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Victor R. Anderson

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Anderson, Victor R. Passed away peacefully on October 24, 2012, at the age of 87. Devoted husband of Ann (nee Vernon), the love of his life. Survived by sons Vic (Nanea Reeves) Anderson, D. Scott Anderson, Paul Anderson, Chuck (Joanne) Taylor, Chris (Patrina Reeves) Taylor and sister Lorna. Also 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and beloved nieces and nephews. He is preceded by parents Victor and Ruth, brothers James and Don, sisters Katherine, Beverly and Jackie and son, Clark Taylor. Vic was born and lived in the Milwaukee area attending Gesu School, Lincoln High School and graduated from Marquette University. He left high school at the age of 17 to become a Marine Raider during WWII and served in the South Pacific undergoing heavy action on the islands of Guam, Guadelcanal, Okinawa and others and incurring wounds on Guadelcanal and Okinawa for which he was awarded The Purple Heart. Vic was a teacher and administrator for MPS for 30 years and retired as Assistant Principal at Custer High School in 1985. For 9 years he was head basketball coach at North Division High School during which time he compiled a record of 248 wins and 27 losses, a winning percentage that will most likely never be duplicated. In 1998 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 1875 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, from 4 to 6 PM. A Service will be held at 6 PM.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 28, 2012
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