Walter William Anderson
September 13, 1927 – August 4, 2019
Walter "Andy" or "W.W." Anderson, age 91, of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. The son of George and Eva (Richett) Anderson, he was born on Sept. 13, 1927. Walter was a proud World War II Navy veteran. He pursued a 28-year career with the Michigan State Police, where he rose through the ranks to retire as a captain/2nd district commander. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Fred Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Martha Robinson and Millie Robb. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Billie; son, Greg (Shannon) Anderson; daughters, Elizabeth (Mark) Thompson and Andrea Tapia; stepdaughters, Nancy Sell, Sue (Mark) Noldy, Janet Nelson and Renee (Fred) Burton; sisters, Eileen (Neil) Fulton, Barb (George) Lintz and Sandy (Chuck) Hall; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Leon and Sharon Kaiser.