Bay City, Michigan
Jerry L. Anderson, age 79 went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 28, 2015 at his home peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1936 in Pinconning to the late Dewey and Bella (Dora) Anderson. Jerry married Judith M. Kukla on May 7, 1960 in St. Hyacinth Church and she survives him. He worked at General Motors for over 37 years before retiring. Jerry was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church and the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102. He enjoyed fishing, small game hunting, woodworking and trips to the casino. Jerry liked being part of the “Deer Crew”, the Card Club and Horseshoe Club. He will always be remembered for his fantastic sense of humor, being a caring and compassionate man but most importantly, loving his family; especially his grandchildren. Surviving besides his wife Judy, he leaves three children: Rebecca (James) Spiekerman, Victoria (Michael) De Shaw and Walter (Kimberly) Anderson, five grandchildren; Matthew Spiekerman, Sarah (Shaun) Sahr, James De Shaw, Elizabeth and Michael Anderson. Also surviving is Jerry’s siblings; James (Norene) Anderson, Rosella Nietzke, Wave Williams, Avon Anderson and a sister-in-law, Noreen Anderson. He was predeceased by three sisters; Agnes (Ray) Faucault, Ione (Kenny) Williams, Nioka (Jack) Nichols, one brother, George Anderson and a brother-in-law, Alfred Nietzke. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 12 noon. There will be a parish vigil service along with a K of C Bible presentation for Jerry at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.