Willard E. Anderson, 84, of Maplewood, formerly of Lauderdale, died Dec. 27, 2017.

Willard was a former member of the Lauderdale City Council and served as mayor of Lauderdale. Prior to retirement, Willard and his team of engineers at Honeywell helped make Project Apollo a successful mission to put the first man on the moon.

Willard was preceded in death by his former wife, Frances Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hebert; brothers, Glenn and Daniel Anderson; and sister, Laura Underwood.

Funeral services for Willard were held Jan. 3 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, with burial at Roselawn Cemetery.

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