Oconto County Reporter
December 6, 2009
John C. “Jack” Anderson, 88, of Marinette passed away Sunday evening, December 6, 2009 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born September 16, 1921, in Marinette to John T. and Esther (Erickson) Anderson.
Jack spent most of his life in this area and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1940. He entered the United States Army in 1942, serving in World War II in North Africa, Italy, France, Belgium and Germany as a sergeant with the 451st Anti-Aircraft Artillery until his discharge in 1945. He married Annette Hemminger, of Marinette, in June of 1946. He began work at Scott Paper CO. until re-enlisting in 1948 for three years, including a year of active duty in the 317th Army Band stationed at Camp McCoy, Wis. He returned to Scott Paper Co. where he was employed until retiring in 1982. In retirement, Jack and Annette spent 25 years of pleasant winters in Mesa, Arizona. Jack was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church of Marinette, singing in the church choir since the age of 12. In earlier years he had also been active locally in Barbershop Quartet singing. Over the years he enjoyed hosting many events at “the Cottage” on Green Bay.
Jack is survived by his wife, Annette; two children Barb and Gary Grom of Marinette, Wis. and Steve and Kathi Anderson of Canyon Lake, Texas; five grandchildren: Kirsten and Dan Andrist of Green Bay, Wis., Chris Anderson of Egg Harbor, Wis., Jason Grom and fiancé, Heather Herrild, of Eagan, Minn., Mark Anderson of Canyon Lake, Texas and Megan and Matt Buenning of Green Bay, Wis.; four great-grandchildren: Drew, Mackenzie, Miah and Jacob; one sister, Marcy and Ricky Schreiner of Marinette, Wis., along with countless family, friends, and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Guy and Bert and two sisters: Minerva Detloff and Margaret Sturdy.
Friends may call at HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME, Marinette, from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2009. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, Marinette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the church with the Rev. Keith A. Kolstad officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
Grandpa Jack will certainly be missed! Many will remember his greeting… “I’m OK now”, demonstrating his genuine joy in seeing those he loved. Now we can all know for sure that he’s “OK now” in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.