Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Willie “Ändy” Franklin Anderson

Born: 1/06/1931

Died: 9/24/2012

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Willie “Andy” Franklin Anderson of San Pablo, Calif., passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2012. He was born on Jan. 6, 1931, in Antlers, and moved to San Pablo, with his parents when he was 10 years old. He was half Choctaw and was proud of his Native American heritage. He enlisted in the army at the age of 16 and fought valiantly in the Korean War and when he came home, married the love of his life, Anna Lou (Wolf) Anderson. He worked many jobs, such as a police officer, an insurance agent and a refinery operator before retiring from the OCAW union. He enjoyed traveling and camping, but most of all he enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; son Robert Prast; brothers, Jack Anderson and John Davis; sisters, Cecil (Davis) Schreckengost and Marilyn (Davis) Prast; and his parents, Frank Anderson and Anthe Margaret Anderson Davis.

He is survived by his brother, Wilson Anderson; sisters, Margrete (Anderson) Knight and Mildred (Anderson) Voshall; sons, Willie Franklin Anderson Jr., and Blake Anderson; daughters, Victoria (Anderson) Tate, Tracy (Anderson) Rae, Alicia (Anderson) Sorvetti, Lisa Davis-Hernandez and Loveta Prast; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.