Stephen ?Steve? Mark Anderson
Stephen “Steve” Mark Anderson, 62 of Ely, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at his home.
Stephen was born Nov. 24, 1951 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Donald George and the late Anna Mae (Thompson) Anderson. Steve graduated from Merrill High School in 1971. He married Charlene Kaye Pester on Feb. 3, 1973 in Merrill.
He worked for the former Ward Paper Mill in Merrill from 1973 until 1994, and from 1994 until present at Cedar River Paper Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as a shift supervisor. Steve enjoyed camping, golfing, riding his motorcycle, watching the Packers, and most of all spending time with his many friends and family.
Steve is survived by his wife, Charlene of Ely; two sons, Jeremy (Melissa) Anderson of Cedar Rapids and Nicolas (Leesa) Anderson of Ely; two grandchildren, Kylie Mae and Aiden John Anderson; his father, Don Anderson of Merrill; three brothers, Marty (Sharon) Anderson, Warren (Julia) Anderson, and Paul (Jan) Anderson, all of Merrill; and sisters, Vic Anderson of Marshfield, Barb (Gary) Emerich of Merrill, Mary (Rick) Griep of Marshfield, Donna (Scott) Specht of Merrill, and Susan (Bill) Soper of Marshfield; brothers-in-law, Bryan (Susan) Pester of Wausau, Mark (Pam) Pester of Merrill, and Todd (Cami) Pester of Merrill; a sister-in-law Sherry (Dan) Wayda of Schofield; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Anderson; and two infant children.
A memorial fund has been established.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Faith Lutheran Church, Town of Maine, Marathon County, with burial to follow in Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Scott. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.