We lived next door to Mikes Grandparents Bob And Stella. I bought my first truck from Mike and used to watch him push start that Harley Sportster down the street.
Patty, family and Rhonda, Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. You are in our prayers and thoughts during this time. We will not be able to come by the funeral home. Prayers for God’s comfort and hold you in his palms, arms. Love you Brian and Jane Garrett
Hearing stories about Stacy’s Indiana family makes me feel like I knew Mike. So sorry for your families loss.
Stacy & family,
So terribly sorry for the loss of your dad. We’re keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Steven “Mike” Anderson, 72, passed away on October 11, 2021. He was born on October 25, 1948, to Ralph and Virginia (Williams) Anderson in Evansville, Indiana.
Mike was known for his love of the guitar. He played any chance he had; it was one of his favorite pastimes. Mike also enjoyed working on his Monte Carlo during his younger years. He even owned his own Harley Davidson motorcycle that he absolutely loved to ride. Mike was a Vietnam Veteran and retired from the Post Office after 30 years of service. Mike married Patty on New Year’s Eve 1980, after meeting each other just about two weeks before. Mike had 7 kids total, in chronological order: 2 step (bonus) kids, Gary and Patsy; 4 biological kids, Melissa, Stephanie, Kimberly and Stacy; 1 adopted son, James; 23 grandkids ranging from 7 to 33 years old; 13 great-grandkids ranging from 1 due in November to 11 years old; and of course his furbabies, Lily, Daisy, and JJ the cat. He had 3 daughters from a previous marriage when he met Patty (who had 2 small children) and then they had Stacy. He was the only father that Gary and Patsy ever had and 8 years ago, Patty and Mike adopted their great-grandson, James. It’s not going to be the same without him around with his sense of humor, funny comments, and his “set ways.” Mike will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Virginia (Williams) Anderson, great grandson Dylan Conover and his daughter, Kimberly Hughes.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary “Patty” (Bruce) Anderson; William “Gary” Vaughn(Julie); Patricia “Patsy” Persinger(Chris); Melissa Hughes; Stephanie Hughes; Stacy Ragucci(Jeff) and James Anderson; 23 grandkids; 13 great-grandkids; his brother David Anderson, sisters Vivian Ransom and Lori Anderson and his pets; Lily, Daisy, and JJ.
Visitation will be from 11 until the time of service at 3pm on October 18, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to K9s for Warriors.
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