Einar Anderson, 80 of Clarion passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion.
Einar T. Anderson SFC USA (Ret) was born on January 16, 1933 in Klemme, Iowa. He was the third child of Walter and Magna (Thillemenn) Anderson. In 1950 at the age of 17 Einar joined the United States Army where he served in both Korean and Vietnam Wars. In 1962 he was united in marriage to Paula Bridgewater. He proudly served his country until 1966 and was awarded many decorations including; Order of Arrow, Master Parachutist/Parachute Rigger, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After retiring he began driving truck in Georgia and moved to Iowa shortly after where he worked until the late 90’s.
Einar was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard from 1976-1986.
Einar is survived by his son Michael K. (Connie) Anderson, TSgt USAF (Ret) of Altus, OK; grandson Garrett Anderson of Altus, OK; granddaughter Annita (Keith) Rhinehart of Flat Rock, NC; great-grandsons Gabriel and Luke of Flat Rock, NC; great-granddaughter Zoe of Flat Rock, NC; brother Melvin (Nancy) Anderson of Burchinal and sister Dagny Schmidt of Klemme.
He was preceded in death by his wife Paula, parents, brother Calvin, sister-in-law Beverly Anderson and brother-in-law Luther Schmidt.
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