Neil “Butch” Ray Anderson 77 of Harrison passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center, West Branch, Michigan. Neil was born March 14, 1942 in Harrison, the son of Edwin Earle Anderson and Ada C. (Cain) Anderson. Butch graduated from Harrison High School Class of 1961. Upon graduation, Neil enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served his country in Korea. Butch was a life long resident of Harrison. Many will remember his early years of employment at the Music Box of Houghton Lake, where he held the position of Social Director and Bouncer. In later years, Neil worked at Travel Land RV Center of Houghton Lake as a Salesman.
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Butch was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Harrison for many years. On December 28, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois, Neil was united in marriage to Martha Jane (Hopper) Anderson. Mrs. Anderson preceded Neil in death on March 18, 2015 after nineteen years of marriage. Neil enjoyed collecting clocks, owl’s and various other collectables. He was a fierce competitor at playing cards, dominoes and many board games. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and car show attendee.
Surviving Mr. Anderson are his two siblings; Jo Jean “Jody” Riedel of Houghton Lake and Frank Anderson of Mayville, Michigan, many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Butch was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Jarvis, one brother, Gayle “Andy” Anderson, one sister in-law, Carolyn Anderson and two brother in-laws; Dick Jarvis and Dave Riedel.
Memorial services for Butch will be held Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from KB Ranch, 5323 North Old State Avenue, Harrison. To share an online memory or condolence with Neil’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Anderson are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.