Ray E. Anders

Aug. 30, 1917 – Dec. 4, 2012

Ray E. Anders of Waukesha passed away peacefully at LindenGrove on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the age of 95. Ray was born in Delia, Kan., on Aug. 30, 1917, the son of Jesse and Pearl (nee Richardson) Anders.

He married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Alm, on Aug. 30, 1939. Ray proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wales and was most recently a member of Christ the Life Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Ray loved hunting and fishing in his spare time. He was an excellent woodworker and built two homes. For many years, Ray worked at the Archie Ladewig Co. in Waukesha. He later retired as a supervisor from the Crown, Cork and Seal Co. More than anything, Ray loved to spend time with his family.

Ray will be dearly missed by his wife, Betty; his children, Larry (Lorna) Anders of Waukesha and Thomas (Theresa) Anders of Waukesha; his grandchildren, Lorie (Kyle) Juno of Waukesha, Michael (Tracey) Anders of Oconomowoc, Todd Anders of Waukesha and Tracie (Troy) Naatz of Watertown; his nine great-grandchildren, Brendan, Melissa, Kailie, Darren, Tyler, Lindsay, Tommy, Jenna and Evan; his brother, Ivan (Pat) Anders of Sun Prairie; his sister, Betty (George) Venes of Waukesha; and many other family and friends.

Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, Jesse, Dean and Virgil Anders, and his sister, Doreen Manak.

A visitation for Ray will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Monday, Dec. 10, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Eric Edwards will officiate the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family to Christ the Life Lutheran Church, 3031 Summit Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family would like to thank all the caring staff at LindenGrove, Right at Home and Seasons Hospice for the compassionate care they gave Ray.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit http://www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.