William Alvin Anderson

Of Lansing, Michigan, born June 30, 1922 in Superior, Wisconsin son of the late Wilbur and Agnetta (Holden) Anderson, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the age of 90. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Irene M. Anderson; their children, Peter (Jean) Anderson and Sandra (Gordon) Jones; four grandchildren, Christopher (Christina) Jones, Melissa (Timothy) Austin, Jennifer (Thomas) Buckley, and Jeremy (Tammy) Anderson; five great grandchildren, Justin (Colette) Jones, Alexander (Jamie) Jones, Grace Buckley, Charlie Buckley, and Remy Anderson; great great granddaughter, Charlize Jones along with 5 nieces and 2 nephews. William was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd H. (Catherine) Anderson and his sister, Gloria Anderson. William served with the U.S. Navy, in the Pacific, during WWII. He was a longtime member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, and Messiah Lutheran Church and was Owner/President of Industrial Maintenance for 33 years, retiring in 1987 and had served as the “Informal Director” of the Skyline Ski Club. Funeral services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Laura B. Gerstl of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in William’s memory, to either Calvary Lutheran Church in Lansing or Messiah Lutheran Church in Roscommon.


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Steve & Dorothy Bakita
July 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He is certainly a major part of many wonderful memories here at Higgins Lake and Colorado. His wisdom, sense of humor and ability to make everyone feel welcome in a group will be sincerely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Irene and the family.

Dick & Jackie Branch
July 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Bill and Irene were a fun couple. We so enjoyed our skiing years together and would never let him know he was pure,”Poetry in Motion” on skiis….

Here we thought it was the National Guard making all the rumblings in the heavens over Higgins Lake….only to find out Bill had arrived at the pearly gates!!

I am sure St. Pete got quite an argument. Or maybe he gave him a hot dog wrapped in his left over pancakes from breakfast that morning.

We loved you Bill, but could NEVER say so.

Love to all the family, a piece of us died today.

Lorraine and Bill Cheek
July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Since first meeting Irene and Bill Anderson thru the Skyline ski group in the early 70’s, we cherish the almost 40 years of friendship that have added so much to our livrs, particularly since the time that we both made Higgins Lake our permanent home. Bill was always the gentleman and his endearing way of calling Irene “Mum” illustrated his
nature. He could tease and play during our good times together that will never be forgotten. We will miss you, Bill

Lorraine and Bill

Delta Retirement Center
July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

We are sorry to hear of Mr. Anderson’s passing. Our thoughts our with Mrs. Anderson and the family.

Cindy (Walin), Gale and Anthony(Garcia) Hammerbacher
July 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Bill and Irene thank you so much for being our Skyline hosts in Colorado and the love you showed all of us at Skyline. You both have been such a large part of Mom & Dads life, we will miss you Bill. Love to you Irene and to your family at this difficult time. God Bless.


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