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Gary 'Gar-bear' Anderson


March 3, 2018

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gary "Gar-bear" Anderson, 64, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2018.

Gary was born Aug. 7, 1953. He attended Luther L. Wright High School, graduating with the class of 1971.

With his father, Evar T. Anderson, Gary was a skilled area plumber and master of all trades, freely helping people with his knowledge and genuine kindness.

Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl (Freck) Anderson; son, Kyle R. Anderson; mother-in-law, Fran Norman; as well as his extended family and friends who loved and shared in his life.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Elaine and Evar Anderson; and father-in-law, Robert (Bob) Norman.

In accordance with Gary's wishes, cremation has taken place.

Private services will be held.

Chris J. Cody, managing director, along with the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood, is assisting the family.

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