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Arthur "Art" L Anderson

October 24, 1934 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 83)

Arthur LeRoy Anderson, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 29, 2017, at Vernon Manor in Viroqua. He was born on October 24, 1934 to Charles and Lena (Gald) Anderson. He was confirmed at Utica church, and attended Col. May School House until the 8th grade.  He left school to help on his family Farm and continued farming the rest of his life which was his passion. He Married Carolyn Mae Jahn October 30, 1955 in Tomah.  He worked at the Tobacco Warehouse in Viroqua, Beatrice Foods in Beloit WI, drove school bus, delivery driver for Dolly Madison, and then worked for the Vernon County Highway Department from where he retired.  He served on the Vernon County Board for several years, and also the Jefferson Township board. Art and Carolyn purchased their farm in 1959, where their family lived and worked together.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn; children: Brian (Cindy) Anderson, Terri Bullock, Laurie (Karl) Schmig, 7 Grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a brother in-law: Ernest (Margie) Jahn.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles & Lena Anderson; brothers: Marvin (Vera) Anderson and Clifford (Vernetta) Anderson; Sisters: Kelly (LaVerne) Gabrielson, and Arlene (Arlen) Henthorn; His Mother & Father in-law: Arnold & Dorothy (Beller) Jahn; one son in-law David Bullock, as well as one grandchild Jacob Karl Schmig. 

He was a great Dad and an even greater Grandpa! 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Bad Axe Lutheran Church, rural Purdy. Pastor Don Greven will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  Family and friends may call on Tuesday, January 2nd, from 4-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Bad Axe Lutheran Church or the Vernon Manor Activity Fund. Online condolences may be left at


The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is proudly serving the family of Arthur L. Anderson. 

 Service Information

January 2, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thorson Funeral Home
856 South Rusk Ave
Viroqua, WI 54665

Funeral Service
January 3, 2018

11:00 AM
Bad Axe Lutheran Church
S5755B County Road N
Viroqua, WI 54665

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