James Clarence Anderson, age 79, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home in Escanaba. He was born May 26, 1940 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Clarence T. and Elsie M. (Touri) Anderson. Jim graduated from Escanaba High School in 1958 and then went on to serve in the U.S. Army from October 9, 1958 until he was honorably discharged on October 4, 1960. He married the former Judith Aune on October 5, 1963 at Christ the King Lutheran Church Chapel in Escanaba. Together they shared 56 years of marriage and raised three children.
Jim was employed as a pulp mill operator at Mead Paper Company in Escanaba from 1962 until his retirement in 1997. Jim was a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and served on the church council for many years as the treasurer. He enjoyed going to car shows all over the United States and was a member of the North East Wisconsin Corvair Club. Jim also enjoyed all physical activities such as walking, skiing, biking, and hiking.
James Clarence Anderson is survived by wife, Judy; daughters, Kristen (Dave) DeVet of Gladstone and Lori (Chuck) Aho of Toivola, MI; son Steven Anderson of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren, Josh DeVet, Carly DeVet, and Evan Ganiere-Anderson; sister, Janet (Clifford) Olsson of Gladstone and Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Bero and Marilyn Garlick.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of James Clarence Anderson will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Escanaba with Rev. Tom Otis officiating. A luncheon will be served afterward in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
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