Byron 'Slim' Anderson Jr.
HOLMEN -- Byron "Slim" Anderson Jr., 73, of Holmen passed away Tuesday night, Feb. 9, 2021, in his home.
He was born March 27, 1947, to Bryon Anderson Sr. and Evelyn (Sackmaster).
Slim loved his time up north at his camper on the lake, fishing everyday in the spring, summer and fall. He loved getting together with his great group of friends for his favorite meal, breakfast. Lunch dates with his buddies, dinner or coffee talk with his coffee crew at Quick Stop or Burger King, and Friday night fish for many years.
He loved spending time with his son, Jared, watching him grow up and play sports throughout high school and college. He was always excited when his bonus kids, Mike Coady (Becky) and Molly Viehl (Corey) would be in town, with his bonus grandkids, Isabel, Ray, and Lou Coady, Maisy, George, Gus and Charlie Viehl, and take them fishing or relaxing on the deck at the lake. He loved watching high school baseball at the pit, enjoyed following the Wisconsin Badgers football and basketball, Milwaukee Brewers, along with the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed deer hunting in the fall his entire life, at his grandpas old farm land outside of Holmen, with his brother, Steve and son, Jared. You'd always find him with Diet Pepsi and Winston in his hand and you'd be greeted with a big warm jolly smile everyone knew and loved about him. He was a great friend, loyal, hospitable, genuine, everyone enjoyed all of his stories and sense of humor.
Slim served his country in the U.S. Army and toured to Vietnam, and was a postmaster, in Holmen, for 34+ years.
He was survived by his only son, Jared; brothers, Dennis, Steve; sisters, Gloria, Diane.
A heart felt special thank you from Jared on behalf of his Dad, to the people that helped him these past few years at home and around town, when he started to slow down. Bill Frier, Richard Kastenschmidt, Sandra Gilbertson, his brother, Steve, Carl Hanson, and Eric Hanson. Would also like to thank his camping neighbors, Buck and Linda LeJune, and David and Karla Anderson, for keeping his spirits up and helping him out at his camper, for many great years up north, and especially his siblings, for all their help. I appreciate you more than I can describe.
Service/memorial will be a casual virtual memory sharing opportunity in a few weeks, via Zoom app, and in person service and location TBA later in the Spring.
Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.