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Warren G. Anderson
Warren G. Anderson, 90, of Spooner, formerly of Niagara, passed away at Benedictine Living Center in Spooner on May 28.
Born Jan. 30, 1924 in Marinette, to Harry S. and Carolyn K. (Hansen) Anderson, he was the oldest of five children and grew up in Niagara. He attended Niagara Public School where he was active in sports and worked various jobs in the community. In the summer of 1941, he traveled to Sturgeon Bay to pick cherries where he met his future wife, Fern Johnson. He joined the United States Navy in 1943 and spent time in Idaho, New York, San Francisco, Guam and Pearl Harbor and enjoyed sharing stories of the Navy time with family and friends.
On April 7, 1946, he married Fern Johnson in Mason and they were married for 68 years. The couple moved to Niagara where he began a career at the Niagara Paper Mill and they were blessed with three children; Jim, Doug and Roxann. Being a ski jumper, hockey goalie, golfer, softball player and outstanding football player, his love for sports was present. He golfed throughout his life with friends and family and was a Green Bay Packer season ticket holder for over 50 years. He took many nephews, nieces and neighbor kids to their first Packer game, of which he was proud to do. He was a sport enthusiast, attending Super Bowl II, the Final Four in Seattle, the World Series in Minneapolis, professional golf tournaments in Minnesota and Florida and traveled to watch his grandchildren participate in their sporting events. He was not only a Packer fan but also a diehard Cubs fan. He loved his church and served it in many ways throughout his life. The couple moved to Spooner in 2008 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Fern; two sons, Jim (Teresa) Anderson, of Spooner and Doug (Kathy) Anderson, of Superior; a daughter, Roxann (Mark) Nelson, of Osceola; seven grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Pultz and Nyna (Jim) Hendricks, of Niagara and Karen (Jim) Faucett, of Green Bay; many nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Carolyn Anderson; a sister, Beverly (Anderson) Rosenow and other brothers and sisters-in law.
A gathering of friends and family was held at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner on Monday, June 9, from 5 p.m. until time of A Celebration of Life Service at 7 p.m. A second gathering will be held at the Riverside Methodist Church in Niagara on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Niagara cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given to his churches and other organizations.