Glen J. Anderson, age 82, of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Wm. S. Middleton V.A. Hospital. Glen was born on April 26, 1930 in Dodgeville to Glenwood and Lorraine (Peterson) Anderson. After graduating from the Dodgeville High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 14, 1948 and retired 22 years later with the rank of Chief Petty Officer on July 18, 1969. He married the former Ivy Edwards of London, England on November 20, 1966. Following retirement, they moved to the Phoenix, AZ area until moving to Madison in May of 2012. Glen was a member of the Cottage Grove American Legion Post #544; Cottage Grove V.F.W. Post #7591; the Fleet Reserve Assoc. and the Cottage Grove Lion’s Club. Glen enjoyed golfing, bowling and was an avid Packer, Badger and Forty-niners fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David and Mark Anderson; a grandson, Joshua Anderson and a brother, Jim Anderson.
Glen is survived by his wife, Ivy of Madison; a daughter, Sondra Gahl of Little Suamico; a son, Michael Anderson of Phoenix, AZ; a stepson, Anthony Beasley of Portsmith, VA; four grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two brothers, Gaylord “Andy” (Leah) Anderson of Soldiers Grove and Bernard “Butch” (Chris) Anderson of Beloit; two sisters, Karen (Richard) Taylor of Beloit and Barbara (David) Grove of Beloit; a sister-in-law, Joy Anderson of Madison as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville with Pastor Steven R. Kottke officiating. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday after 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lion's Club would be appreciated.