Anderson, August – Obituary

Gus Anderson, 65, one of southwest Washington’s best known hop growers, died at his home at Klaber Saturday evening [January 4, 1936].

Mr. Anderson was born in Hallsberg, Sweden, November 4, 1870. He came to the United States in 1893 as a young man and had resided in this section 26 years. For many years he was superintendent of the hop yard of the Herman Klaber Company at Klaber, rated the largest in Washington, and was a real expert in the growing and handling of that crop. Previously he worked at the hop game at Chehalis for Carl Motter 5 years. Mr. Anderson was a member of Chehalis B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1374; also the Red Men.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lora Anderson of Klaber and a son, Gordon Anderson of Seattle. Funeral services were held at Fissell Funeral Home Tuesday forenoon under auspices of the Chehalis Elks. Rev. O. J. Beadles of the Methodist Church officiated.

Burial was in the Winlock Cemetery. There was a large attendance and many floral tributes.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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