Charles (Charlie) Anderson

The family of Charles (Charlie) and Helen Anderson are celebrating the passing of a great man from this earthly life into his heavenly home.  Charlie (87) passed away peacefully on November 10th in his Arkdale home, surrounded by family.

During 68 years of marriage, Charlie and Helen were most proud of raising 5 children, all of whom went on to have successful careers and beautiful children.  He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Debbie, Sheryl, Kathie, Brenda, and his son, Chuck.  He was also the proud grandfather of 13 children and great-grandfather to 21 children.  The teaching, the mischief, and the memories he shared with his grandchildren are uncountable.

Charlie was known for his tremendous work ethic, common sense, and his love of the farm he lived on since childhood. His work included service to our country in the US Army, farming, and forestry.  His professional career spanned 35 years at Great Northern Nekoosa / Georgia-Pacific paper company as Forest Supervisor, where he led harvesting and site preparation operations as well as the planting of tens of millions of red pine trees in Adams and Wood counties.

His passions in life included riding his Gator in his woods, Chevy trucks, Stihl chainsaws, and Polka dancing. His entire family is grateful to have been able to spend time with him during his final days on earth.  So, if you hear the faint sound of polka music coming from one of his pine plantations, it is probably just Charlie dancing once again.  Dad, your work on earth is done.  May you rest in eternal peace!

Private graveside services will be held at the Monroe Center Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Kris and Tom Bougie says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Peace to you all.

  2. Mindy (Anderson) Nicholls -(Melinda) says:

    Aunt Helen and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. I have always been rather fond of him and his great smile, it always kept me wondering what he was thinking and what he might say next. Always enjoyed immensely my run ins with the 2 of you up in Rapids in the recent years. May you feel comfort and peace in knowing he is indeed in Heaven watching over us all and thinking of mischievous ways to make us all laugh whenever we join him! Love and hugs to all of you!

  3. Maribeth Lacasse Salo says:

    Helen and family,
    With deep sadness I read of Charlie’s passing. He was such a good friend to Lloyd. Charlie’s kindness and humor are memories our family will forever remember.
    The area has lost a special friend.
    My condolences and prayers during the coming days,
    Maribeth Lacasse Salo

  4. Sara Baysinger and Nicki Theisen says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all..

  5. Cathy Rathermel says:

    Helen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was such a good Samaritan. Heaven has gained a wonderful man. I remember as a young girl he took me on my first motorcycle ride. That meant so much to me. Take care and God bless you all. Hugs

  6. Edward and Lorelei Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss. Charlie always had a smile and a kind word every time you saw him. He will be missed.

  7. Fred and Connie Souba says:

    Helen and Family,

    So Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I have many fond memories of days working together at Nekoosa Papers. He had an outstanding work ethic and I enjoyed his humor. Our sympathies and condolences to you and the rest of the family.

  8. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family!!,

  9. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Charlie’s family at this sad time.

  10. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Charlie had such a quick wit. At a church function he was holding Helen’s purse for some reason and a comment was made about it. Without hesitation he said “ I think it goes quite well with my outfit!” He will be missed. Our sympathy to all of you.

  11. Janet Last says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Charlie. Brenda my heart goes out to you. I have many wonderful memories with Charlie and the family. The polka dances and the job he got me planting trees. That started my career with the paper mill. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  12. Lora Harvey Poppele says:

    My heart felt condolences to your family. Rest in peace Mr. Anderson.

  13. Joel & Kay Aanensen says:

    Helen & Family, so sorry for your loss. Charlie was one of a kind. We always enjoyed our Nekoosa Papers and Georgia Pacific get-togethers. We know he will be missed by all of you. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  14. Connie Frymark says:

    My condolences to your family.

  15. Kay Olson-Martz says:

    Sending my deepest sympathy to Helen and family with the passing of Charlie a wonderful man of our community. May the Great Spirit above, along with our Heavenly Father hold all of you ever so close and give you comfort. His nod and smile as I would walk back from communion will be missed. Hold close your memories and talk often of him as you pass his legacy on. Thinking of all of you with comforting thoughts. Kay

  16. Keith and Jill Witt says:

    Helen sorry for your lost! Charlie was one of the good guys! R.I.P Charlie.

    Keith & Jill

  17. Ken York says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Charlie was a good man and I recall many good times with him when Chuck and I were growing up! RIP Charlie!

  18. Diana Shaske says:

    Sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers to the family .

  19. Dawna graske says:

    Helen and family my thought and prayers go out to all of you of the passing of charlie.

  20. Cindy Renner says:

    Tim and I send our condolences to the family.

  21. Tara Stormoen says:

    Aunt Helen I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. I remember when you both came to visit me when I lived in Yuma, AZ. You were some of the very few who could make it out there. That was very special to me. Thank you for always being so good to me. Condolences to you and the whole family. I love you.

  22. Carol Schanke says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember polkaing with Charlie. Had a great time.

  23. Laura Luckie says:

    So sorry for your loss!! I have such wonderful memories of my Uncle Charlie!! My prayers are with you Aunt Helen and all of your family!! Love you guys so much!!

  24. Diane Huss (Anderson) says:

    Aunt Helen, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I was just watching the Mollie B Polka last Sunday night and it brought back fun memories of dancing the polka at Uncle Charlie’s back when I was a kid! May he Rest In Peace.

  25. Ed and Shari Martin says:

    Sorry to hear of uncle Charlie’s passing, our prayers are with you all.

  26. Sue Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. My deepest Sympathy to the Family. He always had a ready smile and time to talk. I enjoyed many a good conversation with him. He will deeply missed.

  27. Kathy Shkyria says:

    Sincere condolences to the Anderson family on Charlie’s passing. He was such a great guy and will be missed. Enjoyed the time spent with him and Helen and the Doc’s RV Park gang.

  28. Bob Grabarski says:

    Condolences to the entire Anderson family, Charlie was a jem of a landlord and always easy to work with. I enjoyed our visits through the years. My prayers to the family during this difficult time. RIP Charles!

  29. Bernie Soley Roggenbauer says:

    Sending all my thoughts and prayers to the Anderson family. May all of your cherished memories bring you peace and comfort. Go Rest High On That Mountain Charlie!

  30. Kari Banovec says:

    Helen & Family, I’m saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a wonderful, sweet, kind man that will be missed by many. He was so wonderful to myself and my kids and know that my Dad loved working along side him for years. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  31. Dawn Perdue Ball says:

    Helen and family. So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I loved his personality and funny wit. Sending you healing prayers.

  32. Larry and Judy Stelzer says:

    Helen and family – so sorry for your loss.

  33. Sharon BUTLER says:

    Our deepest sympathy Helen to you and your family. Keep the happy memories and good times close to you, especially during this sad time.

    Sheri and Dave Butler

  34. Roy Lambrecht says:

    Rest in Peace, Charlie…..Known you since 1976. Yes we met in the Woods. LOL Also met thru the car dealers in Wi Rapids. Prayers to the Family

  35. Donna Parrott says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Charlie’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories. I pray that God’s loving arms surround you all and comfort you.

  36. Bill and Deb williams says:

    Helen so sorry to hear of charlie passing.prayers to you and the family

  37. Charlene R. Jensen says:

    Sorry to hear of Charlie’s death. Comforting thoughts go to his family. Treasure the memories.

  38. Sue Pokszyk says:

    Hugs to you Uncle Helen, RIP Aunt Charlie, say hi to Dad and Mom.

  39. Andrew Rhinehart says:

    My deepest condolences

  40. Evelyn Johnston (York) says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers to all

  41. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    We are saddened to learn of Charlie’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

  42. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Anderson family. My sympathy to you all during this difficult time.

  43. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this time

  44. Steve & Danna Peterson and family says:

    Our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of Charlie. He was such a kind and thoughtful man who always had a ready smile (or was that a mischievous grin?), handshake, and friendly conversation. He will truly be missed.

  45. Crystal & Larry Nawrot Jr says:

    We are so sorry for your loss!

  46. Rosalyn Goodhue says:

    My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around you all during this time.

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