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Edward Lewis Anderson

Edward Lewis Anderson, age 84, of Burbank, Calif., died July 3, 2007, from Parkinson's disease. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Superior, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Anderson and resided there during the 1920s, 30s and early 1940s with his parents...

Edward Lewis Anderson, age 84, of Burbank, Calif., died July 3, 2007, from Parkinson's disease.

He was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Superior, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Anderson and resided there during the 1920s, 30s and early 1940s with his parents and sister Marian at 2002 Wyoming Ave.

He attended Peter Cooper Elementary School, Superior Central High School (Class of 1941), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In school, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 10, The Superior Boy Scout Drum and Bugle Corps, DeMolay, Central High School Hi-Y and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

At Central High, he organized the Eddie Anderson Dixieland Band, featuring Ed on the trombone, Rod Campbell on the piano, Jimmy Thompson on the trumpet, Warnie Johnson on the drums and Freddie Mueller on the saxophone.

His summers were spent at his folks' cabin at Winneboujou, Wis., where he grew to enjoy and appreciate both the Brule River and the Little Brule.

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In the 1940s and early 1950s, he played music professionally, traveling out of New York City, played the trombone and arranged music for the big bands of that era, namely, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Gray, Billy Butterfield, Skitch Henderson and others. Mr. Brinley Shaw, Superior Central High music teacher and band director, regarded Ed Anderson as one of the finest musicians that Brin had ever taught.

During the 1950s, he joined North American and Lockheed as a design engineer and had structural design responsibilities for futuristic aircraft such as the Stealth Bomber. He retired from Lockheed in 1982.

Ed and his wife Dottie enjoyed 54 years of married life. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son, Robert (Suzie) Anderson of Ventura, Calif., daughter, Janet (Mark) Warriner of Oxnard, Calif.; and daughter, Susan LaVelle of Ojai, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Faith Chapel, Los Angeles, Calif., at 4 p.m. Saturday. Expressions of sympathy and remembrance can be received at his residence at 617 N. Catalina Ave., Burbank, CA 91505.

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