Gene Francis Anderson

February 3, 1947 ~
June 3, 2021

Gene F. Anderson (Geno), passed away to be with Jesus on Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was overcome by Stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to the bone. Gene was born the youngest of six siblings at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI on February 3, 1947. He graduated from Saint Alphonsus Elementary School, then later in life had the pleasure of coaching the 7th and 8th grade football teams of that same school. He was a registered official with the MHSAA during the 70’s and 80’s. He graduated from Central High School in Grand Rapids after spending his first two years at Catholic Central. He also attended both Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University. Gene left the Catholic faith in 1983 after being born again through the Catholic Charismatic Movement, or “Holy Spirit” Movement. He served with the US Army from 1966-1968. In the 1968 Tet Offensive in Cholon, Vietnam, his unit received the RVN Gallantry Cross, meritorious Unit Citation and Army Commendation during Tet. He later also received the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Linda; mother, Yvonne; father, Robert; nephew, Joe; and niece, Debbie. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Annie; daughter, Lindsey; brother, Robert (Marlene); sisters, Arlene (Ron) Charron and Marie Owczarzak; several nieces and nephews; his stepchildren, Allison (Travis) Hop, Alex Streeter; step grandchildren, Rylan, Quinn, Jakob, and Logan. He would like to thank Faith Hospice for his life-end care in his home, especially his nurse, Amy, social worker, Haley, and home aide, Brenda. Gene would also like to thank his Veteran’s Service Office (VSO) Michael Franks, USMC for the great representation he provided on Gene’s compensation claims before and after his death. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 11 am at Georgetown Christian Fellowship, 3668 Port Sheldon, Hudsonville with Pastor Calvin Bergsma officiating. Burial Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, June 8 from 6-8 pm at the church and also on Wednesday from 10-11 am prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice or Set Free Ministries.

Visitation
Tuesday, June 8
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Visitation
Wednesday, June 9
10:00am - 11:00am

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Funeral Service
Wednesday, June 9
11:00am

Georgetown Christian Fellowship
3668 Port Sheldon
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

June 14, 2021 8:27am
On behalf of the Aquinas community, we extend our heartfelt sympathy upon Gene's death to you, his family. God grace you with Gratitude and Peace as you celebrate his life among us and his Risen Life in Christ. Know of our prayerful support.

- Sister Mary Ann Barrett, OP

June 08, 2021 10:00pm
Geno had an infectious testimony of the work of Jesus Christ in his life. He also gave a great sacrifice for his country in the Vietnam war. I appreciated his smile and passion for Jesus. He is in Jesus' embrace!

- Jim Clark

June 04, 2021 12:17pm
My friend Gene. Thinking of our many conversations and watching your life over the last many years it has been a blessing to see the Holy Spirit change and sustain both you and Ann. But we will remember these last few months the most and how you prepared to meet Jesus has inspired so many and given us joy and courage to finish our own walk with Christ. "To live is Christ, to die is gain." Phil 1:21 Yes, you will be remembered Gene. We will see you soon brother.

- Tom & Loreta Studebaker




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