Obit: Anderson, Gerald (1926 - 2003)

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----Source: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Gerald Anderson

Gerald "Jerry" 'Andy' W. Anderson, 77, West Salem, formerly of Neillsville, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the Mulders Health Care Facility, West Salem. A 1 p.m. visitation will precede a 2 p.m. funeral service, Friday, Nov. 21, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.

Gerald Anderson was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Neillsville, to Victor and Lottie (nee Helwig) Anderson. After his schooling, he served in World War II as an Air Force gunner. Most of his life he was self-employed. He was a feeder-pig dealer, a Christmas tree grower (even delivered one of his trees to the White House), nightclub owner, and realtor in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Florida. His last job was as an RV salesman in West Salem. His interests included fishing, hunting, and golf. He spent countless hours on the golf course having fun and doing business. For the past eight years he was disabled due to complications following heart surgery.

Survivors include three daughters, Vicky Anderson, Chippewa Falls, Judy (Greg) Sommerfield, Chippewa Falls, and Sheila (Tom) Haller, La Crosse; one son, Jerry Anderson, Jr., Mindoro; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepson, Jeffrey Patterson.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Lottie Anderson; his father, Victor Anderson; and his brother, Donald Anderson.

Arrangements were pending with the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press

Gerald "Jerry" 'Andy' W. Anderson

Jerry Anderson, age 77, West Salem, formerly of Neillsville, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the Mulders Health Care Facility, West Salem.

Gerald Anderson was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Neillsville, the son of Victor and Lottie (nee Helwig) Anderson. After his schooling, he served in World War II as an Air Force gunner.

Gerald was one-of-a-kind and lived a colorful life. Most of his life he was self-employed. He was a feeder-pig dealer, a Christmas tree grower (even delivered one of his trees to the White House), nightclub owner, and realtor in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Florida. His last job was as an RV salesman in West Salem.

He loved fishing and hunting, but his great love was golf. He spent countless hours on the golf course having fun and doing business.

For the past eight years Jerry was disabled due to complications following heart surgery. He showed great courage while living in pain each day. Jerry and Jerry, Jr. took care of each other during those years. His family will miss him.

A memorial service for Jerry will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Visitation time will be from 1:00 until 2 p.m.

He is survived by three daughters, Vicky Anderson, Chippewa Falls, Judy (Greg) Sommerfield, Chippewa Falls, and Sheila (Tom) Haller, La Crosse; one son, Jerry Anderson, Jr., Mindoro; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepson, Jeffrey Patterson.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Lottie Anderson; his father, Victor Anderson; and his brother, Donald Anderson.

Arrangements were pending with the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.

 

 


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