Retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Cornel, George O. Anderson Sr., passed away February 22, 2022 at Benefis Teton Medical Center in Choteau. George was a long-time visitor of the Choteau area, spending time here on occasion since 1971. He had spent his last birthday in the Choteau area where he celebrated turning 100 years young.
George was born November 5, 1921 in Crawford, New Jersey to Olaf and Martha (Askildsen) Anderson. He was one of five children. George grew up and graduated from high school in New Jersey and went onto attend college at the University of Maryland.
George was an accomplished military man. He embarked on tours during World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was stationed at the Pentagon for a time during the 1950s. He was awarded many medals and given many honors during his term of service. George met Jean Eccelston and the couple was married in 1946 in Arizona. George and Jean started making a family and were blessed with four children Glenn, Gale, Gwen and George Jr. George and Jean were married until her untimely passing on June 8, 2010; they were married for 62 years.
George was a volunteer boy scout leader and a boy scout leader at “Scout Camp” for 10 years. George enjoyed fishing and traveling to visit loved ones. He was a proud 33rd degree Mason, and a proud patriot. More than anything George loved to spend time with his family.
George is survived by his children Glenn of New Jersey; Gale of Bedford, Massachusetts; Gwen of Long Island, New York and George Jr (Florence) of Choteau. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and lifelong friends.
George was preceded in death by his wife Jean Anderson, his parents Olaf and Martha Anderson, three sisters and two brothers.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home and a Celebration of George’s life will be held later this year in Crawford, New Jersey; where George’s remains will be laid to rest next to his wife and other family members following a Masonic Service.
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