Millard Anderson, age 85 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Spring Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
VISITATION will be on Saturday, June 9, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley and one hour prior to the service Sunday.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be on Sunday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.
Burial will be in Gilman Lutheran Church Cemetery, Spring Valley.
Millard was born Jan 9th, 1933 in Spring Valley to Carl and Ingeborg (Gronne) Anderson. Millard grew up on the family farm in Gilman township. He attended the Lone Balsam one room school and then attended Spring Valley Schools until 9th grade-when he quit school to help on the family farm.
Millard married Darlene Helmer on August 10, 1956 at Oak Grove church in Prescott, WI. Together they were blessed with five children, sixteen grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. They made their living working hard on the farm, but his passions were cutting wood, clearing land, making maple syrup, and dancing (especially their famous hop polka). He loved the great outdoors, sleeping in a tent, and the calming sounds of the river. A lifelong dream was his cabin overlooking the Rush River. Many family gatherings, and work days have been spent there together. Millard was a lifelong member of the Gilman church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother Courtney Anderson, sister and her husband Iola (Arnie) Knutson; mother and father-in-law: Edna and Cecil Helmer; in-laws: Larry Schroeder; Kenneth Helmer and Darold and Edna Helmer.
Survivors include his wife Darlene of Spring Valley; children: Monica (John) Robey; Roxanne (Steve) Kiefer; Tammy (Mark Wendlandt) Pasch; Bonita (Larry) Pasch; and Bryon (Sara) Anderson; 16 grandchildren: Chris (Becca) Robey; Brandon (Sangeetha) Pasch; Joshua (Becca) Kiefer; Tyler Pasch; Chad Pasch; Andrew Kiefer; Nathan Pasch; Ben Anderson; Amanda (Charlie) Groepper; Amy (Melissa Lang) Pasch; Hannah Kiefer, Jenny and Laura Robey; and Elizabeth, Grace, and Claire Anderson; 7 great grandchildren: Rocklyn Robey; Addelyn Pasch; Stella and GeorgeAnna Kiefer; Trenton and Nyla Groepper; and Ethan Pasch; in-laws Dorothy Anderson; Joan Helmer; Leon and Carole Helmer; and Marilyn Schroeder; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.