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Stephen Mark Anderson

Stephen “Steve” Mark Anderson, 62, of Ely, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home. Celebration of Life services was Friday, Oct. 31, at Faith Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin, with burial at Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Scott.
Stephen was born Nov. 24, 1951, in Escanaba, Michigan, the son of Donald George and Anna Mae (Thompson) Anderson. He graduated from Merrill High School in 1971. He married Charlene Kaye Pester on Feb. 3, 1973, in Merrill, Wisconsin. He worked for Ward Paper Mill in Merrill from 1973 until 1994, and from 1994 until he died at Cedar River Paper Company in Cedar Rapids, as a shift supervisor. Steve enjoyed camping, golfing, riding his motorcycle, watching the Packers, and most of all spending time with his many friends and family.
Steve is survived by his wife, Charlene; two sons, Jeremy (Melissa) Anderson of Cedar Rapids and Nicolas (Leesa) Anderson of Ely; two grandchildren, Kylie Mae and Aiden John Anderson; his father Don Anderson of Merrill; three brothers, Marty (Sharon) Anderson, Warren (Julia) Anderson and Paul (Jan) Anderson all of Merrill; and sisters, Vic Anderson of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Barb (Gary) Emerich of Merrill, Mary (Rick) Griep of Marshfield, Donna (Scott) Specht of Merrill and Susan (Bill) Soper of Marshfield; brother-in-laws Bryan (Susan) Pester of Wausau, Wisconsin, Mark (Pam) Pester, Todd (Cami) Pester both of Merrill; a sister-in-law Sherry (Dan) Wayda of Schofield, Wisconsin; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Mae Anderson; and two infant children.
A memorial fund has been established.