Bruce R. Anderson

March 20, 1925September 8, 2012

Bruce R. Anderson was born on March 20, 1925 in Fairfield Township, Michigan and died on September 8, 2012. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in engineering, he worked for many years with American Standard, then later in life as a real estate agent.

Bruce is the loving husband of Adelaide and the beloved father of Mary Ellen (Bill) Blaine, Stephen (Cheryl) Anderson, Carol (Larry) Hutcherson, Janet (Mark) Pikulik and the late Dolores. He is the grandfather of Melissa, Josh, Auston, Matt, Sarah, Jeremy, Natalie, Rachel, Amy, Larry and Katherine and the great grandfather of Jeweli, Tyler, Kayla, Jacob, Nathaniel and Connor. Bruce is the brother of the late Irwyn and brother-in-law of Rosella and Joan and the late Romilda, Mary Ann and Dorothy.

Friends may visit Bruce's family on Tuesday September 11, 2012 from 2 pm until 9 pm and his funeral service will be held during the visitation at 6:30 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile, Livonia, Michigan 48152. The funeral home is located on the north side of W. Six Mile, east of I-275 and Newburgh Road.

Committal and Navy Military Funeral Honors Service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday September 21, 2012 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, located at 420 Belford Road in Holly, Michigan 48442.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gleaner's Food Bank or to Catholic Relief Services:

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan 2131 Beaufait Detroit, Michigan 48207 866-GLEANER (453-2637)

Catholic Relief Services 228 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3443 877-435-7277


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Committal and Navy Military Honors Services Friday, September 21, 2012

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October 1, 2012

So sad to find out just now of the passing of my friend and good neighbor from across the street here in Redford. Whenever I would cut my grass or water it Bruce would come across the street and we would talk at length about retirement, finances, the current state of real estate in Redford, and the condition of the neighborhood. I will truly miss him. May Sweet Jesus keep him close to his Sacred Heart.
Rich Mucha, Redford Twp., Michigan September 30, 2012

Trevor Keiser

September 11, 2012

I am sorry to hear about Grandpa Anderson, he was a good man. Praying for the family.

September 10, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Bruce's death. He was a God sent to me when I was looking for my house. He was a gentle and Kind man. I ask God to wrap him in his arms and keep him close. I know this is a hard time for his wife & family who loved him so much, so my prayers go out to all of you and I ask God to see you through the times ahead. Peace & prayers, Eileen

Tom, Georgina, Jessica, James and Jennifer Dluzynski

September 10, 2012

Mr. Anderson was a kind and loving man. Always cheerful with a smile on his face. Extremely thoughtful and friendly person who cared and was interested in everyone he met. He will be missed by all, but carried on in our hearts. Now resting in the hands of God he is at peace. <3

Diane Schulte

September 10, 2012

My Uncle Bruce was so handsome and gracious. He would move quietly through family parties and smile and/or talk to everyone. He always treated Aunt Addie with great respect and was gentle with his children. That's why its so sad to lose him now.

Gail Cosgriff

September 10, 2012

So, so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. May you find consolation in knowing he is at peace with the Lord. Sending you my love and prayers.