William Dale Anderson

CHETEK, Wis. – William Dale Anderson, 88, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Chetek, Wis. Bill was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Escanaba, the son of Edith (Ringstrand) and Ole Anderson.

William graduated from Escanaba High School, joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served in World War II. After an honorable discharge, he went on to further his education at the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University and Northwestern University. Bill married Joyce Elaine Dupont on Sept. 7, 1951, in Escanaba. Bill was a talented saxophone player and the vice president of finance for Chicago and North Western Railroad at the time of his retirement December 1987.

He is survived by his children, William (Gail) Anderson Jr., Joel (Mary) Anderson, Susan (Randy) Erickson; seven grandchildren, Ryan Filip, William Anderson, III, Brian Anderson, Amy Joy Anderson, Erika Anderson, Justin Erickson and Tyler Erickson; three great-grandchildren, Natalie Joyce Cole, Addison Filip and Nickolas Anderson. Also survived by one sister, Elaine VanEffen and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the spring, followed by the inurnment at Lake View Cemetery. An announcement will be placed in the newspaper for updated service information at that time. Please view and sign the online guest book at www.burnhamours.com.

Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.