Daniel Anderson Jr., 87, of Midland, went home with a happy heart Sunday evening, Jan. 8, 2017 at Candlestone Assisted Living in Midland, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 7, 1930 in Detroit, son of the late Daniel Crockett and Evelyn (Martin) Anderson. Daniel was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps
having served in the Korean War
, and was a 27 year retiree of the United States Postal Service. Daniel played softball in the late 1980s right up until the time he was 82 years old. He was also an amateur ham radio operator (WD8QEF) and enjoyed playing basketball. He was a kind, gentle soul with a fun sense of humor, was a member of Midland VFW
Post #3651 and was a member of the funeral honor guard.
On March 17, 1950 he married Jacque Joan Gardner. Upon her death, he later married Betty M. Bremer and she also preceded him in death Dec. 2, 2014.
He is survived by his children, Daniel R. Anderson, Michael J. (Paula) Anderson, Kelly L. (David) Kissane and Amy I. (George) Pina; and daughter-in-law, Susan Anderson; his grandchildren, Brent D. Anderson, Kari (Ken) Sanderson, Melissa (Bob) Zenz, Erica I. Pina, Alicia (David) Parkhurst, Jordan D. Pina, Sarah E. (Jason) Cheesebro; six great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Daniel is also survived by his step-children, Sharon (Mike) Schnellar, Sandra (Denis) Morin, D. Neil (Sandra) Bremer Jr., Thomas (Jackie) Bremer, Susan Bremer Brady; sister-in-law, Ursula Anderson; one neice, and two nephews. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a son, Jack W. Anderson; and a brother, Richard Anderson.
Funeral services for Daniel will take place 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland. Pastor Mitzi Nimmo will officiate with interment to follow in Midland Cemetery with military honors presented by the Midland Area Veterans and the U.S.Marine Corps. Daniel's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Area Veterans, Berryhill Baseball or the