Nov. 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Ellsworth H. Anderson, 91, of New Lisbon and formerly of West Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at Close to Home in Tomah. He was born December 26, 1925 to Adolph and Sylvia (Hansen) Anderson in Tomah.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1945 until 1947. He worked with construction equipment from 1947 until 1950. In November of 1950 he began his career at Gehl’s in West Bend on the evening shift until his retirement in 1990. He also drove school bus and cement truck part-time for 16 years.
He was united in marriage to Lois H. Dickman on September 3, 1949 in West Bend. She preceded him in death on October 18, 1996. Ellsworth moved to New Lisbon in 1998 and lived with his brother Raymond. He enjoyed going to the casino; he also enjoyed listening and dancing to polka and country music.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Jean) Anderson of Henderson, NV and Jerry Anderson of Oakfield, WI, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, and 5 brothers.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the Holy Angels Cemetery, West Bend with Military Honors.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Schmidt Funeral Home, 629 Cedar St., West Bend,