Frank Anderson, Jr.

Born: Sun., Nov. 11, 1923
Died: Wed., May 27, 2020

Family to do services at later date

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Frank Anderson Jr. was born on November 11, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Frank Anderson Sr. and Lucille Walker. Frank was the oldest of eight siblings. Three of which preceded him in death, Joseph Anderson, Mary Ann Bardo, and Lillie Lacy. He is survived by Bessie Selmon, South Bend, Indiana, Luvenia Nance, Sparta, Illinois, Melvin Anderson Sr., Sparta, Illinois and Michael Anderson, Riverside, California.


He departed this life on May 28, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Frank was 96 years old. On September 11, 1951 Frank was united in marriage to Virgie L. Tender. To this union one son Frank Anderson III was born. They were married for 60 years. She preceded him in death. He was also, preceded in death by one daughter, Margo McCullum.


Frank entered military service in 1944 where he served in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed by Studebaker Corporation, Bendix, and The South Bend Community School Corporation. He was a head engineer at several of the school he worked at. When he retired in 1989 he was working at Dickinson Middle School. Frank was a lifetime member of the N.A.A.C.P and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.


He leaves to mourn his passing a son Frank Anderson III (Abigail) of South Bend, Indiana; step-children, Sharon McCullum Copeland of Hazel Crest, Illinois and John McCullum (Arline) of South Bend, Indiana. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, Frank Anderson IV, Martell Ross Anderson, Kim McCullum, John Robert McCullum, Jillian McCullum, Arline McCullum, Tia Rouse, Ardis Wilson and Sheldon Miller. He also has many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He also has a very special nephew, Jerry K. Pope of Los Angeles, California and a special niece Jo Ann Reynolds, Corona, California.


A special thanks to Raymond Kerr, Jacqueline Rico and Jose Hernandez.


The family will be forever grateful for the care shown by Dr. Sylvania Atallah and the Hospice team at Harbor Light for the many acts of kindness shown to him during his illness.


Arrangements entrusted to Welsheimer Family Funeral Home. Family and friends may leave email condolences at Memorial contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Heroes Camp, 4130 Hickory Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.


Interment will be St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park


A celebration of life will be announced at a later time.


There will only be a private viewing for the family

Charitable donations may be made in Frank's memory to the following organization:

Heroes Camp, Inc.,
4130 Hickory Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Dave and Jill Hoffman
   Posted Sun May 31, 2020
Frank, sorry for your loss.

Jan Salazar
   Posted Sun May 31, 2020
Frank was a very nice man and was a good friend to my Dad at The Hearth. They sat together for meals and he was always so pleasant. He will be missed.

Michael Jacobs
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
Fair winds and following seas.

Jim O'Donnell
   Posted Mon June 01, 2020
I am sad to hear of the passing of your father. Even though he lived to a ripe old age, there's no time when it isn't painful for the survivors when a parent passes on to greater glory in the Lord. Just remember him for how he was at times that make you smile and he will live on with you until it is your turn to join him.

Jim Moon
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
I offer my condolences and sympathy, for your loss. Frank 111 was a friend, and Johnny Mac - a coworker for years, then we became friends, then more like family, welcomed into ech others homes and participated in family gatherings. I saw John and Arlene's children grow and our sons, become friends at LaSalle.
Law Enforcement, made us ALL - a Family. THAT Family ... stands the test of time and knows, no boundries. In your time of need, I stand by your side, to comfort you, as you will stand by me, when the time comes. To the family of Frank Anderson Jr., I love you and am here to support you.

Nancy Kletzing
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
We had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Frank both at Brookdale and more recently at The Hearth, since we do weekly Bible studies at both of these facilities. We surely enjoyed Frank's kind and gentle demeanor. He was a joy to converse with and was quite regular at our Bible Studies. Our prayers are with you during this sad time.
Nancy, Kay, & Dave
Amazing Grace Ministries, Gospel City Church

Damian Dieter
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
Frank came to my office always with a smile. He will be missed by my staff and myself. Rest in Peace my friend.