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Obituary-Mark Clifford Anderson

5/27/1947-11/12/2011

Mark was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He had deep compassion for veterans and his patriotism for this country never left him, as friends will attest.

We are all truly saddened by Mark’s death. Mark was more than just a friend; he was a pillar of strength for all of us. He brought joy and laughter to everyone with whom he came in contact. Simply said, he was a phenomenal human being. His passing will leave a void in everyone’s lives that had the pleasure of knowing him; however, the joy he brought to all of us will remain deep within our hearts forever. We love you, Mark!

God saw he was getting tired,

And a cure was not to be.

So he put his arms around him,

And whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,

And saw him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly,

We could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

He is now at peaceful rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

There will be a “Celebration of Life” memorial service held Saturday, Dec.10, 2011, at The Buffalo Inn at 5 p.m. Please bring your favorite story about Mark.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to our local Veterans for Veterans fund that is set up at Citizens Bank.

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