Thursday, January 20, 2011

Donald Bruce Anderson

Donald B. Anderson, 84, passed away on January 20, 2011, at Linden Grove Nursing Home in New Berlin.

Donald was born in Racine to the late Andrew and Mary (nee: Weiss) Anderson on July 2, 1926. On August 7, 1948, he was united in marriage to Louise Anderson, who preceded him in death in 2003.

Donald served his country in the Navy during World War II where he was stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa. After the War, he was employed as a mechanic. Donald was best known for being a handyman who always had the right tool to complete any task. He was a proud member of the Navy Seabees and Boy Scouts. Always warm, friendly and social, Donald loved his family and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren. At times he could also be known for his story telling, especially those about his childhood and his days in the service.

He is survived by his children, Larry (Carol) Anderson, Barb (Bob) Anderson and David Anderson; five grandchildren, Carrie (Dean), Steve, Kai (Luann), Rachael (Erica), and Kristy (Ken); eight great-grandchildren; and his niece, Carol (Emil) Panyk. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Louise; and two brothers, Bill Anderson and Bob Anderson.

Memorial services for Donald will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 9 a.m.

Memorials in honor of Donald may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

1 comment:

stephq88 said...

It Was a pleasure to take care of Donald while he was at Linden Grove in New Berlin. He ALWAYS knew how to make everyone smile. he was a wonderful man who was a pleasure to talk to. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Just remember hes with us everyday looking down on his family who he loved so much. Stephanie unit b Nights Cna