Richard Rick S. Anderson

June 7, 1943August 15, 2010

Age 67, died August 15, 2010. He was born June 7, 1943 in St. Johns, MI to Dorr M. and Margaret L. (Nienaber) Anderson, II. Rick graduated from Michigan State University and was owner/operator of Anderson International Travel until 2009. Surviving are 2 sisters, June (Robert) Cary of Cassopolis, MI and Kay (Jerry) Tiedt of Grand Rapids, MI; one brother, Dorr M. (Danna) Anderson, III of Mexico; 5 nieces; 4 nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, August 19, 2010, at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI. The family will receive friends Thursday at the funeral home from 3-4 PM. Contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 19, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Michael Darner

August 28, 2010

I am stunned to hear of Rick's passing.I first met him in 1972 through friends who were renting from him on Abbott Road, where I later took a room as well.Over time we cooked together, produced a radio program about food, banged out show tunes on his piano, went for fantastic weekend sails on his boat "Inshalla", made great dinner parties with a tight group of terrific friends- I first learned about Julia Child and J & B Scotch from Rick!

He was such a generous, social but shy soul. And always observing the world and the way it worked from his own special perspective.

I moved away but tried to keep in touch over the years, as did many of our group. We tried to make a reunion happen last year, but couldn't, which I shall always regret.

My sincere condolences to his family all of whose names I heard spoken many times. Oddly, I was just thinking of him when I was in Vancouver, gazing at the sea. He often talked about sailing with his brother in Seattle, occasions he dearly loved.

Rick, you were the best of friends and helped set me sailing on my own course through life. I already miss you more than you will ever know.

Michael Darner

David Weight

August 23, 2010

Travel on, Rick; you are the best!

Gail Jorae

August 19, 2010

Sorry to lose my Rodney B classmate and travel assistant thougtout the years. My condolences to his family and friends.

August 19, 2010

We have known Rick for almost 10 years as he was working with our agency Skybird Travels.I was glad to have met him last year for the first time.He was a great guy and I loved talking and working with him.He will be greatly missed.May his soul rest in peace.Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Valerie & John Burbidge (Skybird Travels)

Marian Wege

August 18, 2010

I worked with Rick at AndersonTravel and later became a partner in the business. Eventually I sold my interest and moved to the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Rick & I remained friends through the years, and most recently he shared with me his plans to retire to Mexico. My sincere sympathies to his family. I like to think of his soul wandering the world that he loved so much. Marian Weage, Ft. Thomas, KY

Marian Weage

August 18, 2010

At first I worked with Rick at Anderson Travel and later became a part owner. Eventually I sold my interest and moved back to the Cincinnati, Oh. area, but Rick & I remained good friends throught the years. I am so saddened to hear of his death, and my sincere sympathies go out to his family. He had told me that he planned to retire to Mexico, and I hope that his soul continues to wander the world that he so loved.
Marian Weage, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky Iacross from Cincinnati, OH)

Catherine Pouch

August 18, 2010

We send our sympathy to all of his family. Rick was a wonderful friend from our early years in Grade School to his passing. This is so sad and we will miss him. Go Green - Go White! We all loved the Spartans.
Cathy and Tom

Mike Karber

August 17, 2010

I also worked for Rick at the St Johns IGA from 66 to 69 as his Produce mgr. He taught me a lot & I still remember him as a great boss of which I had great respect for him & his Dad Andy. He gave me his Jaguar convertible for a weekend afternoon & I will never forget it!! MY condolences to the family!!!

Cindy Kinder Preston

August 17, 2010

I worked with Rick at Anderson International Travel, he was such a great person to work with. My sympathies to his family

August 17, 2010

Rick was my boss for 5 years at Andys IGA . I always worked Sundays and so did he . He would go in bakery and create new and different donuts and give them out to customers . He was so fun . Please except my sincere sympathy for your loss .
Janice Dodge Seperic