Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kirk T. Anderson, Sr., 89, of Olathe, Kan. (formerly of Fort Scott, Kan.) passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008 at the Olathe Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at Aberdeen Village on Thursday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Ft. Scott National Cemetery.

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Kirk was born September 10, 1918 to John and Olive Anderson in Butte, Mont., and soon after the family moved back to Fort Scott, where he lived most of his life. He was a 1937 graduate of Fort Scott High School, and attended Fort Scott Jr. College until he enlisted in the service. He was a WWII Army/Air Force Veteran where he recieved honors of Sgt. Pilot, recommended for Silver Star, Dist. Flying Cross w/Oak Leaf Cluster, and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He married Dorothy Jean Konantz in 1944 in Fort Scott, Kan.

Kirk was a manufacturers representative for The Munsingwear Co. retiring in 1988. He continued working in the apparel industry for several years, until his eyesight failed. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the V.F.W. in Fort Scott, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Helen E. Morrison.

He leaves his wife of 63 years Dorothy; children, Mary Jane Purtle of Osage Beach, Mo., K. Tom Anderson, Jr. and his wife Sonia, of Louisburg, Kan., Nancy J. Vesey and her husband Ed, of Olathe, Kan., and Robert E. Anderson of Galveston, Texas; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Kirk enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was involved in many activities during his residence at Aberdeen Village.