Charlie Thomas "Chuck" Anderson, 76, died Monday (Sept. 12, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook from complications of Cystic Fibrosis, making him one of the oldest patients.
He was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Hitchcock County to Henry and Lena (Cole) Anderson. He grew up in Ovid, Colo., until moving with his family to Trenton when he was 14-years-old.
He married Z. Jean Davis on Aug. 4, 1951.
He worked construction on the Trenton Dam. In 1953, they moved to Denver, Colo., where he graduated from barber school. He was a barber in Denver for 23 years. In 1976, they came to McCook, where he built two homes and began working maintenance at El Dorado Manor Nursing Home in Trenton and Highland Park in McCook.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and McCook Elks Lodge 1434.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Allen D., Joe, Elvin and James Anderson; four sisters, Marie King, Louise Anderson, Lola Heble and Bertha Jones; his father and mother-in-law, Paul "Bob" and Thelma Davis; brother-in-law, Stan Davis; sisters-in-law, Gladys Lorimer and Delores Davis.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jean Anderson of McCook; son, Curtis Anderson and wife, Michelle of McCook; daughter, Shari Laituri of McCook; eight grandchildren, Kenny Laituri, Andrea Laituri, Jeffery, Daniel, Delton and Jonathon Anderson and Mikaiyah and Arianna Anderson; one great-granddaughter, Hayly Laituri; two brothers, Clyde Anderson of Trenton and Robert Anderson and wife, Lila of Brighton, Colo.; sisters, Ellen Barlow and Evelyn Tompkins of Trenton; sisters-in-law, Verba Anderson of Trenton, Madeline Stengel of Denver, Colo., Charlotte Williams of McCook and Debra Nelson of McCook; brothers-in-law, Bill Davis and wife, Gwen of Trenton and Paul Davis of Denver.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at 11 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be at the Trenton Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Walker officiating. Memorials may be given in Charlie's name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.