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John W. Anderson
Date of Death: September, 08 2020

          John W. Anderson, 65, Wells, passed away on Tuesday September 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI, following a brief illness with cancer. He was born on February 9, 1955 in Marquette, MI, son of the late Ralph and Betty (Frimodig) Anderson. On October 8, 1977 he married the former Colleen McCarthy at St. Anne's church. Colleen preceded John in death in 2012.
          John worked at the Daily Press in his younger years and then as an audio visual technician and maintenance at Bay De Noc College until his retirement. He enjoyed volunteering time to help with anything at Camp Michigammee. John also enjoyed hunting, traveling, Geo Caching, photography and his time in the armature radio club.
          He is survived by his daughter: Trisha (James) Hood, a sister: Susan (Gerry) Rivard, two brothers: James (Chris) Anderson and David (Nancie) Anderson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
          John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and an infant daughter: Shayla.
          At this time there will be no services. His family will celebrate his life at a later date.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Anderson family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.     

  • "John will be missed by many, including myself. i got to know him thru the auctions and he was always pleasent and helpful. i enjoyed his smile and his company. he was always willing to lend a hand and share a smile, two things he gave out freely. prayers and my sympathys to his family and friends."
    -tina garbe

  • "Trisha & family. Our sincerest condolences on John's passing. He was a wonderful colleague who went out of his way for the folks at Bay College. He will be remembered fondly & with much respect. "
    -June Klees

  • "Trisha, just wanted to let you know Mike and I are thinking about you. You and your hubby will be in our thoughts and prayers as we go through the next few weeks. May you find peace and the love of friends and relatives surround you as you move forward! Cathy and Mike McCarthy "
    -Cathy McCarthy

  • "Dear Family, We will all miss John. Even though we did not get together as often as wished, we will forever keep John in our minds and our hearts. We all go back many years! John, May your transition be a smooth journey. Linda"
    -Lin Wong

  • "We were so sorry to hear of John's passing. John was a key player in the Delta County Amateur Radio Society. John was always available for tower climbing, running the Ham Fest, and technical assistance. We will miss him at the auctions. Our deepest sympathies to the family. "
    -Paul & Donna Cavallaro

  • "To the Anderson family: Words just can’t explain what a HUGE loss you have experienced. I am a member as was John a member of the Delta County Amature radio society (DCARS) I was talking to John on the radio a day before he died this really hit me hard I will ALWAYS Remember John by his funny and loving self, John was always an asset to the ham club gonna really be missed “73” John from Pat Pierron KD8KKN and family!!"
    -Pat Pierron

  • "I am so very sorry for your loss. His absence will be missed by everyone who knew him. John was always willing to help a friend with anything; from toting a large box that wouldn't fit it my car, to coming to my house at midnight and safely removing a bat from my home. And that's just me, I'm sure there are so many more that he's helped. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time."
    -Theresa Brown & family

  • "So sorry for your loss. He was always willing to help around Bay College with whatever you needed. His smile and laughter were contagious. He was a positive force here and will be missed. May his smile live on through our hearts. "
    -Joseph Mold

  • "Very sorry for your loss. John was always a big help to me at the Interac Computer Lab. He was always willing to help when needed. As important, John was a good friend. We had many great conversations together. Rest in peace John."
    -Joseph Clairmont

  • "John will be missed by the members of Chapter 219 Of QCWA, an amateur radio organization. He was our Secretary and Treasurer when he died so suddenly. Our condolences to his family. We will be looking for The records from his S/T position which he was unable To get back to us. We'll miss his sense of humor and Great positive attitude 73s John. Phil Simila W3TOS. "
    -Phillip Simila

  • "Deepest sympathy to John's family. He gave so much of his time to help Bay College students, staff and visitors. He could and did fix almost anything which was broken, with a smile on his face. He was an active leader for DCARS and the Ham Radio community. He will be greatly missed. "
    -Marilyn Kinsey

  • "Dear Trisha and family, My condolences on the passing of John. We met through auctions. He was a very kind man and gentleman. A pleasure to know. So sorry for your loss."
    -Terrill Michalik

  • "I am so very sorry for your family's tragic loss. From the days back at Central Methodist to the time at Bay College, John was always friendly and ready to help. I enjoyed knowing him and working with him. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you."
    -Shirley Gollach

  • "I've known John for over 40 years, his loss will be felt significantly by our Ham Radio community. Rest in Peace my friend."
    -Dave & Betty Palmgren

  • "John was involved in multiple clubs and organizations. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He died much to early. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends. It will be hard to find someone as multifaceted as John Love Cubby"
    -Cubby (Maureen) Franklin

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