Andrew James Anderson
|Posted 2019-08-06 by mhenderson|
|Published in the Daily Miner on August 5, 2019 -|
Kingman, Arizona -
Andrew James Anderson passed away peacefully in his sleep July 27,
2019 after a more than six-year battle with bile-duct cancer.
Andy was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, on May 30, 1939, and grew up
on a farm in Racine County. After graduating in 1957 from William
Horlick High in Racine, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and
received an Honorable Discharge in 1964. He married his high school
sweetheart, Dorothy A. Cooper on Nov. 7, 1959 at United Methodist
Church in Franksville, Wisconsin. With only a high school diploma, he
took a job in 1963 at the Bank of Franksville and took night school
classes in all areas of banking over the years. In 1971 he graduated
from the University Graduate School of Banking, a three-year, two-week
class with correspondence sessions. In 1975 he was hired as president
of a new bank in Oregon, Wisconsin.
Over the next 27 years, he was president of three community banks. He
retired in 2002 from the Portage County Bank in Almond, Wisconsin. He
and Dorothy moved to Kingman, Arizona, where he continued in banking
with a part-time job at Mission Bank, another locally owed community
bank. He continued to work there until he passed the 50-year mark in
He loved golfing and was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Green
Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
Andy is survived by his wife; Dorothy, son; Kevin Anderson (Rebecca),
daughter; Laura Anderson (Ronald Gannon), two granddaughters; Trinity
Anderson and Paige Gannon, great-granddaughter; Arabella Disanza,
three great-grandsons; Harrison, Xavier, and Theodore Cowan, brother;
Michael (Kathy), three sisters; Elsa Zierten (Bill), Mary Ann
Sustachek and Patricia Sorensen (Dennis), as well as many nieces,
nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; Jens T.
and Clara Anderson, brother-in-law; Harold Sustachek, and grandson;
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of almost 60 years, his
family and his many friends. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at 2
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John’s United
Methodist Church of Kingman, American Cancer Society, or Joan & Diana
Hospice Home of Kingman.
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