Cal A. Anderson, 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Cal was born Sept. 4, 1933, in the town of Christiana, Wis., to Arlo and Cora (Bakken) Anderson. He was a graduate of Westby High School, Class of 1952, and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Cal married Patricia Nerison May 16, 1953.

Cal hauled milk deliveries to the Westby Creamery. He later was manager of the Cenex Co-op in Westby. Cal also was a substitute teacher in Westby and other area schools. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, which included wintering in Arizona, over 20 winters. He enjoyed auctions and flea markets and his fishing trips to Canada.

Cal is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Rick Anderson and Karla (Gary) Newman; his grandchildren, Aaron “Boomer” (Amy) Olson, Monica (Arlen) Wolfe and Melinda (Jim) McGowan; and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Evan Wolfe, Alex and Cody McGowan, and Atley Olson. Also surviving are a sister, Janise Appleman; a sister-in-law, Janet Anderson; a special niece, Deanna Appleman; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judy Olson Jan. 16, 2010; a brother, Dean Anderson; a sister, Bonnie Anderson; and his parents-in-law, Marvin and Ruth Nerison.

Funeral services for Cal will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Westby Coon Prairie Lutheran Church in Westby. Pastor Julie Wollman will officiate.

Burial with military honors will follow the service at Coon Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call during a visitation, one hour before the service from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be offered at The Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Westby, is serving the family.


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