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Earl Edward Anderson
Date of Death: September, 06 2017

          Earl Edward Anderson, 81, of Escanaba passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain, MI. Earl was born on July 19, 1936 in Gladstone, MI to Edward and Grace (Scott) Anderson.  He was raised in Harvey and relocated to Escanaba in 1954.  Earl graduated from high school in 1955 and enlisted in the Air Force the same year.  During his time in the service he was disabled and honorably discharged in 1959.
          Earl worked various jobs in the Escanaba area until age slowed him down.  Throughout his lifetime he enjoyed working on cars.  He was a member of Circle Track Racing and worked in Cool's Pit Crew. He refurbished bicycles and donated them to local charities and also loved animals and rescued and cared for many dogs and cats over the years.
          Most of all Earl was a loving Uncle who took an avid role in raising his niece and nephew.  There are no words to describe how much he was loved and will be missed. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 
          Surviving are his sister, Laurel Hay of Escanaba, Niece, Amy Hay of Escanaba, Nephew, Mark (Rebecca) Hay of Alpena, Great Niece, Emilee Hay of Alpena. As well as many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Grace Anderson.
          Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service to celebrate Earl's life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Burial will follow services in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
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  • "Laurel and family, Prayers are sent and you have our sincere sympathy. I remember our younger years while growing up with cousin Earl. We had many playtime visits together at Grandma's in Iron River and during our visits to Harvey. Earl's strong interest in motor vehicles will always be remembered. "
    -Ron & Jan Scott

  • "We met Earl at Pinecrest where he and Charlie shared a table at lunch. I will miss getting him his bibs and his glass of water with no ice and his ride back to his room after lunch. Our sympathy and prayers to his family."
    -Charlie and Sally Anys

  • "I was so sorry to hear about Earl's passing. He and my dad Charlie sat together for meals at Pinecrest. We will miss seeing him. He was a kind gentleman with a quiet demeanor. My heart is with you all during this trying time.... Sincerely- Kim Anys-Cornell"
    -Kim Anys-Cornell

  • "I was sorry to hear of Earl's passing. My husband Doug used to race Dick Cool's modified for many years. Earl was always there to help and give advice. We enjoyed knowing him. I also worked with your mom at St. Francis hospital in the lab (I was the lab secretary for several years). She was a very nice lady...her name suited her well. "
    -Judy Possi

  • "My wife Sara worked with Earl's Mom at St.Francis and we visited with Grace and Earl many times at their home. Earl also took me for a few car rides around town. They were both special people."
    -Gary Ballweg

  • "I am so very sorry for your loss. The death of a loved one can be so difficult to cope with. What a wonderful promise we have from God that soon we will welcome back our loved ones on a paradise earth...John 5:28 and Psalm 37:29. These terrible things will not be remembered...Revelation 21:4. May these words bring you much comfort. "

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