Age 86, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Merlee (Vaughan) Anderson. Merle was born January 7, 1929, in Sullivan, IN, the only child of Charles and Maxine (Rusk) Anderson. He served as a U.S. Marine; retired from the U.S. Army reserves attaining the rank of major; and after 33 years with the City of Lansing Fire Department, he retired as Deputy Fire Chief.

He is survived by 4 children: Gayle (Gerald) Hulbert, Donald (Mary) Anderson, James (Melody) Anderson and Edward (Julie) Anderson, and loved being a grandfather to his 7 grandchildren Sharla, Andrew, Brian, Jennifer, Allen, Scott and Karen and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive family and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Faith United Methodist Church or to Sparrow Hospice Services in his honor.

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10 Messages to “Merle V. Anderson”

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    Dottie Ritter Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. You have my deepest sympathy.

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    Valorie Underwood Says:

    It has and is an honor to have known Merle, and Merlee and their kiddos. Thank you for letting my sister and I into your family. Love, hugs and prayers for you all.

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    Kathleen Vaughan Says:

    So many beautiful memories you and Merlee gave me to reflect on. I will always cherish those times we spent together. You held a “special” place in my heart and you will never be forgotten. You always made me feel like “family”; thank you for that. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. God Bless each of you; you have my love and deepest sympathy.

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    John Doebler Says:

    He is the great grandfather to my son Duncan. I am honored to have known him and he will be missed. We will see you again and God bless

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    Tracie and Jean Helton Says:

    Don and Mary,
    So sorry for your loss. His pain is now gone and he is happy and carefree.

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