Dr. Marc Hanson Anderson, 62, of Ledgeview, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Saturday morning, August 20, 2016. He was born on August 20, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dr. John T. and Ann M. Anderson. On May 21, 1978, he married Marian Klem in St. Anthony, Indiana. Dr. Anderson graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He subsequently attended the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then went on to practice in Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin from 1985 until his retirement on June 11, 2015.
Throughout his life, Dr. Anderson was a very active person. He competed in numerous marathons and triathlons, including two Ironman competitions. Dr. Anderson also enjoyed cycling and skiing and participated in many American Birkebeiners.
His passion was sailing and he found great comfort on the water. He also loved to travel, especially to Scandinavia and the British Virgin Islands.
Above all else, his family was always most important to him.
Dr. Anderson was a selfless, caring, generous, and humble person with an amazing sense of humor. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marian; children, Robert (Emily) Anderson and their children, Lincoln and Owen; Katherine (Gearin) Green; Lauren (Jeffrey) Schmidt; Jennifer Anderson; mother, Ann Anderson; sisters, Annette (Michael) Quebe; Jane Anderson; Teena Anderson; brother, Matt (Karol) Anderson; and many other special relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. John T. Anderson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Othmar B. Klem and Mildred M. Klem.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, at Resurrection Catholic Parish, 333 Hilltop Dr., from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, August 25th, at Resurrection Catholic Parish from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made in Dr. Anderson’s name to the Medical College of Wisconsin and the American Heart Association.
A heartfelt thank you to all of Dr. Anderson’s friends and colleagues for all of their support and also a special thank you to Ledgeview Fire and Rescue and the staff at Bellin Hospital, especially Michong Powers, for their extraordinary care.
Marc is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug.22 to Aug.25, 2016.