Keith Wesley Carl Anderson of Clear Lake, WI passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 25, 2019 at the age of 83.
Keith was born in Grantsburg, WI on November 7, 1935 to Ernest and Hazel (Larson) Anderson. He was the youngest of five children. The family had moved to Upson, WI shortly before he was born. Hazel stayed with her mother in Grantsburg until Keith was born and was able to travel north to Upson. As a young man he loved to play baseball, and he had the skills. He was always able to find a team to play with whether it was the neighborhood, high school team, post high school in Upson, Stout State College team, or the Clear Lake town team after his family moved there while he was in college.
In 1953, Keith graduated from Hurley High School, Hurley, WI and went on to earn a degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology Education with a minor in Sociology from Stout State College, Menomonie, WI in 1959. In 1961, Keith joined the Air Force and was on active duty in northern California working as a cook. After 11 months, he remained in California and continued his service in the National Guard. Keith worked there as a machinist until around 1970, when he moved back to Clear Lake, WI to be near his parents and extended family. He was employed as a machinist at Doboy Industries Inc. in New Richmond, WI until his retirement.
Keith was a member of First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, WI and greatly appreciated his “brothers” in the men’s Saturday morning bible study. He loved spending time with his extended family, making every effort to attend family birthdays, campouts, Christmas celebrations, etc. He also enjoyed tinkering with and fixing gadgets and cars, and in his younger days playing golf and tennis, as well as fishing and gardening. He spent many hours researching topics on the computer and reading books, as he never lost his passion for learning.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Hazel, his brothers Erwin (Bob) and Wiloan (Bill), and his sister Delanore.
Keith is lovingly remembered by his sister Betty Christopherson, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all at the family gatherings.
A celebration of life for Keith and his brother Bob, who also died recently, will be held at First Lutheran Church, 811 South Avenue W, Clear Lake, WI on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 with Pastor Bryan Anderson officiating. Visitation will be an hour before the service. Keith’s interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery with full Military Honors by the All Clear Lake Veterans Honor Guard. Lunch at will follow the service.
Bob's interment will be at a national cemetery in California at a future date.
Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Clear Lake, Wi is handling the arrangements. www.clearlakefuneralhome.com