Kenneth Anders, a lifetime resident of Warsaw, quietly passed away in his home on Sunday, May 24, 2020. He was 76 years old.
Born on Jan. 31, 1944, in Warsaw, he was the son of James Howard Anders and Pauline (Shultz) Anders. He was a 1962 graduate of Warsaw High School and was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served in Hawaii, North Carolina and two tours in Vietnam where he laid communication lines. He was also trained in automotive repair while serving and, after being discharged as a sergeant from Cherry Point, N.C., returned to Warsaw, where he worked in the Ford parts department for many years. Later, he took a position driving for Explorer Van.
Kenny, as many knew him, was a proud veteran, a steadfast supporter of our troops and liked to follow politics. He never lost his passion for classic and unique cars and could often be found flipping through Hot Rod Magazine, lingering on any page which showed a 1966 Ford Mustang. He was a regular in the coffee crews of Cozy Cottage and McDonald’s. Most importantly, he was a proud father and loving grandfather – time spent with his family was priceless.
Those who survive include his children: Lisa Grotemat, Fort Wayne; Audrey (Edward) Dempsey, Pierceton; Adam (Jaci) Anders, Warsaw; Gregory Anders, Warsaw; and Kathryn (Rob Jeffery) Anders, Warsaw; 11 grandchildren: Alex, Beth, Rachel, Kylee, Dailyn, Issac, Sylvia, Randal, Adaline, Amelia and Gavin; and two great-grandchildren: Easton and Cole. His sister-in-law, Sue Anders (wife to David), also survives.
He was preceded in passing by his brothers: David Anders and Richard Anders; and by his parents.
A life celebration is planned with Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, with visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28. At 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, a funeral will be held at Titus Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by members of American Legion Post 49 and VFW Post 1126.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.TitusFuneralHome.com