Obituary for Arthur G. Anderson
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah
Arthur G. Anderson, 83, of Holmen, WI. formerly of Eau Claire passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI.
He was born on December 10, 1935, to Clifford and Lucille Anderson in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated in 1954 from Eau Claire High School. He married the love of his life, Virginia Nelson on July 3, 1955. They recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary with their special traditional trip to Algoma, WI.
Arthur was a renowned wildlife artist. He attended UW-Eau Claire where he took college-level art classes and finished his art education at the Art Instructional School of Minneapolis, MN. He has won numerous awards and contests over the last 30+ years, including the highest accolade for a wildlife artist- the Federal Duck Stamp design for 1987-1988. He also won the State Duck Stamp design for 2004 and 2007, and the State Turkey Stamp for 1990 and 1995.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, Brian (Linda) Anderson of Osseo, WI., Kristi (Jeff) Gregg of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, John (Amy) Anderson Cornell, WI, Steve Anderson of Wisconsin Dells, WI, and Chad (Marlena) Anderson of Rochester, MN; brother, David (Pat) Anderson of Clinton Township, MI; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many beloved relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clifford Anderson; sons, Kevin and Timothy Anderson; and granddaughter, Nicole Musch. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1900 Bainbridge Street, La Crosse. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Lunch to follow at Holland Town Hall on McHugh Road, Holmen, WI.
Art was grateful to Jehovah for richly blessing his life in so many ways. He will be greatly missed.
The Sletten-McKee-Hanson Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sharon (Grilley) Wittren, Sarasota, FL
August 13, 2019 @ 10:55 am
I cherish the memories of Art, Dave, and Art’s mother, my Sunday School teacher, at Grace. It was my pleasure to get to know Art better in his senior year at Memorial. What a joy to see true love when Art and Ginny got together. It was my privilege to attend their wedding at First Lutheran and to witness the start of their life together. My thoughts and prayers are with Ginny and family as they grieve their loss and celebrate the love and talent their husband and father shared with them.
August 14, 2019 @ 3:21 am
Ginny & family, I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful talented man. It is also a great loss for the art world and all who knew him and admired his work. Arletta Rud
Mike and Phyllis Martino
August 21, 2019 @ 5:49 am
Ginny and family, you are in our prayers. Art was a generous, kind and talented man. We admired his perseverance and success in his art career. I remember him telling how he would get up in the middle of the night to paint and then go and paint signs at the sign shop during the day. He was Phyllis’ second art teacher and encouraged her in her art career while teaching her good painting technique. We enjoyed the times we could get together with you and Art and fellow artists.
October 4, 2020 @ 2:50 pm
I have so many good memories of
Art, Ginny and Sid and Janet in 1955,
in Colorado. We were young kids just starting out in life.
I had a feeling Art had passed. I looked his name up in Obituary’s and
found that he had.
I kept all of our correspondence and pictures of Art’s art work over the years. I am using Art’s story to encourage a talented Great Grandson, to pursue a career in art.
So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Heaven is a better place with Art and Sid there together.
Phone : 720-935-7108 Would love to hear from Ginny to catch up.