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Henry “Hank” T. Anderson
September 20, 1927 - May 10, 2017
Service Date: May 16, 2017
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave., Kenosha, WI. Entombment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S 76th St #160, Milwaukee, WI 53214, would be appreciated by the family.
Henry T. “Hank” Anderson, age 89, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Philadelphia, MS on September 20, 1927, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Clara (Reed) Anderson. He spent his younger years in Mississippi, later moving to East St. Louis and came to Kenosha in 1956.
On October 20, 1985, Hank was united in marriage to Earnestine “Tina” Crain.
Hank was a hard-working man, owning several companies over the years. While living in East St. Louis he owned and operated Crescent Cab Company and worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for 13 years. Back in Kenosha, he opened Blue Flame on 60th and 30th in the 1960’s. He later opened Hank & Sons Tavern for 13 years, Hank & Tina’s for 17 years and was also employed with AMC/Chrysler Corp., as an inspector for over 30 years. He delivered the Kenosha News for 12 years, worked for St. Catherine’s Hospital in the maintenance department and also worked for Laidlaw Bus Company.
Hank was a member of Coleman Chapel, the UAW Local #72 Retirees and former member of the Masonic, Elks and REEB Lodges. In his free time, he enjoyed shooting pool, playing cards and caring for his rental properties.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Tina; his six children, Aubrey (Linda) Anderson, Beverly (Nabeeh) El-Amin, Janice (Gerald) Wilcoxin, Rochelle Anderson-Moore, Erwin (Cynthia) Anderson and Cynthia Anderson. Hank is further survived by his siblings, Louise Clemons, Olden Anderson, Marzell Anderson, Barbara Anderson, Hattie Jones, Thelma Rush and Billy Anderson; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Hank is preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Anderson; two sons, Cornelius Anderson in infancy and Wayne Anderson; two brothers, A. C. Anderson, Jesse Anderson and a sister, Gloria Lewis.