In Memory of Kenneth Anderson

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday September 11, 2021
715 Steer & Beer
W6087 US Hwy 10
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Kenneth Wayne Anderson, age 62 of Hager City, WI, passed away July 25, 2021 at the Ellsworth Health Services.  Kenneth was born October 3, 1958 in Red Wing, MN to Wayne and Rochelle (Dopkins) Anderson.  He graduated from Ellsworth High School with the Class of 1977.  Ken’s life was blessed with a son, Logan James.  Ken enjoyed his work as a Field Technician for Ag Source and the camaraderie he shared with the many local farmers he was blessed to work with.

Ken was a sports enthusiast, who loved watching and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.  He always cherished the memories of his time playing high school football.  Ken was especially proud of his son, Logan and never missed a sporting event or game of his.   Not only was Ken a wonderful father, but a proud grandfather.  He was honored with the title of “Grandpa,” and was delighted in the opportunity to meet his first and only grandson before he passed away.  Ken enjoyed his time mowing lawns for others and cruising around in his side-by-side.

Ken will remain in the hearts of his son, Logan (Megan) Anderson; grandson, Croy Anderson; mother of Ken’s only son, Denise Reinke; father, Wayne Anderson; siblings, Kathy (Dan) Enberg, Rand (Ellen Meier) Anderson and Lisa (Lawren) Duncan; along with many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rochelle Anderson; grandparents, Archie and Myrtle Anderson and Lyman and Aletha Dopkins.

A Celebration of Ken’s life will take place Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the 715 Steer & Beer, W6087 US Hwy 10, Ellsworth, WI.  A private family burial will be held at Bethel Covenant Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth (715) 273-4421.

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  • I am so sad to hear this news. I have so many good memories of Kenny. Always such a sweet boy in school. And that mischievous smile!! I literally was just thinking of him a few days ago and was hopeful I’d have the chance to see him again. I’m thankful his painful struggle is over and know that he is in a better place watching over his family with love and pride. Prayers for you all.

  • Though many years have past, it seems like not so long ago, we were just hanging out. May you rest in peace my friend. May God bring peace to Wayne, Rand, Lisa and all the rest of the family.

  • Ken was a great father, and he taught my brother how to be a great parental figure as well. Knowing the love and effort he put into raising Logan, I know Croy will have a wonderful life of his own. Ken was always sweet and down to earth, and when ever I would visit when I was younger with Logan, he always made sure I was having fun. Rest in Peace, Ken.

  • Kenny was an amazing brother-in-law for the time he was part of our family. He has always had a special place in my heart as he truly treated me as a little sister. He will be missed by many.

  • A friend for life with many laughs,
    a few beers, and we may have gotten
    In trouble once or twice. You may be
    Gone, but you will never be forgotten
    My friend 🍻

  • Ken was an amazing father. He loved Logan more than anything in life. He will always be remembered for this and I wish he could have been around longer to see Croy grow up. I know he would have been an amazing grandpa like he was a father. RIP