Alvin D. Anderson
  • Memorial donations may be given to:
  • Central Christian College of Kansas

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“Praying for you and your family Elaine. We were so sad to hear about Al but are comforted knowing he is in our Father's care. He was truly a man of...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Hopper - Fontana, CA - Friend

“What wonderful memories growing up in Escondido and attending Light and Life Church and school. Al and Elaine Anderson were both key in my...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Scott Mayfield - Oakdale , CA

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Elaine and to your family over the passing of Alvin. He was always such a friendly person. Thanks for being...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Gary and Evelyn McCallister - CA

“The lessons that I learned from Mr. A as both my teacher and basketball coach are things that I use on a daily basis. His humor, kindness and love...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Matt Porter - Wheeling, WV

“It was such a blessing to teach along side both Al and Elaine at Faith Christian School. Their marriage was such a testimony of their love for God...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Crawford - Yuba City , CA

“We moved to CA 10 years ago and you and Elaine were one of the first people to befriend us. You helped Wyatt get caught up in math and quickly...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Ellis - Yuba City, CA

“My prayers go out to the Anderson family. I fondly remember Mr. A's bright smile, both at school and at church. I am very sad to hear of his passing....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Stephanie (McBride) Pitcher - HI

“Al and Elaine have been a part of our extended TLC family for many years. So sad to hear of Al's passing. We will always remember you and be...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: William and Rena Norris - CA

“What a great teacher and the same great smile many years into my grown up years. Thank you for the legacy you left. Prayers for you Mrs. A, love...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rebecca Cook (Katanic) - AK

“Dear Elaine, Stephanie and I are saddened to hear of Alvin's passing, but rejoicing in hope that the good-byes of earth are temporary. Our hope...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Paula McBride - friend

“Mr. A was a special teacher and Godly man. He left a legacy that will continue to lead others to Christ for years to come. Our prayers are with your...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Sarah Proudfoot - napoleon, OH


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Alvin D. Anderson, 84, of McPherson, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at McPherson Hospital. He was a retired school teacher and had been a McPherson resident since July 2011, moving from Yuba City, CA.

He was born November 26, 1928, in Big Bow, Kansas, the son of Fred E. and Iva (Chase) Anderson. On September 6, 1969, he married Elizabeth Elaine Woodruff in Escondido, CA.

Alvin was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1953 and was a member of Yuba City Nazarene Church in Yuba City, CA.

Survivors include: his wife, Elaine of the home; three sons, Larry Anderson (Ann) of McPherson, Danny Anderson of Payson, AZ, and Eddie Anderson (Beth) of Kelliher, MN; a daughter, Christy Joy of Yuba City, CA; a brother, Don Anderson (Doris) of McPherson, KS; a sister, Dorothy Patterson of Ripon, CA; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Eugene Anderson, a granddaughter, Hailey Anderson, two brothers, Albert and Arden, and sisters, Velma and Neva.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM Friday, February 1, at the McPherson Free Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Griffith and Rev. Glenn Lorenz will officiate the service. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to Central Christian College of Kansas in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.