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Willis "Willie:" Anderson

May 13, 1931 - November 20, 2018

Burial Date December 1, 2018

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton with Pastor Jeremy Mann officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the church. Private family burial will be in Thompson Cemetery Bluffton, Ohio prior to the service.

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Willis “Willie” Anderson passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Willis was born May 13, 1931 in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Harry and Minnie (Schaublin) Anderson. On March 9, 1951 he married Charlotte Walter Anderson who preceded him in death on September 8, 2017.
Willis was a farmer and an Orange Township trustee for 38 years. He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton where he held numerous offices. Willis was well known for his beloved hobby of trap shooting. Willis was a member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association and numerous local sportsmen’s clubs. He was inducted into the Ohio State Trap Shooting Hall of Fame and the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame. Willis was a 1949 graduate of Mt. Cory High School.
Survivors include a son, Steven (Karen) Anderson of Sunnyside, Washington; two daughters, Kathy (Larry) Coburn of Phoenix, Arizona; Linda (Mike) Hampl of Highland Village, Texas; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Theda Lehman of Rawson, Ohio.
Willis was preceded in death by his step-mother, Lillian Matter Anderson; son and daughter-in-law, Harvey and Dee Dee Anderson and brother, Harry David Anderson.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton with Pastor Jeremy Mann officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the church. Private family burial will be in Thompson Cemetery Bluffton, Ohio prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

 

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