PRINCETON — Clifford P. Anderson, 93, of Princeton passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
He was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Princeton to Frank O. and Jennie (Johnson) Anderson. He graduated from Wyanet High School in 1937. He was a life-long farmer in the Wyanet and Ohio area. He married Lucille Eyer on Sept. 28, 1941, in the Ohio Methodist Church.
He was a member of Wyanet Methodist Church and former member of the Ohio Methodist Church. Clifford was a breeder and exhibitor of Spotted Poland China Hogs. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and managed the Princeton Horseshoe league for many years. He and his wife spent winters in Arizona for 25 years. Clifford also attended the Bureau County Fair 92 out of his 93 years. Most of all Clifford was a family man.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lucille Anderson of Princeton. Also surviving are three children, Virginia (David) Bangert of St. Louis, Gayla Hylland of Glen Ellyn and Larry (Kathy) Anderson of Walnut; four grandchildren, David (Tina) Anderson, Heather (Stuart) Vincent, Amy (Beau) Harp and Matthew Hylland; two stepgrandchildren, Sara (Mike) Burns and John (Laura) Bangert; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Camilla Monier of Princeton; one brother, Max (Joyce) Anderson of Monmouth; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Herma Anderson, Leland Anderson, Virgil Anderson, Leslie Anderson and Lloyd Anderson; one son-in-law, Gary Hylland; and two nephews and two nieces.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Katie Voigt officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Wyanet Methodist Church or Princeton Fire and EMS.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.