James "Jim" A. Anderson

January 03, 1935 - November 02, 2023


Obituary For James "Jim" A. Anderson

McFarland - James "Jim" Anderson, age 88, passed away on November 2, 2023 at his residence in McFarland Villa Assisted Living. He was born on January 3, 1935 in Detroit, MI to parents Arthur and Luella (Hanson) Anderson. At the age of nine, Jim moved with his family to the family farm in McFarland, WI. He entered the United States Army, serving at the end of the Korean War. Jim liked to say "they surrendered when they heard Jim Anderson was coming over". After his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked for 25 years as a salesman for Frank Beer Distribution. Jim married Beverly Hoppmann in January 1960, and in their 27 years of marriage, they were blessed with four children. Jim was a longtime member of West Koshkonong Lutheran Church. He lived between Sister Bay, WI and Vero Beach, FL with his companion of the past 22 years, Peggy Spengler. Jim was a dedicated Badgers and Packers fan. Above all, he cherished being surrounded by family, friends, and conversation. Jim will be dearly missed and remembered fondly for his great sense of humor and his true love for his children.

Jim is survived by his four children, Barbara (Kenneth Paul) Anderson, Julie (Dain) Padfield, Eric Anderson (Shawn Smith), Lisa Anderson; and two grandchildren, Griffin Paul, Haley Padfield (fiancé Spencer Krebsbach). He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife, and sister, Marion Onsrud.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff of McFarland Villa Assisted Living.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2023 at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 1911 Koshkonong Rd., Stoughton, WI. Visitation will be one hour prior, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will follow at the West Koshkonong Church Cemetery. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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10 Nov


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church 1911 Koshkonong Road Stoughton, WI 53589 Get Directions »
10 Nov

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church 1911 Koshkonong Road Stoughton, WI 53589 Get Directions »
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  • November 08, 2023

    To all the family and friends of Jim: my wife Mayra and I send our warm condolences. We only knew Mr. Jim, as we affectionately called him, for a few short years, but he touched our hearts with his genuine kindness and warm, friendly personality. We will miss him very much, but look forward to seeing him again when God's purpose for the earth and for all those asleep in His limitless memory will be fulfilled (John 5:28, 29) Brad and Mayra Catherman

  • November 08, 2023

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the whole family. We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We loved him and will miss him . May he be at peace. Jerry and Helen


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    Johnson Lesley planted 10 trees in memory of James "Jim" A. Anderson . - November 09, 2023

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    Charles Hoppmann sent Beautiful Dreams for James "Jim" A. Anderson - November 06, 2023

    Wishing you peace and love. Charlie, Agnieszka, Antonina, and Karina Hoppmann

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