Judge Dies After Retiring

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) A 66-year-old former central Kansas judge has died less than a month after he resigned his position so he could focus on his health.

Carl B. Anderson died Thursday and will have a memorial service Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lindsborg.

The Hutchinson News reports Anderson was a double-amputee who has been a diabetic since he was 2. He said before his Jan. 12 retirement that he hoped to get stronger so he could wear prostheses and walk, instead of relying on an electric wheelchair.

He served as a 9th Judicial District judge since 1977. Before that he served in western Kansas as Haskell County attorney and Sublette city attorney.

He is survived by his wife, Becky; two grown children, Megan and Michael; and three grandchildren.