Wayne Anderson, Brodhead (1955-2014)

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

October 17, 1955 - January 1, 2014

Wayne E. Anderson, age 58, of Brodhead, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He was born on Oct. 17, 1955, in Monroe, WI, the son of Lloyd and Frances (Pehl) Anderson. Wayne graduated from Dakota High School, Dakota, IL, in 1973. He had worked at the Byron Nuclear Plant and retired from General Motors of Janesville. He was a member of UAW, Local 95. Wayne had several hobbies, including riding his Harley, taking trips across the U.S. with Harlan and “Bugman,” attending auctions, being outdoors, and spending time at the lake with family and friends. Wayne's biggest joy and love of his life were his grandchildren.

Wayne is survived by his mother, Frances Anderson of Marionville, MO; two daughters, Amy (Buzz) Hansberry of Beloit, WI, and Jill (Jeromy) Hatlevig of Orfordville, WI; the mother of his children, Laurie Burditt of Lodi, WI; four grandsons: Colton, Jeran, Aaron and Collin; three brothers: Kenneth, Chris, and Glen Anderson; a sister, Sherry Katz, all of Marionville, MO; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Kathy, in infancy; and his dog, “Gus.”

Memorial services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Rev. Ellis “Hap” Itson officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m., Wednesday, until time of services at the FUNERAL HOME. Burial will be in St. Paul of Epplyanna Cemetery, Rock Run Township, IL. Online condolences may be made at


A special thank-you to Deb Anderson-Bryant, Daryl “Cowboy,” Christy and John Pehl for being a special part of our Dad's life.

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