Dennis 'Denny' Anderson

April 27, 2014
Traverse City, MI



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Father Fred Foundation
P.O. Box 2260
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 947-2055
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Life Story / Obituary


Dennis Wayne “Denny” Anderson, 68, of Traverse City, died Sunday, April 27, 2014.

He was born on May 3, 1945, in Grand Rapids, Mich., the son of John and Betty Marie (Canfield) Anderson.

Denny was a long-haul truck driver with Nottke Trucking and a broker for many trucking companies. He was a weighmaster and ran the sign shop for the Grand Traverse County Road Commission; retiring after 23 years.

Denny was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Traverse City Eagles Club #383, American Military League and a former member of Cherryland VFW Post #2780.

Denny enjoyed many things; however his greatest passion in life was pleasing others.

Denny is survived by his wife, Linda (Gassman) Anderson, they were married in Traverse City on June 25, 1982; children, Michael Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Eric Anderson, all of Traverse City; grandchildren, Michael and Rachel Anderson; mother, Betty Marie Anderson of Traverse City; sister, Jackie (Tom) Richards; and two special nieces, Jodi Radtke and Jill Slagal.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Anderson; and son, Patrick Anderson.

Cremation will take place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Father Fred Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49686. Please visit to sign the guest book and share a message with his family.

“Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today will care for you tomorrow and everyday. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and trust in the Lord.”

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.