BESSEMER, Mich. - Daniel Todd Anderson, 53, of Washington Street, Ironwood, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Bessemer.
He was born June 1, 1961, in Ironwood, to Charles L. and June A. (Rappley) Anderson. Daniel attended Ironwood schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School with the class of 1979. He attended Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, where he received instruction in welding, automotive repair and carpentry. He was employed in those fields.
He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially four-wheeling, hunting and fishing. In school, he was active in ski jumping, wrestling, swimming and baseball. Daniel was especially proud of his Native American heritage.
He is survived by his children, Danny Jr ., Susan Anderson, Sierra Anderson and Shianne (Brian) Lee, and their son, Robert; his mother, June Anderson, of Ironwood; brothers, Charles (Julie) Anderson and Brian (Patty Ikola) Anderson, both of Ironwood; a sister, Cheryl Anderson, of Ironwood; and nieces and nephews, Gabrielle and Blayne Anderson, Todd Brauer Jr ., Natasha Anderson and Robert Ikola. He is also survived by his soul mate, Anna Andrashie, of Ironwood.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Charles; and his brother, Keith Anderson.
Cremation has taken place at the Range Crematory in Hurley, Wis.
A memorial service will be held at the Ketola-Burla Funeral Home, 635 E. Ayer St ., Ironwood, on Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jean B. Rencontre will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday.
Range Funeral Service and Crematory and the Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Hurley and Ironwood are assisting the family.
My dear son, Dan, you are at peace now that you no longer have the disease of alcoholism. It is gone. Like you said in a letter to me, you feel so low, you want to run and hide with a can of beer by your side. You do not have to run and hide. You now have Jesus by your side, who loves us all no matter what. Rest in peace, dearest Dan, and we will always love you. Always.