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3/13/2017 9:57:00 AM
Charles Clyde Anderson
Charles Clyde Anderson
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Charles Clyde Anderson

Dr. Charles Clyde Anderson, 88, of Harbor Springs, died March 11, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Clyde was born October 10, 1928, in Moline, IL., the son of Charles and Ernestine Ruth (Savage) Anderson. He grew up in East Moline and attended school at University of Iowa where he obtained a Bachelor's in 1950 and University of Illinois for his Medical Degree in 1954.

Clyde served in the United States Navy on active duty from 1956-1958 and in the reserves from 1959-1982.

On August 22, 1959, he married Shirley Ann Smith at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs.

Clyde and his medical partner, Eric Peterson, founded Medical Arts Associates in Moline in 1960. He served as President of the Illinois Lung Association. He also served for many years as Medical Director for Modern Woodmen of America in Rock Island, IL.

Clyde treasured his friends and roots from growing up in East Moline, especially the boys of Camp Hauberg, a YMCA camp, where he was a leader. Clyde took great interest in the Scottish history of his Anderson family name, and helped trace its beginnings to Rockaway, NJ., and Stirlingshire, in Scotland. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club. He played trumpet in the Harbor Springs Community Band. Clyde was a member of the Five Mile Creek Community Association, The First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Moline Consistory, Kaaba Shrine in Davenport, IA., and the AF&AM; the East Moline Lodge 969 and the Harbor Springs Lodge 319. After decades of serving others with his medical talents in the Quad Cities, he and wife, Shirley, were able to enjoy many years of blessing at their Five Mile Creek home.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Shirley Anderson of Harbor Springs; his daughter, Elizabeth Marie (Ken) Burnett of Seattle, Washington; sons, James Charles (Jody) Anderson of College Grove, Tennessee and Douglas King (Marianne) Anderson of Arlington Heights, Illinois; and by his grandchildren, Payton Marie Burnett, Madison Grace Burnett, Katherine Grace Anderson, Nicole Elizabeth Anderson, Natalie Rose Anderson and Michael Patrick Anderson.

There will be a funeral service at The First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Kip Murphy will officiate.

The Anderson family suggests memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, or your area Shriner's Hospital.

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