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Obituary: William Fredrick Anderson

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William F. Anderson (“Bill”), a loving husband, father, brother, colleague and friend, passed away at 65 years young  on February 27, 2021,  surrounded by his family. His confidence, bravery, and generosity will be dearly missed.

William Fredrick Anderson
(10/05/1955 – 02/27/2021)

Bill was born on October 5, 1955, in Ft. Dodge Iowa to JD “Andy” and Lil Anderson –  he was the youngest of seven children. Family was so important to him; he is survived by his wife, Cindy, and their children Amber (husband Jan, grandsons Henry and Andrew) and Eric (wife Amanda, grandchildren Alex and Aubree), as well as his siblings Sharon, John, Tom, and Richard. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim and Gary.

Bill loved spending time with his family through shared meals, travel and experiences, and laughter. He was very talented at dad jokes, tickling grandkids, and was a wonderful cook. He enjoyed music immensely his whole life; he played the guitar and trumpet, and had an amazing singing voice. His family has many fond memories of his direct manner, and how his winks charmed everyone, as well as his expressions of appreciation and genuine praise.

Bill spent most of his childhood and early career in Colorado, where he got his start in the lumber industry. A natural salesman and leader, he worked his way to President of J.M. Thomas Forest Products in Ogden, Utah.  He mentored many during his career, encouraging employees to believe in themselves and grow to be their very best . He also grew professionally to be a leader in the industry, meeting many colleagues and friends through NAWLA.  His wit, guidance, and expertise will be missed.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11am. Due to the current health concerns you are invited to join and view the services electronically.

The family would like to thank all the amazing nurses, doctors, and staff at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and Denver Hospice for all their love and compassion while caring for Bill.

In lieu of flowers, it was his wish that donations be made to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): 
Bill Anderson Excellence in Business Memorial Scholarship:

Source: Horan & McConaty