ASHLAND -- Earl E. Anderson II, 91, of Ashland, passed away early Sunday morning, June 9, 2013 at Hospice of North Central Ohio, following a short illness.
Earl was born August 22, 1921 in the family home at Polk, Ohio. He was the son of Earl E. and Gail (nee Hetsler) Anderson. He had been a resident of the Ashland area for most of his life.
Earl was a Journeyman Die Maker and a Journeyman Die Cutter and Pressman and worked at the A.L. Garber Company in Ashland for 48 years retiring in May of 1985.
Earl served his country as a member of the United States Navy aboard the Destroyer, U.S.S. Larson during World War II. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.
On January 6, 1939 he married the love of his life, Ruth E. Moffett. The couple shared 71 wonderful years together before Ruth preceded him in death on July 7, 2010.
He is survived by one son, Keith (Diane) Anderson of Ashland; a daughter-in-law, Joan Stewart of Norwalk; three grandchildren, Richard (Shelly) Anderson, Joseph (Delia) Anderson, Chris (Amber) Anderson; nine great grandchildren, Cody Anderson, Ian Anderson, Dusten Anderson, Colton Anderson, Bailey Anderson, Isabella Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Gavin Harper and Camden Anderson; and five sisters-in-law, Mary Anderson, Betty Anderson, Teresa Moffett and Delphine (Bob) Kinney, all of Ashland and Marjorie Atterholt of California.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth, one son, Earl E. (Skip) Anderson III, killed in action on June 23, 1969, his sister and brother-in-law, Delores & Donald Keister and two brothers, William and Richard Anderson.
Friends may call on Wednesday evening June 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Earlenbaugh officiating. Following the services the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military services at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, Ohio 44805.
For those not able to attend, on-line expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting the funeral home website, www.dpkfh.com