Alden W. Anderson
Paid Obituary 94651
Alden W. Anderson, 91, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Mount View Care Center, Lakeview Heights in Wausau. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens. Rev. Mark Schwalenberg officiated. Visitation was on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services all at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hamburg. For everyone’s safety, masks and social distancing were required. The services were live streamed for later viewing on the Peterson/Kraemer website.
Alden was born June 14, 1929, in Longwood, son of the late Alden J. and Margaret (Wester) Anderson. On Aug. 4, 1951, he married Alvera Jasmer at St. John Lutheran Church in Withee. She preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2014.
Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, playing cards and dice, watching the Packers, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a barber in Tacoma, Wash., Vista, Calif. and also at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Oceanside, Calif. After returning to Wisconsin, he worked in Milwaukee and also in Wausau, where he retired from Wausau Steel Corporation.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a chief medical aidman in the Korean War. In April 2016, he was honored for his service when he traveled with his son, Rick, to Washington, DC, on the Honor Flight.
Survivors include his four children, Gail (Martin) Wiese of Athens, Susan (Charles) Schellin of Stevens Point, Nancy (Darold) Kretschmer of Wausau, Rickey (Kathy) Anderson of Athens; seven grandchildren, Brian Wiese, Heather (Dustin) Smith, Melinda (Aaron) Frick, Amy (Michael) Kieliszewski, Charles (Amy) Schellin, Connie (Terry) Plante, and Katie Kretschmer; nine great-grandchildren, Jeremy Heqet, Alicia and Jacob Kieliszewski, Logan Frick, Matthew and Ethan Schellin, Cody and Samantha Plante, and Christopher Maki; two step-great-grandchildren, Jenessa and Lexi Smith; one brother, Rasmus Anderson of Willowick, Iowa; and four sisters, Dorthy Jasmer of Withee, Helen Olson of New Berlin, Mary Turnquist of Waukesha and Donna Dunow of Kenosha; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Maurice, Norman, Bert, Kenneth and Gerald; and one sister, Joyce Arndt.
Alden’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lakeview Heights for the loving care given to Dad. You treated him with dignity, respect, love, and kindness. He loved all of you as much as you loved him. We are eternally grateful to all of you for taking such good care of him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Elm St., Athens, WI 54411 or the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, 225780 Rib Mountain Dr. #234, Wausau, WI 54401.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer. com.
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