The Hundred community and surrounding areas are in mourning after the passing of Hundred Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bert Anderson.
Hundred Mayor Charles Goff said Anderson passed away at his home on Saturday afternoon. He was 43.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his new wife of one month, Sharon, also a member of the Hundred VFD,” Goff said.
“He’ll go out with highest honors, full fireman funeral, many expected to pay their condolences as he was well known in the fire world,” he said.
Goff said Anderson began his service at 16.
“This has been his whole life,” he said, adding Anderson was an active member of Hundred VFD for more than 26 years and earned the rank of Chief.
Goff said Anderson was also a member of Grant Town Fire Department and was employed for a long time with Marion County Rescue Squad. He also had worked for Metz Ambulance Service and Wetzel County EMS.