Anderberg,Anton K. & Bertha A.

Anderberg, Bertha A, & Anton K.

ANDERBERG –  Anton K. “Tony” Anderberg 59-year old pioneer Homesteader of the district died suddenly in Brooks Hospital on Monday morning, April 15. He recently underwent a major operation and was progressing well before his death.

Prominent in all co-operative activities for many years, he was well known for fair attitude in all contentious questions. He has served several times as president of the Brooks Credit Union and was holding that office at the time of his death. He was elected this spring as delegate to the Alberta Credit Union League for the district between Medicine Hat and Gleichen.

The late Mr. Anderberg was also an active member of Brooks Elks Lodge and served several years as a trustee of the fraternal society.

He was born in Sweden, March 15, 1887, and came to Newfoundland with his parents in 1900, where his father worked as a blacksmith in a foundry for several years. A few years later the family came west to Saskatchewan where they homesteaded until 1908. In that year they settled on homestead land at Lomond and Mr. Anderberg’s father later operated a blacksmith shop at Eyremore.

He was married in 1914 to Miss Berth Annie Paul, whose parents also homesteaded in the Lomond district. To the couple were born two daughters and three sons, all of whom survive him.

Mr, and Mrs. A. K. Anderberg moved to the Brooks district in 1926 and farmed two miles west of town until 1928, when they returned south and farmed at Eyremore. In 1940 they returned to Brooks, where Mr. Anderberg was appointed agent for a farm machine company. He later operated a service station but for the past year has devoted his full time to the farm implement business.

Left to mourn his loss are his widow; two daughters, Annie Witting and DanetteLand; three sons, Lester, Gordon and Don, all of Brooks and district; two brothers, Olaf , of Rainier and Hardy, of Hussar.

Rev. Allan Dixon conducted funeral services at Brooks United Church Thursday afternoon, April 18, at two-thirty. Pallbearers were R McManus, J. Mortensen, T.C. Crawshaw, C. Rasmussen, A. Voladsen and R. Jones.

The Elks Lodge, directed by its Exalted Ruler, A. Nunemaker, conducted graveside services for their late brother.

Interment was made in the Brooks cemetery.

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ANDERBERG – Funeral services were held from Brooks United Church, Wednesday, Feb 1, for Bertha Annie Anderberg, 71, pioneer of this district, who passed away last Saturday in Brooks Hospital. Services were conducted by Rev H. J. Illsey and interment was in Brooks cemetery with Smith Funeral Home in charge.

Pallbearers were R. L. McManus, Al Nunemaker, George Hoadley, Earl Deforrest, Ken Shackleton and Dick Jones.

Mrs. Anderberg came to Lomond in 1909 with her husband, Anton K. Anderberg; in 1926 they moved to this district and in 1940 to the town of Brooks. Her husband predeceased her several years ago.

Surviving are three sons. Lester of Bow City, Gordon and Donald of Brooks; two daughters, Mrs Annie Witting of Brooks and Mrs. Donette Land of Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Smith of Brooks and  Mrs. Ethel McKinnon of Red Deer; one brother, Arthur Paul of Edmonton and twelve grandchildren.

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