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Dale Meredith Anderson

March 28, 1927 - December 23, 2021

Dale Meredith Anderson passed away peacefully on Dec 23, 2021. He was born on March 28, 1927 to Martin and Nora Anderson of Poulsbo. Dale was an only child and grew up in 2 different apartments above the Myreboe Buildings, which his grandfather, H. S. Myreboe built in downtown Poulsbo. He worked at his father’s hardware store while he went to North Kitsap High School where he was a model student playing football and basketball. After graduating, he joined the Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. When he was on leave he was able to tour Europe with some friends. When he was finished with his Military Service, he moved to Seattle and attended the University of Washington, becoming a member of the Theta Xi fraternity and graduating with a Business Degree.

While he was in college, he met the love of his life, Beverly June Parks at a fraternity social. They were married in Seattle on September 22, 1950. He had a desire to become a CPA but along came an opportunity to go into the family Business, Myreboe’s Dry Goods with Uncle Selmer in Poulsbo. Dale and Bev eventually bought out Selmer and changed the name to Anderson’s Dept Store. In 1969 they moved the business to their new location down the street, which they built. Soon after they added another building downtown and opened up a junior clothing business named The Wearhouse which Dale’s 2 sons managed.

In 1992, they retired and became avid RVers. They loved to travel and became very involved with the Good Sam Club. They put a lot of miles on their RV, going all the way to New England twice in one year. One of the highlights of Dale’s life was traveling to Norway with his son Glenn, where he was able to meet relatives and see the farm in Olen where his grandfather H.S. Myreboe was raised in Trondheim where his grandmother Berit Anderson was born and raised.

Dale was also a lifelong member of the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club, where he was able to give back to the community he loved so much. He also was a founding member of the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer for the Poulsbo Fire Department.

His wife, Beverly preceded him in death in 2017, and he is survived by his 2 sons, Craig Anderson of Bremerton and Glenn Anderson (Paula) of Poulsbo, along with 3 grandchildren Melissa Tolman (Chris), Kyle Anderson (Katie) and Kristina Garinger (Ross). He was also blessed with 7 Great Grandchildren.

He spent the last 4 years of his life at Liberty Shores in Poulsbo, where he made many friends. Our family would like to say thank you to all the staff for the wonderful care he received during his time there.

Dale was a positive mentor, family man, businessman and friend to many and will be missed. His memorial service will be held at the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo on March 19th at 2:00pm. An online memorial can be seen at

www.poulsbomortuary.com

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