Willard P. Anderson Jr.

Willard P. Anderson Jr., 88, of Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at River Terrace Retirement Community in Bluffton.

Mr. Andereson worked on the family farm helping his father from an early age through high school. He was a 1950 graduate of Galva Community High School in Galva, IL, where he was Valedictorian. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He served his country in the 44th Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard on active duty from 1952 to 1953 when his enlistment was done. He was honorably discharged from the National Guard and the U.S. Army. He worked in banking as a trust officer for many years. He was treasurer at Huntington University for five years and had worked in financial development for Taylor University. He was also a member of College Park United Brethren Church.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1932, in Geneseo, IL, to Willard P. and Lois M. Anderson Sr. He married Barbara Davis on June 19, 1957 in Cicero, IL, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Carla Anderson, of Santa Monica, CA, and Carol L.  McManus, of Greenwood; and two grandchildren, Katelyn McManus and Brian McManus.

Private family services will be held at the Chapel at River Terrace Retirement Community with soloist Sherry Mann and officiated by Dr. Roger Evans.

Memorials may be made out to Dallas Theological Seminary in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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