John Anderegg
1948 - 2021
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John Anderegg

Green Bay - John B Anderegg, 72, Green Bay, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather "bumpa", friend, fell into the loving arms of his Savior on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at home after a valiant fight against cancer. John was born to the late Florence (Kunutson) Anderegg in July of 1948. In 1967, he graduated from Preble High School followed by three years of service in the Army during the Vietnam War. After his return home he obtained a business degree from Lakeland College and married Barbara Salvage. They had two sons together before Barb passed away in 1987 from cancer. Upon finding out that a childhood friend was suffering from Alzheimer's, John found the strength to help care for Gaylen Gerondale and his family as well as his own family. Eventually, John made a promise to his dying friend that he would make sure that his wife and three children would be taken care of. On July 14,1989, Mary Ann (La Plant) Gerondale became his everything in their fairytale love story!

John inspired everyone that knew him to do more in life! He attained his pilot license in his early 50's, completed a century road bike ride at the age of 68 and because he thrived on meeting new people, early into his retirement, he became a Packer Tour guide. "Welcome to historic Lambeau Field. Home of the 13-time world champion Green Bay Packers." John became a Booyah Master after years of trials and errors. He was THE planner of all family gatherings. His grandchildren meant the world to him. He and Mary Ann would travel hours for softball games, show choir competitions, donkey races, cheerleading competitions, biking and running races, and so forth. We always knew he was near when we heard his signature whistle. Above everything else was his relationship with the Lord. He was truly God's servant and the gentle strength of the family.

John is survived by his loving and amazing wife Mary Ann, his sons, John B Anderegg, Jr. (grandson, Orin); Jim (Lisa Macpherson) Anderegg (granddaughters, Jasmine and Josie) both of Colorado; Mary Ann's children that he thought of as his own: Rick Gerondale of Madison, Scott (Bridget) Gerondale (granddaughters Kayla and Elise) of Green Bay, and Sara Gerondale of Green Bay; sisters, Joanne Pasterski of Folsom, CA and Jayne Marler of Green Bay; Mary Ann's siblings: Gary (Joan) La Plant of Luxemburg; Bill (Jeanine) La Plant; Peter La Plant and Paul (Candace) La Plant all of Green Bay; many wonderful nieces and nephews.

He is reunited in heaven with his mother; first wife; sisters & brothers-in-law Carole (Timothy) Baker, Sandra (Richard) Elgin, Richard Pasterski and Ron Marler; Niece, Lana Holzner and Mother-in-law Dorothy La Plant.

The family would like to thank ALL who were supportive to Mary Ann and John during his illness. A special thank you to friends, Paul Koch, Randy and Maggie Rettler, Cindy and Brian Buckles; Unity Hospice; and the caring Doctors and staff at Green Bay Oncology.

A time of visitation will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 3186 Eaton Rd, from 2:00-4:00 pm on Friday, April 9, followed by a Celebration of the Resurrection Service at 4:00 pm with Pastor Stephen Sauer officiating. Masks encouraged. John will be laid to rest at the Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum, in the Town of Scott.

"Sometimes two broken hearts find each other and then they heal each other, they protect each other and they love each other for the rest of their lives."




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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 11, 2021
Sara, Jim, and Mary Ann,

I am so sorry to learn that “Mr. A” passed away. He was a good man and I have such good memories of him. Holding you in my thoughts and sending love.
Jody Remsing
Acquaintance
April 10, 2021
I had met John many years ago when i worked in radio. I hadn't seen him in a long time, then, right before my retirement, I became a tour guide with the Packers and saw a familiar face in John. It was as if we had seen each other just the week before. Unfortunately with the pandemic, i haven't been back to the stadium for a long time,, so I hadn't seen him. I was saddened to hear today through a mutual acquaintance of his passing. He was a humble, gracious, good man. He will be missed.

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Doug Kauffman
Friend
April 9, 2021
Mary Ann - I was greatly saddened to hear of John's death. Please accept my sincere condolences. There is little anyone can do or say at a time like this, but I wanted you to know that my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you during these trying times. John was one of my favorite people in life. It will be painful knowing he is not with us.
Chip Coakley
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April 8, 2021
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April 8, 2021
Mary Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Christine Riemer
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April 8, 2021
I knew John since Jr High School. I am saddened to fear of his death. What a beautiful tribute his obituary is. Mary Ann my deepest sympathy to you and the family. My thoughts snd prayers are with you all. May John rest in the peace of God
Diane(Rueckl) Mcloskey
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April 8, 2021
Paul Hoeft
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April 8, 2021
Dear Mary Ann and Family, Al and I were saddened to hear about John’s passing. We met he and Barb through tennis when they moved to Green Bay. We knew that John was the ultimate caregiver. What a lovely tribute to this wonderful man. Our sincere sympathies to you Mary Ann. Rest In Peace, dear friend.
Al and Gloria Slack
Friend
April 8, 2021
I enjoyed our brief time together in that we had all been separated by the miles in which we all lived. However, whenever connecting with John and cousin's, it was if we started where we left off. John you will be missed, continue your biking in the heaven above! We continue to pray and rejoice John life, for he touched many! Much love Mary Ann and Fam.
Donnie Dockry
Family
April 7, 2021
God Bless you my brother in Christ Jesus.
John touched my life and my heart even though I only knew him a short while.
We served the needy together at Manna For Life Ministries for a couple years.
I will miss him. I express my sorrow to the family, especially Mary, and assure you of my prayers.
Deacon Art
Deacon Art Gerstner
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April 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss Mary A
Toni Norton
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April 7, 2021
I will miss you dear friend.
Nancie Luther
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April 7, 2021
Remembering Uncle John with love.
Todd and Marsha
April 7, 2021
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April 7, 2021
I worked with John at Saranac for a number of years. John and I shared an affection for coffee, the stronger the better and to the disdain of the other coffee drinkers in the office, we made the coffee. John and I traveled 2 weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to Atlanta for a trade show. We both were torn on whether to drive or fly from Green Bay. We flew and we were the only ones other than 1 or 2 other people on each flight. The trade show was 95% empty, due to peoples fear of traveling at the time. I learned so much about John during those 6 days especially his love for the music of Jimmy Buffet. I truely had a great time with him, although the trip was a business washout, I gained a friend. In the office John always had a pleasant thing to say and was very upbeat, he was always happy and it was infectious. God bless your soul John. I offer my sincerest condolences to John's family.
JR Fabry
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April 7, 2021
My Heartfelt Sympathy Mary Ann and to your families.
John Blessed the people in your lives by his warm, kindness and happiness ways.
God Blessed you both with each other!
Linda A Nuthals
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April 7, 2021
What a beautifully written tribute. I extend my most sincere sympathies to you all. I have good memories of times spent with your family in my younger years and will affectionately remember John as "Mr. A". May you all find peace and comfort in the love and memories that were created. God Bless
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April 6, 2021
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