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Obituary: Monte Van Andersen

Monte Van Andersen We'll Miss You, Dad Our loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend, Monte Van Andersen, passed away November 12, 2005 from complications at the LDS Hospital due to a recent illness. Dad was born October 13, 1923 in Monroe, Utah to A. Linden and Ruth Ann Romine Andersen. He married his beloved sweetheart, Nadine Sorenson, Sept. 17, 1948 in the Manti Temple. They were blessed with four children, Kent (Lynda) Andersen, Jill Andersen, Bill (Debbie Welch) Andersen, Linda (Jeff) Mellen. Dad worked for Mountain Bell for 34 years, retiring in 1984. He then worked part-time for Second-Hand Bell. He and Mom enjoyed being "snowbirds" in St. George every winter. Dad was so proud of his family, his heritage and his country. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. A member of the LDS Church, he served in many callings, and enjoyed working as athletic director with the youth. Dad taught his family by example, always willing to help those in need, to love and respect the outdoors; we enjoyed many camping, hunting, and wood-gathering trips together. Dad also taught his family to be honest, dependable, loving, and he was so proud of the legacy he is leaving behind. We are so proud of our dad, he will leave a huge void in our lives but our hearts will be filled with the unconditional love he gave to each one of us. He is survived by his devoted wife, Nadine, married 57 years; four children and spouses; grandchildren, Chad (Rachael) Andersen, Brooke (Steve) Lee, Kimberly Andersen, Dalton Andersen, Jake Mellen, and Jami Mellen; two great-grandchildren, Gentrie and Daxten Andersen; one great-grandchild Dad will be sending down. He is also survived by his brothers, Dee (Renee) Andersen, La-Mar (Jane) Andersen; and brother-in-law, LaVell (Renee) Lott. His parents; sisters, Monida Asay and Dorothy Lott; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Andersen, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 12 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Dr. where friends may call Tuesday 10-11:45 a.m. Interment will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.