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Bruce W. Anderson

January 6, 1945 ~ November 22, 2014 (age 69)

Bruce Wayne Anderson was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI to Winfield and Berniece Anderson of Sister Bay on January 6, 1945.He passed away at home on November 22, 2014 from colon cancer. Living at the family business of Little Sister Resort resulted in an idyllic childhood. As an only child, summers were spent in water related activities accompanied by a pack of cousins, more like siblings, plus area friends. Bruce was a graduate of Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek, WI and UW Oshkosh. Much of his working life was spent as an electrician, doing installations, and repairing appliances. Bruce married Barbara Kirsten Hansen of Ellison Bay on January 20, 1968. Bruce was an army veteran, serving two years primarily in Hohenfels, Germany.

Bruce's interests included soccer (coaching and officiating), reading, crossword puzzles, singing, sports (especially Big 10 and Packers), friends, family, and growing facial hair. Also important was his faith in God and the support and love from his church family. A sense of humor permeated his life. Bruce was fond of informing small children that as his name was Bruce Wayne, he was actually Batman. Also, small children in public behaved well, thinking that bearded Bruce was really Santa. Some even told "Santa" their Christmas wishes.

As proud as Bruce was of his three children, he relished the role of "grandpa to his three grandsons. Teasing them would make him grin from ear to ear.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Lydia, and deeply loved grandson, Damon. Bruce is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara, daughters Kirsten (Derek) Dykstra, Nissa (Richard) Norton, son Grant (Liz) Anderson, and grandsons Dane Dykstra and Soren Anderson, plus many cousins, family, and friends.

Memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay on December 13, 2014. Visitation will be at 10 am followed by a service at 11 am. Pastor Chris Leonard will officiate. The family would appreciate that any memorials be given to Community Church of Fish Creek or Unity Hospice. The family also wishes to thank Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice.

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