Mr. Anderson died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in his sleep at his home on Oak Street.  He had been in failing health for four years, during which he suffered several heart attacks.


For 10 years he served as chairman of the town of York.  During that time he was elected chairman of the county board of supervisors for eight consecutive years.  Following this service he was elected county highway commissioner, a position he filled for three years.


He also served as clerk of the Romadka School District in the town of York for 12 years.


Born Oct. 22, 1893, in Dodgeville, Mr. Anderson was the son of immigrant parents, Ole and Georgina Anderson, who came to America from Norway.  The family later moved to Clark County, settling on a farm a mile east of Greenwood.  There Mr. Anderson had the late James H. Fradette as one of his early teachers.  Mr. Anderson later served on the county board, and as chairman of that body, while Mr. Fradette was servicing as county treasurer.


A few years later, the family moved to Fond du Lac, where he was graduated from high school.  On June 22, 1916, he was married to Miss Katherine L. Nast in Marblehead.  He was then employed on the railroad.  In 1913 they moved onto a 280-acre farm in the town of York, three miles north of Granton.  The farm remains in the Anderson family, with a son, David, operating it.  At the time they moved there, the farm had but 10 acres of land under cultivation.


They remained on the farm until 1946, when they purchased a house at 217 Oak St. and moved into Neillsville.



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