Dennis M. PhD
Dr. Dennis M. Anderson, 78, of Toledo, OH died Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. He was born in Delaware, OH on October 28, 1934, to Ira and Virginia (McCarty) Anderson and was married in Toledo on September 29, 2000, to Sandra L. Beck. Dennis received a Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and his Master's and PhD from Northwestern University in political science. He worked as a Political Science professor for over 40 years at Bowling Green State University. Dennis achieved Eagle Scout honors in Evanston, IL and was an active stamp collector. He was member of the Civil War Followers, and was active in the Democratic Party. He enjoyed spending the summers at his home at Lake Mildred in Rhineland, WI.
He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend, Sandra; daughter, Suzanne Anderson; stepchildren, Lori Howard, Michelle Manders, and Erin Owczarzak; seven step-grandchildren; brother, Michael Anderson.
Services will be private and burial will take place alongside the rest of his family in Sycamore Cemetery in Mentone, IN. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit, Toledo, OH 43609 or to the Parkcliffe Alzheimer's Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane, Toledo, OH 43615. Arrangements are being handled by Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133).
Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 18, 2012