Ralph Anderson

February 15, 1932 - November 19, 2023

Ralph Anderson

February 15, 1932 - November 19, 2023


Mr. Ralph B. Anderson of Litchfield Park, Arizona passed away November 19, 2023 at the age of 91.  He was born February 15, 1932 in Ottawa, Illinois to the late Gerald and Ida Anderson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Mary Anderson.

Ralph graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  He joined the United States Air Force and served our country in Viet Nam.  He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 21 years of dedicated service.  After his military retirement, he taught power mechanics at Tolleson High School.

Ralph was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and kayaking.  He also maintained a private pilot’s license and achieved a commercial rating.  Woodworking was Ralph’s favorite pastime.  He was very active in his church: Turning Leaf Nazarene. His faith was evident in his daily life.

A funeral service will be held at 3pm, on Sunday, December 3 at Turning Leaf Church (5800 N. Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, AZ).  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Turning Leaf Church Building Fund.

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2 responses to Ralph Anderson

  1. Rest Ralph, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. Career U.S. Air Force, 21 years of service, Lt. Colonel.

  2. Mark I’m sorry to hear the passing of your dad. I’m your cousin in Iowa- Andy’s Anderson daughter. We meet many years ago at a reunion at your Grandparents house in Eureka Springs. Hugs of comfort.

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