James M. Anderson, 81, of Lapeer formerly of Imlay City, died February 20, 2020. He was born September 25, 1938 in Imlay City to parents Merle and Violet (Smith) Anderson. He proudly served his country in the United State Army. James married Marilyn M. Bonesteel on September 17, 1966 in Lapeer.
Mr. Anderson worked in a foundry most of his career, specifically some time for Champion Bus. He was very mechanical and could fix just about anything. James was a positive man; he had a big heart, ready and willing to help, was hardly ever cross, could brighten up any room and was generally humorous or telling a joke. Above all else, he was a loving man who had a special place in his heart for family, especially his grandchildren.
James is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Kevin (Carrie) Stroup, Chris Stroup, Pamela (Troy) Brewer; grandchildren, Zachary (Miranda), Shane (Hannah), Casey, Brianna (Charlie), Brandon, Carrigan (Kyle), Carissa, MiKaela; great-grandchildren, Zackary, Presley, Piper, Nathalia, Waylon and Adalynn; siblings, Mryna Klikna, Rosalie Aistharp and Paul (Vicki) Anderson.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Thelma Vanderford, Lavern Anderson, Lois Whitis, Janice Spens and his parents.
Mr. Anderson’s funeral service was held Tuesday February 25, 2020, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Pastor Jacob Smith officiated. Burial followed in Attica Township Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be left at MuirBrothersLapeer.com.