Lyle Murray Anderson, 67, of Otis, Oregon, died unexpectedly from a fall September 7, 2012, at his boat house in Portland, Oregon.
Lyle was born July 26, 1945, and grew up on a dairy farm in Clermont, Iowa. He proudly served in the US Marines Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He enjoyed a long career working for electrical utility companies; first in Iowa and Wisconsin then moving to Oregon where he worked for Pacific Power & Light Company in Lincoln City until he retired.
Never one to sit still, Lyle kept busy in his retirement. In addition to the many ongoing projects at his home in Otis, he acquired his boat, the “Dock Holiday” and boat house that he moored at McCuddy’s Marina where he was an active part of the community life there. He was proud to be a Marine and he had a strong bond with his veteran friends.
Lyle was adventurous and passionate about everything; his family, friends, carpentry, fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, skiing, yachting, vacationing in Mexico and Hawaii, etc. He loved cooking and preparing special dishes. He had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers and vegetables. He had an artistic side as well as evidenced in his landscaping and in his homes. He always brought excitement and interesting conversation into any room!
Lyle is survived by his two children, Shaun Anderson of Portland, Ore., and Tina (Chris) Duffenbach of Trempealeau, Wis. and their mother, Suzie Anderson of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; grandchildren, Taylor, Noah, and Ryann Duffenbach; sisters, Janice (Roger) Torson of Hiawatha, Iowa and Marilyn (Roger) Falb of Elgin, Iowa; and many nephews and nieces.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Jeanette Anderson; a brother, Stanley Anderson; grandparents and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR on Thursday, October 11 at 1 p.m. with a reception at the Broadmoor Golf Course following. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Wapiti Park in Lincoln City, Ore., on Sunday, October 14 from 1 – 4 p.m. Inurnment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Neptune Cremation Service in Portland, is handling the arrangements.