Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Richard Nelse Anderson

Richard Nelse Anderson, age 92, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Willows at Willard.

Richard was born June 12, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Enoch and Catherine (Bachmayer) Anderson. He was a 1943 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School in Warren and was a World War II Veteran of the United States Coast Guard Merchant Marines. During the war Richard studied for his engineering degree and graduated as a 3rd Assistant Engineer in the Coast Guard. He made 13 trips across the ocean on ships during the war.

Richard was a salesman his entire life and for the final 17 years of his working career was a car salesman for R.D. Banks Chevrolet in Warren. He was a huge sports fan, especially of baseball, and enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing, and golfing. He was a Christian man and was a charter member of Living Lord Lutheran Church in Howland, Ohio, had been a deacon, sang in various choirs, and was most recently a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby.

Richard was a resident of Warren, Ohio for the majority of his life before moving to Florida with his late wife, Donna, where they resided for 28 years. Following her passing in 2014, he moved to the Shelby area to be closer to his daughter, Kathy.

Richard is survived by 2 daughters: Kathy (Kent) Snyder of Shelby and Lori (Tom) Beach of Black Hawk, Colorado; 3 grandchildren: Kevin (Jessica) Snyder of Akron, Kurt Snyder of Newark, and Kelly (Glenn) Zdazenski of Hamburg, NY; and 3 great grand triplets: Nolan, Brayden, and Avery Snyder. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Donna J. (Diehl) Anderson, whom he wed on August 25, 1950 and who predeceased him on November 16, 2014; an infant daughter: Pamela in 1955; and a sister: Maxine Anderson.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church of Shelby Mission Endowment. Care for Richard and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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  1. Terri/Jeff Maley says:

    We send our deepest condolences to you Lori. May your dad rest in peace in the arms of the lord.

  2. Bob Battison says:

    My deepest sympathies on your loss. God Bless you all during this difficult time. Love, Bob

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