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
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and
Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or
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