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Kenneth J. Anderson

January 28, 1930 - March 6, 2010
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KENNETH J ANDERSON (Bud) (80) ,Of Spring Branch and Kingwood, TX completed his lifes journey at home with family by his side Mar. 6, 2010. He was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Oak Park, Il resided in River Forest Illinosi. and moved to Texas in 1982. Preceded in death by his wife Dolores Winter-Anderson in 1984, two brothers, Donald and James and sister Mary Ann Geyer. Survived by one sister, Betty J Mahler, Berkley, Il, Sons: Joseph Anderson and wife Teri, Forest Lake, MN, Ray Anderson and wife Shawn, Spring, Tx, Daughters: Linda Vadjik and husband Tom, Cicero, Il, Rene' Griffith and husband Glynn, Kingwood, TX, Denise Norgon and husband...
KENNETH J ANDERSON (Bud) (80) ,Of Spring Branch and Kingwood, TX completed his lifes journey at home with family by his side Mar. 6, 2010. He was born Jan. 28, 1930 in Oak Park, Il resided in River Forest Illinosi. and moved to Texas in 1982. Preceded in death by his wife Dolores Winter-Anderson in 1984, two brothers, Donald and James and sister Mary Ann Geyer. Survived by one sister, Betty J Mahler, Berkley, Il, Sons: Joseph Anderson and wife Teri, Forest Lake, MN, Ray Anderson and wife Shawn, Spring, Tx, Daughters: Linda Vadjik and husband Tom, Cicero, Il, Rene' Griffith and husband Glynn, Kingwood, TX, Denise Norgon and husband Jim, Mobile, AL. Grandchildren: Vicki-Lyn Abraham, Katherine (Katie) Marie Griffith, Shelby Marie Griffith, Traci (Griffith) Smith, Avirie Marie Anderson, Michael Kenneth Anderson, MacKenzie Marie Anderson, Joey (Buddy) Henry Anderson, Samantha Marie Anderson, Madison Marie Anderson, Cody James Norgon, Dewey James Norgon, Riley James Norgon, Anderson (Andy)James Norgon. Great- Grandchildren: Nathan Murphy, Brieana Starks, R J Abraham, Mathew Abraham, Alyssa Abraham, Brady Griffith Smith, Colby Anderson Smith. Many Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be held at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 N., Mar. 9, 2010 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass will be at St, Jerome Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood, Houston, TX Mar. 10, 2010 at 1:00pm followed by interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway.
Parents: Andrew Anderson – Helen Waldherr - Stevens Point WI,
Born January 28, 1930 at Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois
Graduated from St. Lukes Grade School in River Forest, Illinois. Attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois. After High School he was a delivery employee for the Butler Rug Company in River Forest in 1946. Then in 1951, was drafted into the Army. He served in the Korean Conflict as a pole lineman and was Honorable Discharged in 1953, Received the Korean Svc Medal w/1 brz Srv Star, UN Srv Medal. After discharge returned home and married Dolores Ruth Winter and resided in River Forest, Illinois. Worked for Hire Nelson store fixtures then moved on to Pioneer Electric. Had Linda Marie 1954, Rene' Marie 1959, Joseph Henry 1961, Ray Joseph 1963. Moved from River Forest to Northwest side of Chicago in 1969. Daughter Denise was born in 1973. Was employed with Capitol Construction until 1979. Moved to Garrison Minnesota to fulfill a dream of running a boat/fishing Marina. Moved to Houston, Texas in 1982 to join daughter, Rene' and Son Joe. Worked as a carpenter for Brookstone Corporation until 1991. His loving wife, Dolores passed away September 1984.

Prior to moving to Texas liked to fish the Chain of Lakes, Channel Lake in northern Illinois, various lakes in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Yearly family vacations were to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Enjoyed spending time fishing with family at Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Toledo bend. Was a gardener by heart and loved to experiment on splicing tomato plants. Had beautiful flowering gardens throughout his life. Playing Bingo for many years with his daughter and daughter in-laws. Smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee was the past time for many years. Enjoyed following the White Sox and then later the Astros.
Had a great sense of humor and could make people laugh. Was a home body until his health declined in 2004. Then walked the park two to five miles a day and exercised for over four years. Made friends with many people at the park and became very social. With the new look at life he became outgoing and liked to watch grandkids do their various sports and activities. Prior to his health issues did not appreciate being in crowds or restaurants that served more than hamburgers. Later in life he enjoyed the tastes of finer foods like Steak houses. Still ordered his burgers but enjoyed being with family wherever we would take him.
Loved to eat pizza, bacon and eggs.

The past 15 years the family vacations included all children and grandchildren. The place he enjoyed most was Bull Shoals Arkansas. Loved to try to catch the gars and scare the kids. Critter hunting and nighttime fishing. Many nights of sitting around eating and laughing together. One week a summer as a whole family was a request that was fulfilled by all.
Every night before his night time prayers he always had to play his Scratch Off Lottery tickets while enjoying his bedtime snack.

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"To the Anderson Family, it was our pleasure to care for Mr. Anderson. He was a wonderful man.From Dwayne, Brenda, and Ashley. "We miss you Mr. Anderson!!!"" Ashley Rendon (Kingwood, TX)

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