Clifton Anderson, 75, of Walhalla, ND passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at his home. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Walhalla Assembly of God Church in Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, February 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Celebration of Life service at the church.
Clifton “Clif” Anderson was born September 25, 1947 in Dickinson, ND to Clarence and Anna (Lovine) Anderson. He grew up in New England, ND and graduated from the high school there. Clif attended Dickinson State College and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education. Clif and Cheryl (Reiner) met while attending Dickinson State and were married on July 26, 1969.
Clif held high school science, math, and driver education teaching positions in three North Dakota towns: South Heart, Linton, and Walhalla. He taught through most of the 1970s before leaving that profession. He then held several science-related jobs including ones at the local ethanol plant, Simplot, and the Cavalier Air Force Station as a civilian. He also did draft work for Mispa Manufacturing and helped build grain bins in the Walhalla area. Clif retired in October of 2011. He was active in the community distributing commodities and serving on the Pembilier Nursing Center board, Cavalier housing board, Ministerial Association of Walhalla (treasurer), as a Gideon, as a deacon, song leader, and Sunday School teacher in his church. Clif enjoyed road trips, visiting with family and friends, playing rook, fishing with his siblings, and helping others. Children were always a delight to Clif and they in turn enjoyed his playfulness. He and Cheryl served together in church ministry throughout their marriage. Clif led community Bible studies and he and Cheryl enjoyed ministering at three nursing homes. Clif touched many lives with his big smile, songbird whistling, and his strong Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children: Chad (Angela) Anderson, Cami (Tim) Downer, Cody (Denise) Anderson, and Cullen (Amy) Anderson; grandchildren: Rose Anderson, Michael Anderson, Daisy Anderson, Steaphan (Meg) Downer, Callie Anderson, Harmony Downer,
Brittany Anderson, Nathanial Anderson, Cassandra Anderson, Tabitha Anderson, Anthony Neglia, Noah Neglia, Darian (Abe) Murillo; great-grandchildren: Lenann Downer, Stella Neglia, Adrian Murillo, Addison Murillo; siblings: Gil (Ann) Anderson, Sue (David) McKinley, Roger (Judy) Anderson, Linda Reish, Harlen Anderson, Arlene (Vern) Retzlaff, Gale (Diane) Anderson Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Lillian Schraeder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Gideons International.