Gerald L Anderson obituary

Gerald L Anderson Obituary

, Michigan, United States

August 04, 1927 - January 04, 2016

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Gerald L Anderson obituary

Gerald L Anderson Obituary

Aug 04, 1927 - Jan 04, 2016

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Gerald L. " Jerry" Anderson 89 , longtime Belding resident and businessowner passed away Friday morning November 4, 2016 in Greenville. Jerrywas born on August 4, 1927 in Belding the son of Walter and Florence(Shears) Anderson. He graduated from Belding High School with the Classof 1945. Following graduation Jerry proudly served his country duringWorld War II serving in the United States Coast Guard. After the war hecame back to Belding and married his lifelong sweet heart; Marian "Chicky"Chickering on January 8, 1949 in Belding.Together they started and owned Anderson Gravel and Excavating. Jerrycreated the catchy slogan used on all of the trucks; "Have gravel willtravel". Everyone recognized the dark green dump trucks with the slogan onthe side. Jerry knew the value of hard work, treating customers fairly,and did a lot of business with a handshake. He instilled that work ethicand values on his children and his sons who carry on the business.He was very active in Belding; being a life member of the BeldingAmerican Legion, a long time member of the Belding VFW, the Belding LionsClub and the Belding-Ionia Masonic Lodge No. 355 F A & M. Jerry enjoyedhunting, fishing, bowling, fast pitch softball and pool time at hishome. Jerry had a big love of family and friends and always enjoyed cardplaying time with the Wednesday night card group. Jerry will be greatlymissed by his family and friends.Jerry is loved and survived by his children; Cindy (Joe) Drysdale , Rick(Lisa) Anderson all of Belding, Mindy (Vernon) Adams of Sheridan, SusanAnderson of Belding, Bud(Kim) Anderson of Greenville, his grandchildren;Kenny Darrow, Brook (Erik) Hansen, April Adams, Vernon Adams Jr., Candy(Dion) Sower, Fredrick(Becky) Straubel, Amanda(Ben) Blasius, Eric(Caitlin) Anderson, Garret Anderson, Megan Anderson, several greatgrandchildren and many friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parentsand wife Marian in 2012.Funeral services will be 11:00 Am Monday at Johnson-Feuerstein funeralHome, Belding with Pastor Ken Harger officiating. Committal prayers willfollow in River Ridge Cemetery, Belding. Military honors will be given atthe cemetery by the joint honor guard of the Belding American Legion andVFW. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Memorialsmay be given to Great Lakes Hospice, Shiloh Community Church or theBelding Freedom Wall. Messages of condolence may also be given at www.jffh.com
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