In Memory

Brian Anderson

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05/19/13 04:07 PM #1    

Donald Timmerman

Brian Anderson Obituary
BRIAN LEE ANDERSON, 65 RACINE, Wis. - Brian Lee Anderson, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 11, 2011. Born July 19, 1945, in Rockford, Ill., the son of LeRoy and Hervor (Bengston) Anderson. Graduated from Rockford East High School in 1963, and from Murray (Ky.) State University in 1970. Brian taught and coached in Racine for 15 years, then left teaching to start a business. In 1988, he went to work at Johnson International, both in JI Property Management and Johnson Bank, and in 1999, joined S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., where he worked in community leadership until his retirement in 2009. Brian was a very involved and committed member of the Racine community. He was an active member of the Downtown Racine Corp., serving on the board in several capacities; also active in Habitat for Humanity, Racine Zoological Society, St. Andrew Lutheran Church and Racine Interfaith Coalition. Brian served as an alderman in Racine for two terms and was a water commissioner. He was currently a member of Advent Lutheran Church in Madison, where he had agreed to serve on the church council. He enjoyed biking, golfing, photography, playing guitar, being in nature, and playing with his two grandsons. Brian had such a big heart, and spending time with his family and close friends was very important to him. Survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Joyce; daughters, Erica, and Karla (Scott) Schweickhardt; and grandsons, Chance and Jaxon. Predeceased by his parents; and an infant sister. Memorial service at noon Saturday, March 19, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1015 Four Mile Road, Racine, with visitation from 11 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Michael Mueller will preside. Luncheon held after service. Prayer service at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Advent Lutheran Church, 7118 Old Sauk Road, Madison, with the Rev. Jeff Wild presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CDLS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care, 7435 University Ave., 608-831-6761,
Published in Rockford Register Star from March 15 to March 16, 2011

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