Wallace A. “Wally” Anderson
WAUNAKEE, Wis. — Wallace A. “Wally” Anderson, age 87, of Waunakee, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on Nov. 13, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Andrew and Ethel Anderson. Wally served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He married Mary (Johnson) Anderson on Sept. 18, 1953, in Little Rock, Ark. Wally worked as an electrician and retired from Cooper Power. He loved the Lord and had a servant’s heart. Wally loved to help others in any way he could, from connecting foreign missionaries with their children in the states via shortwave radio to a simple act of kindness, like hanging pictures for a neighbor. He enjoyed his family and friends and was always planning trips to visit with them.
Wally is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Bob (Robin) Anderson; daughter, Karen (Jeff) Christopher; grandchildren, Kerry (Eric) Friedrichsohn, Kathleen Christopher, Emily Christopher and Nathan Christopher; great-grandchildren, Emery Frey, Samantha Friedrichsohn, Tristan Friedrichsohn and Destiny Myers Frey; sisters, Lois Smith and Helen Cummins; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Judy Dawson; grandson, Andrew Frey; twin brother, Walter Anderson; and sister, Aurora Denney.
Funeral services will be held at DOOR CREEK CHURCH, 6602 Dominion Dr., Madison at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, with the Rev. Bob Goodsell presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Burial will be held at Union Cemetery of Vienna at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Tribes Mission, www.ntm.org. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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