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Louis Arnold Anderson

July 1, 1943 ~ February 11, 2017 (age 73)


Louis A. Anderson (Ret) Lt. Col.

July 1, 1943 --- February 11, 2017

It is with saddened hearts the family announces the death of Louis Anderson on February 11, 2017. Lou was born in Cody, Wyoming on July 1, 1943.  He was born to Louis Edward and Frieda Doerr Anderson.

Louis graduated from Lovell High School and then attended both Northwestern Jr. College and the University of Wyoming in Laramie where he graduated with honors. After graduation Lou joined the United States Air Force and was sent to Pilot training in Texas. After Pilot Training he was sent to Vietnam (1968-69) where he flew the C-7A (Caribou) aircraft.  Upon returning to the states he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command where he was trained and flew the KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft.

He was later assigned to the following military bases: Castle Air Force  Base, Grissom Air Force Base, Ellsworth Air Force Base,  Barksdale Air Force Base and as the Air Force Advisor to the Utah Air Guard in Salt Lake City where he finished his career.  He also served with the Audit Agency at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Louis attended the University of Wyoming where he was sent by the military to complete his Masters Degree in Business Administration.  He retired from the military as a Lt. Col.  Louis was awarded numerous medals of Honor because of his dedication and service to the Air Force.

Louis loved flying airplanes and dedicated his career willing and honorable to the United States of America. He was very proud of his family and loved his grand children.

He was married to Suzanne Brown in 1969 and they were blessed with two children:  Brooke and Brandt. 

Louis is survived by his wife of 48 years (Fruit Heights, Utah) His daughter Brooke Marston (Christopher) and Brandt Anderson (Krista). His mother Frieda Doerr Wheeler, and his siblings John Anderson and Chadd Wheeler of Lovell, Wyoming and Billings, Montana.

Louis was preceded in death by his father Louis Edward, and his brother Russell Anderson and his stepfather George Wheeler.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 11:00 A.M. at the Mountain Road Chapel (901 S. Mountain Road) Fruit Heights, Utah.  A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am at the church and at the Russon Brothers Mortuary (1941 North Main St., Farmington, Utah 84025) on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will also be held in Lovell, Wyoming on Saturday, February 18th, 2017.  

 Service Information

February 15, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Russon Brothers - Farmington
1941 N. Main St.
Farmington, UT 84025

February 16, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Mountain Road LDS Chapel, Fruit Heights
901 South Mountain Road
Fruit Heights, UT 84037

Funeral Service
February 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Mountain Road LDS Chapel, Fruit Heights
901 South Mountain Road
Fruit Heights, UT 84037

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