Donald Maxwell Anderberg Sr., beloved husband of Mrs. Violet Anderberg of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on August 28th.1996 at the age of 75 years.
Born at Lomond, Alberta on July 29th, 1921 he completed his high school in Brooks and worked for Esso doing seismograph work for two years. Don joined the navy in 1942, training in Edmonton before being posted to the east coast. He was commissioned as a Chief Petty Officer on his 21st birthday and was discharged December 31st, 1945. While in Edmonton he met Violet May Polson and they continued their romance by mail, marrying on January 19th, 1946. They started their married life in Brooks while Don and his brother Gordon went into the John Deere business with their father, expanding to include Sturdy Gas, Moffatt Appliances, grain & hay hauling and a wide variety of other products and services. Don retired in 1966 but worked at many rewarding things, among them being employed at Smith’s Funeral Home. He enjoyed all sports; fishing, hunting and golf were his most ardent passions. He also loved gardening, hated losing at cards and would never turn down a good argument. Over the years he has been involved in numerous organizations and recently received a 50 year pin from the Elks Club of Brooks.
Don was predeceased by his parents Anton and Bertha and by his brother Gordon.
He is survived by his wife Violet and his children Merna (Alan) Anderberg-Jacklin and Donald Maxwell Jr. (Diane Sorge) Anderberg of Pincher Creek; special grandsons Anthony and Patrick Anderberg of Medicine Hat; his brother Lester of Brooks; sisters Annie (Milo) Witting of Calgary and Danette Land of Kamloops as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 31st at 2:00 p.m. from Smith’s Memorial Chapel, a reception followed at the Elks Hall.
If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to the Diabetes Association (Brooks & District) c/o P.O. Box 187, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3.
Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home.
Brooks Bulletin September 04, 1996 Roll 56 Image 1472.