Wallis Carl Anderson -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A memorial service for Wallis Carl Anderson will be at a later date. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson, 87, of 2205 Second St. S.W., Rochester, died Monday (May 6, 2002) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a short illness.

He was born Aug. 31, 1914, in Galesburg, Ill., and grew up there. He worked for John Deere in Moline, Ill., and then served during World War II. He received the Purple Heart and other medals while serving in the South Pacific. On Aug. 20, 1949, he married Charlene M. Mecum in Galesburg. The couple moved to Texas and later Chicago, and Mr. Anderson graduated with an engineering degree from DeVry Institute. He later was employed as a Realtor until his retirement in 1989. The couple lived in Rolling Meadows, Ill., from 1955 until February 2002, when they moved to Rochester. He enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Diane (Glenn) Meier of Rochester and Adriane (Larry) Wilk of McHenry, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Five sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

There will be no visitation or reviewal.


Macken Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

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