August 26, 2019

Gordon J. Anderson

Died May 6, 2018


Gordon J. Anderson, 83, of Alger passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City.

He was born May 27, 1934, to Clarence and Dorothea Anderson in Detroit. Gordon married Loraine Charnoske on June 30, 1956, in Detroit. He lived in Alger since 1985, formerly of Redford. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and helped out as an usher. Gordon enjoyed riding motorcycles, bowling, playing baseball, being outdoors and canoeing. He loved spending time with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a very kind-hearted gentleman who loved life.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Loraine Anderson of Alger; children, Lisa Anderson of Alger, Kevin Anderson of Dyer, Ark., Bridget (Jim) Carignan of Howell and Troy (Carrie) Anderson of Smyrna, Tenn.; grandchildren, Christopher, Danielle, Nathan, Zachary, Angela, Daniel, Ryan, Lacey and Rebecca; and great-grandchildren, Bethany, Grady and Ava. Also surviving are brother, Russell (Emily) Anderson of Livonia; and sister, Karen Harper.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Donald Anderson, Kenneth Anderson and Loren Anderson; sister, Marjorie Rysztak; and son-in-law, Daniel Parsell.

A celebration of life Mass will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch at 1 p.m. with visitation prior from 11 a.m. until time of Mass. Father Patrick Maher will officiate. Burial will follow at Alger Cemetery with military honors.


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