Daniel Anderson, Jr., 87 of Midland, went home with a happy heart on Sunday evening, January 8, 2017 at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland, surrounded by his family. He was born January 7, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late Daniel Crockett and Evelyn (Martin) Anderson. Daniel was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. having served in the Korean War, and was a 27 year retiree of the United States Postal Service. Daniel played softball in the late 1980’s right up until the time he was 82 years old, he was also an amateur ham radio operator (WD8QEF) and enjoyed playing basketball. He was a kind gentle soul with a fun sense of humor, was a member of Midland VFW Post #3651 and was a member of the funeral honor guard.
On March 17, 1950 he married Jacque Joan Gardner. Upon her death, he later married Betty M. Bremer and she also predeceased him on December 2, 2014.
He is survived by his children: Daniel R. Anderson, Michael J. (Paula) Anderson, Kelly L. (David) Kissane and Amy I. (George) Pina, and daughter-in-law Susan Anderson; his grandchildren: Brent D. Anderson, Kari (Ken) Sanderson, Melissa (Bob) Zenz, Erica I. Pina, Alicia (David) Parkhurst, Jordan D. Pina, Sarah E. (Jason) Cheesebro; six great grandchildren, several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Daniel is also survived by his step-children: Sharon (Mike) Schnellar, Sandra (Denis) Morin, D. Neil (Sandra) Bremer, Jr., Thomas (Jackie) Bremer, Susan Bremer Brady; sister-in-law Ursula Anderson; one neice, and two nephews. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a son Jack W. Anderson and a brother Richard Anderson.
Funeral services for Daniel will take place 1 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2017 from the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 West Wheeler Street. Pastor Mitzi Nimmo will officiate with interment to follow in Midland Cemetery with military honors presented by the Midland Area Veterans and the United States Marine Corp. Daniel’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Area Veterans, Berryhill Baseball or the Alzheimer’s Association.