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Wendell W Anderson, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1925
Death: May 19, 2006

Wendell W. Anderson Jr., 81, died Friday, May 19, 2006, of complications following a long battle with diabetes.

Mr. Anderson retired in 1990 as chairman of Bundy Corp. He was best known, however, for his many philanthropic activities, which included serving on the boards of The Edison Institute, Henry Ford Health System, College for Creative Studies, United Foundation, University-Liggett School and many others.

He was a founding board member and vice chairman of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and founder and chairman of the Anderson Family Fund which has been generous in its support of many charitable causes.

Mr. Anderson was descended from a long-standing Detroit family. His grandfather, John W. Anderson, was chief counsel and member of the board of the original Ford Motor Co. His father, Wendell W. Sr., was a well-known philanthropist in the Detroit area.

He graduated from Yale University after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II where he participated in the Okinawa campaign.

He was an ardent fan of Detroit sports teams, particularly the Lions and Tigers. He was a member of Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Club and Yondotega Club.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa "Lisa;" daughter, Lindsay Anderson Connell of Ann Arbor; and brother, John of Palm Beach, Fla.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Sally; and sons, Wendell and David.

A memorial service was held at Christ Church Grosse Pointe on Wednesday, May 24.

Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Health System, Office of Philanthropy, 1 Ford Place, 5B, Detroit, MI 48202, or Henry Ford Museum. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wendell W Anderson (1901 - 1959)
 
 Spouses:
  Sally Warren Anderson (1926 - 1993)
  Melissa Beth Stanley Lamoree Anderson (1950 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  Wendell W Anderson (1949 - 1990)*
  David W Anderson (1952 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Wendell Anderson (1923 - 2008)*
  Wendell W Anderson (1925 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Time_angel
Record added: Feb 16, 2014
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Wendell W Anderson, Jr
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