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a. Note:   Charles was Confirmed on Sunday May 16, 1937 in Lake Park Luthern Church in Lake Park, MN ===== Charles graduated from Lake Park High School (Lake Park, Becker Co., MN) in June 1941. ===== Hi Cheri, This is what I could condense from Charles bio- Born March 16, 1923, delivered by midwife on small farm near Big Cormorant Lake, Minnesota - Father, Willie J. Anderson migrated from Dasland, Sweden to US in 1871. His mother came from Norway before 1924. Education: Grade school - country school called District 50, high school attended in Lake Park, Minnesota. Studied engineering and took many local classes to read and draw blueprints. This led to an engineering career in San Diego, CA at the Solar Aircraft Co. in 1941 and retired as a Project Engineer in 1984, Hope this is enough data. Love, Lisbeth ===== Obit---- ANDERSON, CHARLES W. ----Charles W. Anderson was born in Lake Park, MN, on March 16, 1923, to Willis and Cora Sylvia. He was a boy always mechanically curious. When World War II started, he left to California on his Indian motorcycle in 1941 to be involved with the aeronautical industry. After playing briefly with the Pasadena King's hockey team in LA, San Diego became home to his strong engineering skills; he retired from Solar after 50 years of dedicated service. Charles or "Red" met his bride Elizabeth while at Solar. They married at Mary Star of the Sea, La Jolla, and moved into a new development on Point Loma. Charles' curiosity and compassion always got him involved. He became one of the original water skiers using shaped 2x4's with nailed tennis shoes after witnessing "Waterwalkers" in Florida. He pioneered Thunder-boat racing with the "Vampire" in Mission Bay. He became involved in the Julian area after purchasing a small cabin there. He was very involved with his three daughter's lives, and they and their friends benefited from his strong knowledge of nature, mechanics and old-fashioned values. He was involved with his neighbors and many relatives' lives - always a calm source of real help and commitment. Charles passed away after battling complications related to Alzheimer's on August 27, 2008. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his daughters Cynthia Allopenna, Veronica and husband Scott Cain, Christine and husband Tom Atwell, granddaughters Megan and Lily Cain, and Sadie Atwell, also his sister Lillian and husband Ray Kratzke of Pelican, MN. He will be missed greatly by his many good neighbors and friends. A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Ocean Beach on Monday, September 15th, at 11:00 a.m. A reception at their home in Point Loma will follow at 12:30 p.m. Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 9/9/2008 =====


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