Jan Bradley Anderson (1953 - 2018)

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Jan Bradley
Anderson died
September 16,
2018, at his Parker,
Colorado home,
surrounded by
family, at the age
of 64. He was born
November 10, 1953,
in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, to Dorothy
(Burke) and (late) Clifford Anderson.
He was the 5th of 12 children.
Jan graduated from Goodrich High
School, Fond du Lac in 1971, and
joined the Marine Corp at 17, needing
his mother's signature to join. Jan was
part of the 3rd CounterIntelligence
Group, stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
He attained the rank of Sergeant,
before being honorably discharged in
1974. He credits the Marine Corp for
making him the disciplined, mature
man he became.
Jan graduated from the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a
Bachelor of Science-Criminal Justice
in 1980. He worked as a private
investigator before he joined the U.S.
Postal Service in 1981 as a letter carrier
in Milwaukee. Jan was promoted
to supervisor, and station manager,
and he retired in 2009 as the Injury
Compensation Manager, Colorado/
Wyoming District. Jan was known as
a capable, hard working manager who
treated his employees fairly.
Jan moved to Colorado in 1994,
to follow the love of his life, Laurie
Fenske. They were married in 1995.
They had two children, Emily and
Derek, and they were the center of
Jan's world. He retired from the USPS
so that he could be "daddy daycare".
Jan's hobbies were hunting, fishing,
hiking, gardening, playing cards,
reading, traveling, and spending time
with family. Jan was a naturally gifted
handyman, and loved to help family,
friends, and neighbors. Jan was
a serious Packers fan, and one year,
Jan and his family went and watched
the game at different local establishments,
in search of the perfect plate of
nachos. Jan enjoyed working out, and
had not given up on his goal of getting
healthy enough to play racquetball
again.
Jan will be remembered as "one of
the good guys". His easygoing nature,
ready smile, and interest in others will
be missed. Jan was a follower of Jesus,
and his most treasured possession
was his gold cross necklace.
Jan battled health issues since 2014,
and did so without complaining.
He never gave up wanting to live, so
that he could spend more time with
his family. More information can be
found on his CaringBridge website.
Jan leaves behind his wife Laurie,
daughter Emily (Mark Poage) Anderson,
son Derek Anderson,his mother
Dorothy Anderson (Fond du Lac,
WI). He is survived by all 11 of his
siblings: Terry (Richard Bulthaus);
Penny Nelson; Jeff (Julia) Anderson;
Melody (Dave Marzorati); Larry
Anderson; Jim Anderson; Ken (Jen)
Anderson; Lynn (Belinda) Anderson;
David (Jodi) Anderson; Jarrett (Carol)
Anderson and many nieces, nephews
and friends. He is also survived by his
in-laws, Barb and Ken Fenske, and
sister-in-law Diane Knowlton (Roger
Knowlton).
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Amyloidosis Support
Group, (amyloidosissupport.org) or
SafeHouse Denver. A Celebration of
his Life will be held on Saturday, October
6, 10 AM at the Solomon Center,
16965 Pine Lane, Parker, Colorado.
The family will receive guests beginning
at 9 AM, and a lunch reception
will follow immediately afterwards.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3, 2018
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