John Russell Anderson

Age 56, of East Lansing, Michigan, passed on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in Lansing, Michigan after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born December 14, 1957, in Lansing, Michigan.

After graduating from Holt High School, he became a vehicle painter and ultimately spent many years in employment at AIS Construction in Lansing.

John was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and excelled at reconstruction of recreational vehicles and automobiles. He enjoyed building anything for his family and friends, volunteering with his church, gardening, and competing with his siblings with his outdoor Christmas displays.  He was devoted to his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, James R. Anderson (1972).  He is survived by his daughter April and her fiancé, Vince Flores; his daughter, Amanda; his son, Colton, and his fiancée, Alianny Perez; his son, Brandon Earegood; his grandchildren, Izayik, Alonika, Antonie’o, John, Isabel, Jacoby; his mother, Theresa (Edward) Schubert; brothers, David (Nancy), Russell (Diane), Chris, Jim and Tim; sister, Kim (David Peck); numerous dear nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins; and Childrens’ Mothers and special friends, Molly Ramos and Teresa Anderson.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow at Union Home Cemetery in Maple Rapids, Michigan. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Steve Earegood
December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

Always a friend …R.I.P

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Mary Wolf
December 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

Thank you for the friendship you shared with my son Nick Wolf..GOD will shine on you.

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Cristina Tamlyn
December 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

You were more than a friend. You were family. A great mentor to many. You were always there when I needed you most. When I needed a shoulder to cry on or an ear for listening, you were there. Thank you for being the wonderful person you have always been. God bless you, and may you rest in peace.

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Molly Ramos
December 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

john, thank you so much for leaving me behind with two beautiful daughters and three lovely grandkids! You will be missed terribly.

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Kyle Anderson
December 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

To this day you were my favorite uncle thanks for all the great times and life lessons you taught me, you wil never be forgotten rest in peace Uncle John.

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Marlee Anderson
December 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

i will miss that beautiful smile and the joy you have as soon as you see us, thank you for being the most loving uncle ever, rest easy and see you next time uncle John, I love you xo

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