Lyle Andersen

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May 13, 1940 - March 28 2010

Lyle Andersen passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010, after a short battle with cancer. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend to so many. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elsie; daughter, Shannon Sperber; sons, Don and Duke Andersen; grandsons, Konrad and Logan Sperber, Max and Josh Andersen; mother, Mabelle; sisters, Bonnie Zeller, Maizie Razey; brothers, Ross and Lee Andersen; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and surrogate children that he helped raise and care for. He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie and brother, Rodney.

He was born in Elgin, N.D., the family moved to Walla Walla in 1955, then Hermiston area where he attended high school, graduating in 1958. He served from December 1961 until April 1966 in the U.S. Navy. After finishing Storekeepers School in San Diego he boarded the U.S.S. Prairie AD-15 where he remained until being honorably discharged as a storekeeper 3rd class petty officer. He then returned to Walla Walla and in 1968 met and married Elsie Brown.

He was a very caring, loving, giving and hardworking man. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. May you rest in peace in the kingdom of heaven that you so believed in.


The lord is my shepherd I shall not want
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me besides still waters
He restores my soul
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His names sake
Even though I walk through the valley of death. I fear no evil.
For you are with me your rod and your staff , they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers and cards, letters and donations to offset medical and funeral costs can be sent to Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. 99362.

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