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John Allen Bakkendrup Andersen October 5, 1958 – November 5, 2021

Celebration of Life

63-year-old John Allen Bakkendrup Andersen went to the arms of his Savior on Friday, November 5, 2021. Allen was born in Sierra Madre, California, to John and Jessie Andersen. Sister Denise joined the family two years later and the family settled in Glendora, California.

Allen attended Charter Oak High School and Los Angeles Trade Tech to study carpentry. After apprenticing with his grandfather, Allen started his own contracting business, which changed into building ponds and waterfalls. Most recently, Allen was an electrician at CDCR in Tehachapi. 

Allen loved woodworking, drawing, gardening, travel (especially to see his son), fish and reptiles, and shooting. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and most recently was assistant Cub Master to Pack 135. Allen was known for his story-telling skills which family and friends will remember fondly.

Allen is survived by his wife Carol, their son, Charlie; and granddaughter, Evelyn; his mother, Jessie; sister, Denise; and numerous family and friends.

A celebration service was held Saturday, November 13 at the Tehachapi Church of the Nazarene. Private interment service is pending.

Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. is handling the arrangements. For condolences, please visit http://www.woodmortuary.net. Wood Family Funeral Service requires guests to practice social distancing and face masks/covering are highly recommended.