Arlin “Andy” R. Anderson


Arlin “Andy” R. Anderson, 86, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, Sunday, April 24, 2022, at his residence.

Andy was born October 23, 1935, in Whitehall, to the late Arthur and Rose (Instenses) Anderson. He attended schools and left school to join the U.S. Air Force, and served from January 1954 until his honorable discharge in July of 1960. He served during the Korean War and was proud of serving his country, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal.

In March of 1959, Andy married Josephine Dubroc. They later divorced and she preceded him in death. On June 15, 1968, he married Carol Gerber at Bethany Lutheran Church in Bruce Crossing, MI.

In 1960, he went to work for American Motors. Andy worked part-time for Town and Country Mobil, Grove Gear in Union Grove. He went to school to receive his aircraft and engine license and in 1969, he went to work for Kenosha Aero Aviation as a mechanic until 1992, where he retired from.

Andy was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1865, the American Legion Post 21, the Tactical Air Command (TAC) Tankers Association. He also belonged to the 622nd Air Refueling Squadron, the Senior Center and the Moose lodge 286.

In his younger years, he was an avid skier and enjoyed long jumping, attending many events. Andy and Carol enjoyed traveling in an RV trailer for many years attending many of his Air Force reunions and visiting friends and relatives up north and down south. He also enjoyed visiting with friends at McDonalds. Andy enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Andy is survived by his wife, Carol, of 53 years; his two sons: Timothy and Dean (Jayna Covelli) Anderson; a daughter, Debra Spencer; his grandchildren: Tyler and Hunter Anderson, Jimmy Spencer, Sonya (Sherman) Brown, Nathan Spencer; his two great-granddaughters: his sister-in-law, Eileen Anderson; his brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Liz Christensen; his nieces: Julie Anderson, Jean (Joe) Haefner, Melissa (Tony) Harrison; his nephews: Bruce (Mari) Anderson, Matt (Haley Geliche) Christensen, Loren, Richard and Robert Ellingson and Jesse and Jack Daly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, LaVerna; a brother, Everett; his in-laws: Jack and Ellen Gerber; a son in infancy; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Anderson; and a sister-in-law, Joan Gerber.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, 2001 – 80th St., with full Military Honors to follow. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Masks are required in church.

The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses for their loving and compassionate care given to Arlin.

Bruch Funeral Home

3503 Roosevelt Road, Kenosha, WI 53142 • 262-652-8298

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