Harley E. Anderson — Lake City

LAKE CITY — The funeral for Harley E. Anderson will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, with Rev. Bruce Stam officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Military honors will be by Lake City VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110.

Mr. Anderson, 86, of Lake City, died Sunday (March 15, 2009) at the Lake City Nursing Home.

Harley E. Anderson was born May 19, 1922, in Lake City, and graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1941. On Nov. 16, 1942, he was drafted into the Army, and served during World War II. He was stationed in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theaters of War, and was discharged Feb. 7, 1946. He returned to Lake City and worked for the city as a meter reader until retiring. He was a lifelong member of Lake City VFW Post 8729 and Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City. He enjoyed watching Twins baseball games and traveling.

Survivors include a sister, Betty Slauson of Lake City; three half nephews, John Pilger of Atlanta, Don Pilger of St. Paul and John Halpaus of Red Wing; and one half niece, Nancy Blackard of Pinon Hill, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Niles and Alvina (Fuhrman) Anderson; a half brother, John Halpaus Sr.; and two half sisters, Ida Pilger and Hazel Key.

Friends may call an hour prior to the service Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City.

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