James R. Anderson

James R. Anderson

CRYSTAL FALLS — James R. “Jim” Anderson, 86 of 398 Lind Rd., Crystal Falls, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital.

He was born July 29, 1931, in Richmond, Ind., son of the late Albert R. and Mary (Groop) Anderson. He moved to this area as a teenager, attended school in Alpha and graduated from Alpha High School in 1949. He married Beverly Stalter in Alpha on Dec. 24, 1949, and the couple spent nearly 69 wonderful years together.

Jim spent many nights studying his college courses, he could engineer anything accurately. He was the owner and operator of R.J. Metal for many years. He was a longtime member of United Lutheran Church. In his free time he loved to go camping and hunting. He also enjoyed designing and building.

As the days have passed since his death, the family has heard from many family and friends that he was “a good man, very honorable and Godly.”

Jim was preceded in death by his sons, James R. Anderson Jr. in 1973 and Robert A. Anderson in 2017; a sister, Mildred Riggs; a brother, Roy A. Anderson; his great-grandson, A.J. Patel.

James is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Anderson of Crystal Falls; his children, Carla (Keith) Swanson of Niagara, Wis., Fred (Becky) Anderson of Ishpeming, Ken (Lynn) Anderson of Vancouver, Wash., Patrick Anderson of Crystal Falls and Thomas (Theresa) Anderson of Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, Jimmy, David (Noel), LeRoy, Jennifer (H), Melissa (Chris), Sandy (Shawn) Michelle (Daniel), Jill (Ben), and Christopher (Katie); 17-1/2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane (Walter) Post of Spring, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Carol Anderson of Pennsylvania.

He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17 at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. The funeral service will follow at noon at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. Jim’s grandsons H Patel, Kris Kauppi, Jake Sikora, Daniel Grover, Chris Anderson and Benn Mattson will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of James R. “Jim” Anderson online at www.nashfuneralhome.net.

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.