William "Bill" Anderson, 74, of Coeur d'Alene, a former vice president of the Sunshine Mining Co., died December 16, 1990 in the Coeur d'Alene Convalescent Center.
His memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, December 20, in the Wallace Elks Lodge. Rev. William Hemenway and Wallace Elks officers will officiate. Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene. Directed by Shoshone Funeral Service of Wallace.Mr. Anderson was born December 9, 1916 in Garrison, Montana the son of William and Florence Anderson. He graduated from Deer Lodge High School in Montana. He also attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where he was affiliated with the Sigma Nu fraternity. Bill and the former Irene Pipal were married July 3, 1939 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He served with the US Army Air Force during World War II as a fighter pilot with the 406th Fighter Group in the European theatre of operations. He was awarded the Silver Star for outstanding service, as well as other honors. The remainder of his lifetime was spent with the mining industry and assisting with local civic projects. He was an avid skier and golfer. He served as a volunteer at the Lookout Pass Ski School and also helped with projects on the Jackass and Silverhorn areas above Kellogg.
Bill was a member of Wallace B.P.O.E. #331, a member of the Wallace Gyro Club, a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, a member of the National Defense Executive Reservists, a member The Shosone Golf & Tennis Club, and a member of the Avondale Golf Club of Hayden Lake. Mr. Anderson worked for Hecla Mining Co. He later retired in 1984 from his position as vice president of Sunshine Mining Co.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Anderson, Coeur d'Alene; a daughter, Hollis J. Anderson-Haldi, Wallace; a son, Jeffrey D. Anderson, Wallace; a grandson, William Gavin Anderson, Salt Lake City; a son-in-law, Wayne "Sano" Haldi, Wallace; a daughter-in-law, Judy Anderson, Wallace; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Norma Anderson, Helena, Montana; a sister, Ann Reiner, San Diego, California; and serveral nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rae Dyer in 1990.
The family suggests memorials be made to the North Idaho Cancer Center of Coeur d'Alene, or the Silver Wood Good Samaritan Center of Silverton.
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