James E. Anderson Sr.

James E. Anderson Sr.

STEPHENSON — James E. Anderson Sr., 70, of Stephenson, formerly of Hardwood, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, at home surrounded by his family. James was born on Oct. 16, 1948, in Norway, to the late Elwood and Sadie (Reed) Anderson.

On June 3, 1967, James married the former Diana Berger in Iron Mountain.

James worked as a mason, drove a semi truck for Michaud Trucking for many years and also did roofing. He enjoyed fishing, artwork and watching NASCAR. James loved spending time with his grandchildren and could often be found driving them around on his Tony Stewart golf cart.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Anderson; children, James (Jennifer) Anderson Jr., Angel (Al) Nelson, William (Ruth) Anderson and Heather (Jim) Draheim; 12 grandchildren, James III, Cody, Nicole, Anthony, Justin, Chrissy, Alicia, William Jr., Brittni, Brooke, Victoria and Dalton; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna (Elmer) Eckardt; and two brothers, Elwood (Carolyn) Anderson and Alan (Elizabeth) Anderson. James was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Melissa.

A short memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain, with a meal to follow.

Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.