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Herbert E. Andersen, Jr.

Born September 9, 1935

Herbert E. Andersen, Jr., age 80, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Born in Trenton, NJ on September 9, 1935, Herb was the son of the late Herbert E. Andersen, Sr. and Ann Margaret (Fink) Andersen.  A graduate of Archmere Academy, he was a standout student athlete who excelled at all sports.  Herb made his career as an insurance agent with State Farm, serving area residents for over 52 years.

Active in his community, he volunteered his time as a youth baseball coach with the Babe Ruth Baseball League and the Wilmington Little League for many years.  Herb was a champion tennis player and enjoyed the many hours he spent at the Rodney Street courts in his youth.  In his leisure time, he looked forward to a good round of golf with friends.  Herb was a 45 year member of the Cavaliers Country Club where he made many happy memories.  He was also an avid poker player and enjoyed horse racing at Delaware Park.  A man of strong faith, he was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. John the Beloved Church.  Above all else, Herb adored spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.  He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Herb was preceded in death by his twin sister, Kathleen Dunkelburger and his great niece, Sarah.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Ingrid R. Andersen; children, Deborah A. Aiken (George) of Newark, DE, Herbert E. Andersen III (Donna) of New Castle, DE, Michael D. Andersen of Newark, DE, Elizabeth A. Reel (Daniel) of Bear, DE and Paulina Lijivetzky of Chile, South America; grandchildren, Jaime, Diane, Daniel, Molly, Nicole, Tara, Sophia, Jonathan and Justin; great grandchildren, Matthew, Isabella, Maria, Chance and Mason; niece, Ann Fisher; and great niece, Emily.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 9, 2016, at St. John the Beloved R.C. Church, 907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park, Wilmington, DE, where a visitation will be held from 9 am until 11 am.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Herb’s memory may be made to A Door of Hope, 3407 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to the Sunday Breakfast Mission P.O. Box 352 Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  • I’m very sorry..about his passing.. I wish condolences to the family..my ant ingrid. I meet..him many years…ago…I meet.him in a kareoke bar..with ingrid..and since then he alway was a nice…cristian person…gentleman ..always…I know..god have him in heaven…now..and away from pain…he was a placer to meet you.my dear herber..blessings

  • We are so deeply saddened to learn of Herb’s passing. We quickly became good golf friends at Cavaliers where he was an avid supporter and golfer. He always had a kind thing to say and was such a positive influence on us. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of his family. He will be sorely missed.

    Dottie and Rich Farmer–Reynolds Lake Oconee–Greensboro, GA

  • We will keep Herbie in our prayers. A friend from St. John the Beloved.

    Ed & Rose Marie Morris.
    Rotonda West, Fl .

  • Prayers sent to you Herbie and to your family. Another Angel in Heaven to watch over you all…..

  • Herbie and Michael….
    So very sorry for your loss.
    May your memories bring you peace during this time.
    Peace, love and blessings to you and our families.

    Lisa Roberts

  • Herb was a wonderful person and a good friend to both George and me. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • Nicole,

    I’m very sorry and sad to hear about the passing of your grandfather.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you or your family.

  • To Ingrid Andersen And families- We are all sending our loving thoughts, prayers and our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Herb was a wonderful person and a good friend.He will always be remembered in spirit and in our hearts.
    Love,
    Mariana laws,Paulina and Victoria Azocar .

  • My deepest sympathy to the family, we will. Miss you Helbert, R.I.P. In the Lord arms.

  • We just found out that Herb passed away last month. We will keep the family in our prayers at this sad time. He will be missed by all of us at State Farm.