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Clifford A. Anderson

April 11, 1926 — December 7, 2014

** TO VIEW VIDEO TRIBUTE CLICK ON WEBLINK ABOVE ** Clifford Anderson age 88 of Spearfish, and formerly Isabel, died Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Center. Services will be held 10:30 am Thursday December 11th, 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church in Spearfish and 1pm Friday December 12th, 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church in Isabel. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm Wednesday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour before each service. Interment will take place in the Hillview Cemetery, in Isabel. Funeral arrangements are with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche and Evenson Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. Clifford Arthur Anderson was born April 11, 1926 in Glad Valley, South Dakota. He was the son of Harry and Helen (Hoyt) Anderson. Clifford grew up on the family ranch near Glad Valley, where he attended a country school. During World War II, Clifford served his country in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. During part of this time he was stationed in Okinawa where at one time he spent forty days in a fox hole. Upon his return from the war, Clifford’s father died at a young age. Being the oldest of eleven children, Clifford helped raise his other ten siblings and he took over the family ranch near Glad Valley. In September of 1973 Clifford was united in marriage to Irene Brei in Mission, South Dakota. They made their home in Glad Valley and continued to live on their ranch until 1997 when they moved to Belle Fourche. Irene died in 1998. In February of 2000, he was married to Joan Davis-Wheeler at Hope Lutheran Church in Spearfish. Clifford will be remembered for his dedication to family and his hard work taking care of their needs. He loved baseball and a good dance now and then. He was easy going and a kind man. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Clifford is survived by his wife, Joan of Spearfish; step-children, Cindy Wheeler of Belle Fourche, Bob Tanner of Inkon Idaho, Leroy Tanner of Seattle WA, Ida Peterson of Gillette WY, Bonnie Loader of Wheatland WY; and sisters, Gerty (Emil) Tomac of Lemmon, Ruth Roesler of Mobridge, Ann Hodges of Benson AZ, Alice Hodges of Spearfish, Gladys (David) Zulauf of Rapid City, and Mary Herber of Spearfish. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Dan and Dorothy Hoyt of Burnsville MN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Irene; brothers, Roy and David; and sisters, Rosella Anderson and Darlene Wahl.
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