2012-09-13 / Obituaries

Mauritz R. Anderson


Mauritz R. Anderson Mauritz R. Anderson Mauritz (Andy) Robert Anderson, 86, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away after a short illness on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Bailey Center Community Hospice in St. Augustine, Fla.

Andy was born in Manistique, Mich., Oct. 24, 1925, to Oscar and Tekela (Johnson) Anderson and attended Manistique area schools. He served in the US Air Force during WWII as did three of his four brothers.

He married Sally Elaine Ansell of Garden, Mich., on July 10, 1948. In 1953, they moved to Florida where he lived the rest of his life. Andy enjoyed playing golf, bowling, deep sea fishing, hunting as well as singing and playing guitar. He was a man of many talents and a sharp competitive spirit. He worked in the newspaper business most all of his life and retired from the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville.

Andy is survived by his daughter, Karen Parks of Bellaire,

Mich.; brothers, Everette Anderson of West

Bend, Mich., Birger Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister

Linea Melius of Sliger, Wis.; three grandsons, Justin and Joshua Parks and Derek Snevel; as well as four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; daughter, Kim; and two brothers, Roy and Vern.

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