TRAVERSE CITY — Edward Thomas "Eddie" Anderson, 41, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2013, at Munson Medical Center following a brief illness. Born Sept. 30, 1971, in Leelanau County, he was the son of Thomas J. and Victoria M. (Chippewa) Anderson.
Eddie was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
For a number of years, Eddie worked as a short order cook, working in various restaurants throughout the Grand Traverse area.
Eddie will fondly be remembered for his free-spirited, outgoing personality, his great people skills and his giving ways. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his father, Thomas J. "Tom" Anderson, of Traverse City; siblings, Joanne (Scott) Winowiecki, of Traverse City, Lisa (Joe) Cox, of Waterford, and Tom Anderson, of Tempe, Ariz.; six nieces and nephews, Craig, Kellen, Patrick, Isabel, Thomas and John; along with aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Victoria M. "Vicki" Anderson; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Memorial services will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place, per Eddie's request.
In remembrance of Eddie, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of choice.
Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.