Oscar L. Anders, Jr., a loving husband and father, went to be with our Lord on the morning of September 4, 2018. Oscar was born at Memphis, Missouri on September 5, 1931, the son of Oscar L. and Emma Flo (Clifton) Anders. He graduated from Downing High School in 1949. Oscar met the love of his life, Laurene Brown, at the roller skating rink and they were married in 1954 at Akron, Colorado.
Oscar was a farmer, a veteran of the Korean conflict, a handyman extraordinaire, and worked road construction/heavy equipment in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming which led to his career with the Colorado Department of Transportation. He also served on the Sanitation Board of Fountain, Colorado and sold real estate for many years. Oscar was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Laurene Anders; children, Michael (Barbara) Anders, Linda (Bryan) Penfold, Carolyn Anders; grandchildren, Molly (Daniel) Uffelman, Benjamin King Anders, William Penfold, Emily Penfold, and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Madelynne. Also surviving are nephew and nieces including Eugene (Barbara) Winn, Margie McFarland, Sharon (Randy) Johns, and Coleen Farley.
Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; three half-sisters, Jewel Winn, Opal Byrn, Marjorie Vasquez, and one half-brother Wilford “Jake” Anders.
All services will be held at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 South US Highway 85/87 in Fountain, Colorado, www.dignitymemorial.com. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Fountain Valley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 237, Fountain, CO 80817.