STOCKHOLM – Frederick J. Anderson, 96, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 20, 2008, while surrounded by his family, at his home. He was born April 3, 1912, in Stockholm, the second oldest son of John and Alma (Peterson) Anderson. Fred graduated from Stockholm schools, as well as Caribou High School. While attending Caribou, he skied for the Carnival Team. The team went by train to Rumford and won the state championship. He enrolled in the University of Alabama, bought a Model A Ford and drove to Tuscaloosa for the year of 1934-1935. Fred, along with his brother, Fernald, purchased Andersons Store from their father in 1942. Fred then purchased his brother’s part of the store and was sole owner until 1972 when Fernald repurchased the store. He will be remembered for his humming behind the meat counter at the store. He was very active in the community, serving as town treasurer, selectman and fire chief for 22 years. He served in the 111th Maine State Legislature, 1982-1983. He was active in Stockholm Historical Society, where he was treasurer for many years. Fred was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served in many different capacities there, such as the church choir, where he sang bass and was noted for his beautiful voice. Other organizations he belonged to were Anah Temple Shrine, Bangor and Masonic Lodge No. 170, Caribou. He was a founding member of Nordic Lakers and enjoyed snowmobiling as well as riding his ATV, both of which he did until he was 95. He also cross-country skied until he was 94 years old. One of Fred’s favorite outings was an afternoon at the hunting camp Knockout. Fortunately not a lot of deer interrupted the game of chance. Fred had also in later years enjoyed in the company of his best friends, the Investment Club 20. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Bleiler of Aspen, Colo., and Suzy Anderson and her husband, Bob Rankin, of Stockholm; as well as a sister, Vivian Anderson of Stockholm. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Merrita (Dunn) Anderson; a sister, Astrid Sandstrom; and five brothers, Clarence, Fernald, Elwood, Francis and Warren. A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stockholm, with Pastor James Morgan officiating. After the service, a celebration of his life will be held 4-6 p.m. at Eureka Hall. Those who wish may donate in Fred’s memory to Stockholm Cemetery Association, care of John Sjostedt, 364 School St., Stockholm ME 04783. Arrangements in care of Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou. Friends may express their condolences to the family at www.lancastermorgan.com.