Mark D. Anderson, 74, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from complications related to a recently diagnosed cancer illness. His wife, children, and grandchildren were present.
Mark was born Friday, October 18, 1946 in Red Wing, Minnesota, the son of Donald and Frances (Stiller) Anderson.
Mark served in the United States Marine Corps and spent a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968, prior to graduating from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mark and his wife Barb moved to Wyoming from Massachusetts to be closer to family members. Prior to his retirement, Mark served as Engineering Manager for Britz & Company. Mark is mourned by his beloved and devoted wife, Barbara Smith; his wonderful children, Kurt Anderson, daughter-in-law, Amita Sharma; grandchild, Ria, and his daughter, Heidi Anderson Ellis, son-in-law, Christian Ellis; grandchildren, Libby, Henry, and Owen; plus a large extended family scattered throughout the United States. Mark was an engaged, devoted, and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who enjoyed life to the fullest and gave back to all who knew him. The immediate family is grateful for the excellent and compassionate healthcare provided to Mark through the Wyoming VA in Cheyenne and for the ongoing loving support shown by his extended family and friends.
Due to the pandemic, there will be no viewing services. Mark’s remains will be cremated. A mass will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Mark’s name, on a date to be set. A memorial service is planned for next summer to celebrate the full and joyful life of Mark D. Anderson. If you wish, you may make a small contribution in Mark’s name to one the following organizations: (1) The American Cancer Society; (2) the Wyoming Veterans’ hospital services, (3) any Veterans’ charity and/or support group; or (4) your local AA groups. If you wish further information, please contact Mark’s widow, Barbara Smith, by email at [email protected].
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com