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GARDNER - Richard G. Anderson, 87, of 48 Charles Street, died peacefully Saturday morning, October 13, 2018 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner, with his family at his side.
He was born in Gardner on February 21, 1931, son of the late Henry and Agnes (Lind) Anderson and was a 1949 graduate of Gardner High School.
Dick proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Navy and traveled throughout the world. Following his discharge, he worked at Heywood Wakefield Furniture Company and then worked for 34 years as an assembler for Simplex Time Recorder until his retirement. Dick was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church and the former Covenant Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a member of Gardner Museum. Dick enjoyed traveling with his wife Evelyn and gardening.
He leaves his wife of 59 years, Evelyn (Robinson) Anderson; three sons, Keith Anderson and his wife Amy of Worcester, Scott Anderson and his wife Tammy and Mark Anderson and his wife Susan of Templeton and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:30 P.M. in Faith Lutheran Church, 627 Green Street, Gardner. A calling hour will be held from 11:30 AM to 12:30 P.M. in church, preceding the funeral.
Burial, with military honors, will be held in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Scholarship Fund, Faith Lutheran Church, 627 Green Street, Gardner.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.