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Official Obituary of

Richard Raymond Anderson

May 23, 1938 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Richard Anderson Obituary

Richard Raymond Anderson, age 85, of Escanaba passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at the home of his daughter. He was born May 23, 1938 in Calumet, MI and was the daughter of Peter and Wilma (Souminen) Anderson. Richard graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1956 and then sailed on the Great Lakes serving as a fireman on the ore boats. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from October 28, 1962, until he was honorably discharged on November 14, 1967. Richard Anderson married the former Rita M. Reed on February 9, 1962 in Calumet and she preceded him in death on June 13, 1997. Richard and Rita moved to Escanaba in 1969 and the couple raised three daughters Brenda, Kim, and Gail. Richard was employed at Harnishfeger Corporation in Escanaba and later working at Mead Paper Company, as a pipe fitter, until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Escanaba Amvets, Ford River Lions Club and the L’Ance Eagles Club. He enjoyed playing cards, telling stories, camping, fishing, hunting, and going to his camp in Nisula, MI – “Camp Nuttin”.

Richard is survived by daughters Brenda Chouinard of Riverland and Kim Carlson of Wells; son in law, Jay Anderson of Green Bay; eleven grandchildren, Mark Chouinard, Richard Chouinard, Matthew Chouinard, Kyle Chouinard, Nicole Kempsell, Simon Chouinard, Kasey Demers  Courtney Lefleur , Brody Carlson Amanda Mogusar  and Lucas Anderson; twenty two great grandchildren; brothers Harold “Spike” (Lois) Anderson of Green Bay, WI and Arthur (Lois) Anderson of L’Anse, MI, sister Florence (John) Lewis of Saginaw, MI and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by daughter Gail, son in laws Daniel Chouinard and Timothy Carlson, brothers Elmer and Roger Anderson and sisters Leona Anderson and Beatrice Wilhem.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veteran’s services being assisted by the United States Army National Guard will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services celebrating the life of Richard Anderson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Cochrane officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services in the Ludington Room, located at the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery.

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February 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Anderson Funeral Homes
2200 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829


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