Michael Lorin Anderson, 61, of Vermillion, South Dakota passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his residence.
A visitation service will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5-7PM at Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be at Luze Funeral Home in Highmore, South Dakota on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2PM. Burial will be in Highmore Cemetery in Highmore following the services. Honorary pallbearers are the Class of 1977.
Michael was born in Faulkton, South Dakota to Harold Anderson and Eunice (Jacobson) Anderson on March 6, 1958.
He married Kendraa Butterfield in March 1982. To this union brought two children, Bryce and Terra, also a step-son, Nathan. They later divorced in 2004.
Michael enjoyed working numerous jobs; cooking was a specialty but Sundt Construction was the one that allowed him to travel to different places in which he loved to spend his time, such as Victoria, Texas and Cave Creek, Arizona. He referred to himself as wood tick and was proud of the many bridges and projects he had his hands on in Omaha, Nebraska. He helped construct the ConAgra Water Fountain and the League Jungle at the Henry Doorly Zoo. Mike was definitely an early riser. He always looked out for the underdogs of the world and had a kind soul.
In 2010, Mike moved back to South Dakota, working in Mitchell, Yankton, and finally landing in Vermillion. He was a custodian at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion for the past few years and loved his Beede Hall kids. Mike had a great sense of humor, and would wiggle his ears on a daily basis to make people laugh.
Mike is survived by his children; a son, Bryce (Michala) Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska; a daughter, Terra (Mike) Robb of Springfield, Nebraska; Grandchildren, Hogan and Baby Boy, Clayson and Celia; two brothers, Dusty (Cindy) Anderson of Yankton, South Dakota and Burton (Laura) Anderson of Highmore, South Dakota; a sister-in-law, Linda Anderson of Sturgis, South Dakota; numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Eunice; brother, Scott; niece, Shantel; close friend, Bob Beastrom