George was born in Marshfield, WI on September 10, 1930, the son of the late John “Jack” and Florence (Stover) Anderson. After High School, he served the in the US Army during the Korean War. On April 12, 1969, George married the love of his life Elayne J. Peterson at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa. George and his brother Jim formed Anderson Brothers Construction over 60 years ago and thru the years built many homes, apartment buildings and motels in the Waupaca area. George and Jim were collectively known as the “Anderson brothers”. They lived and breathed the common motto, “work for everything you earn.” George worked until his health wouldn’t allow. Genesis 2:3 “Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating he had done.” He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Waupaca.
George is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Brett) Grams, Waupaca and Joan (Scott) Panzenhagen, Waupaca; his grandchildren: Nickolas and Spencer Grams and Alex and Justine Panzenhagen; his brothers: James (Barbara) Anderson, Waupaca; Gene (Carla) Anderson, Waupaca and Joe (Nancy) Anderson, Gilbert, AZ; his sister, Jane (Geoffrey) Andersen, Nekoosa, WI; a sister-in-law, Lois (Lloyd) Riske, Symco, WI and brother-in-laws, Ken Peterson, Waupaca and Robert Peterson, Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Elayne.
The Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waupaca with Reverend Andy Behrendt, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca and also on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family extends special thanks to the caretakers of Synergy Home Health Care and Theda Care Hospice for the excellent care in George’s last days.