Floyd Donald Anderson died September 23, 2010, at the La Conner Retirement Inn, La Conner, Washington.
He was born June 22, 1915 in Alcester, South Dakota. The older of two children born to Will and Anna Anderson, he grew up with brother Carroll on the family's farm, graduating from Alcester High School in 1933.
He worked for the Standard Oil Company and Douglas Aircraft until enlisting in the US Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps, promoted to Sergeant, served as a Chief Inspector for the 8th Air Corps in England during WWII and was discharged in November, 1945.
On March 19, 1946 Floyd married Alice Lucille Lind in Bloomington, Illinois. They made their first home in Yankton, South Dakota, where Floyd was employed by the Standard Oil Company. He later worked for Wheeler Mfg. In 1956 the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where Floyd was employed by the Boeing Company until 1970. He returned to work for Wheeler Mfg in 1970 where he worked as a sales representative until retiring in 1980.
During the 61 years of their marriage Floyd and Alice raised six children and, because of Floyd's work, lived in seven states--South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Connecticut, and New Mexico. This provided the family the opportunity to make dear friends throughout the country. For 37 years Floyd and Alice owned a home in Renton, Washington, and were active members of Renton Lutheran Church and then St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Floyd was also active in community affairs. He was past commander of the American Legion Post in Yankton, South Dakota, served as a Boy Scout committee chairman in several states and received the Golden Acorn award for PTA service in Renton, Washington.
In 1998 Floyd and Alice moved to McMinnville, Oregon. While there, Floyd enjoyed volunteering as a docent guide at the Evergreen Museum. They joined Trinity Lutheran Church in McMinnville. After Alice's passing, Floyd moved to La Conner, Washington, in 2009.