Jergen K. Anderson, 74, Purple Heart Recipient, Army Veteran, & Medical Engineer

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NATICK – Jergen K. “Jay” Anderson, a 42-year resident of Natick, died on May 16, 2021.

He was born July 8, 1946 in Wiesbaden, Germany to the late Andrew and Olga (Kubay) Anderson.  

He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Carol (Nelson) Anderson, and loving father to Mark Anderson of Sarasota, Florida. 

Growing up in a military family brought Jay to many places as he grew up. His most fondly remembered was Anchorage, Alaska where he attended high school and one year of college, before being drafted.

He proudly served 5 years in the Army, attaining the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He served two tours in Vietnam, was awarded numerous commendations and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Following his discharge, he returned to college, graduating from UMass Amherst with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management. Later, he attended technical school and spent much of his career as a medical engineer.

Jay was a humble and kind man, always putting family and friends before himself. Jay was an avid reader. He loved to kayak, bike, and fish with his son and friends, and in recent years, took long daily walks with Carol. He would often be found working in his yard or helping neighbors in theirs.

A devoted husband and father, the greatest joy of his life was his son, Mark, who he loved beyond words, and with whom he shared many sporting, fishing, and canoeing adventures. He will be missed by many and loved forever.

Besides his wife and son, Jay is survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara DiCicco, of North Port, FL and her family and his wife’s uncle, David Nelson, and his wife, Daryl Mark, of Wayland.

A private service will be held in Bourne, MA at Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date.  

Donations may be made in his memory to Friends of the Morse Institute Library, 14 E Central St. Natick, MA 01760 , https://www.morsefriends.org/ or the Alzheimer’s Association , https://www.alz.org/.

Jay would also want you to find a pond or stream and go fishing with family or friends.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home in Framingham.

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