Steve “Andy” Anderson, 67, passed away on May 15th, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 22 years, Anita Anderson; his children Sherry Horvath, Teri Simko Tempest Anderson as well as his step children Brandi (Kale) Glasspoole and Charles Kale . He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, siblings, cousins, and the many friends he loved and cherished while he was here.
Steve was born and raised in West Bend, Wisconsin, the son of Betty and Rollin Anderson and graduated from West Bend High School. He then joined the United States Air Force where he served proudly in both Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Steve retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. He treasured both the people he served with as well as the time he served.
He continued in his passion for aviation with a long career that saw him work for Lockheed Martin, Boeing and finally Northrop Grumman. Steve married Anita in 1998 and moved with her to San Antonio Texas and then to Lake Charles before retiring to Franklin NC.
Steve was a kind, gentle and patient man who loved helping those he met along his journey in life. He will be forever cherished for his commitment to helping everyone he met, the kindness in his smile and the love he showed all who were fortunate to know him. Andy, as he was known to most, will be terribly missed but we find comfort knowing he has his eternal wings.
The memorial service was held at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Franklin NC and a private interment at Arlington National Cemetery will follow at a later date.
Memorials can be sent in Steve’s honor to Holly Springs Baptist Church, Franklin NC.
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