Clyde E. Anderson, 89, of Wilson, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 9, 1927 in Arenac, MI, son of Edward and Alice (Brown) Anderson. Clyde was raised in Arenac and graduated from Arenac High School. He attended college for 2 years.
On October 25, 1989, he married Rose Wojakowski in Menominee.
Clyde entered the Coast Guard in 1945 until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He then served in the Army from 1952-1954 where he earned the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Ribbon.
He was a commercial fisherman for many years. He worked at Harnischfeger and then Mead Paper for 30 years until his retirement in 1992.
Clyde loved to hunt and fish. His favorite sports teams to cheer for were the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. He had the ability to make others laugh and loved telling stories of his hunting and fishing adventures. He was generous, kind and always willing to help anybody any way that he could. He was a “team leader” in projects with the ability to tell people how things were done giving him the nickname of Chief.
Among survivors include his wife, Rose, of Wilson; stepchildren, Becky Palo, of Wilson and Melvin (Judy) Klee of Carney; grandchildren, Kimberly Palo, and Colton and Michael Klee. He was a father figure to many.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Wallace Anderson.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, June, 25, from 1-5 PM (EDT) at the Anderson home, N16331 Trout Pond Lane F-2 in Wilson.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Anderson family.