Michael "Mike" Oliver Anderson

Born: Tue., Jun. 17, 1947
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017


4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Michael “Mike” Oliver Anderson, 69, Kokomo, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born June 17, 1947, in Pontiac, Michigan, to James Joseph and Kathleen (Walker) Anderson.  On September 28, 1974, he married Gloria Garcia, in Brown City, Michigan, and she survives.

Mike graduated from Our Lady of Lakes High School, in Waterford, Michigan, in 1965, and from the University of Michigan in 1969, where he earned his MBA in 1974.  In 2003, earned his teaching certificate from Indiana University in Kokomo with a secondary education in social studies.  He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971, serving in Germany and earning the National Service Defense Medal and the expert badge for the M-16.  He worked as finance director for Delphi in Kokomo, special assistant product controller for Harrison Radiator in Buffalo, New York, assistant controller for Delco Electronics in Dayton, Ohio, executive assistant to General Motor Group executives and director of General Motors Worldwide budgets for the General Motors central office in Detroit, Michigan, and as supervisor of product cost analyst for Pontiac Motors in Pontiac, Michigan.  He retired after 33 years on January 1, 2000.  He currently served as the school business manager for Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School, where he began in 2007.  He was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church where he was actively engaged, and he enjoyed volunteering at Sycamore Village Nursing Home.

In addition to his wife, Gloria Anderson, he is survived by his children, Stephanie (Matthew) Geyer, Newton, Iowa, James (Akiko) Anderson, Okinawa, Japan, and Natalie (Thomas) Stafford, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew and Alex Geyer, Newton, Iowa, and Brady, Kenjiro, and Emma Kathleen Anderson, Okinawa, Japan; brother, Matthew (Billie) Anderson; sisters, Patricia Shane and Mary Plotz; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Frances Anderson; and nephew, Matthew Anderson.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St., Kokomo, with Very Rev. Fr. Ted Dudzinski the celebrant.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, where the rosary will be offered at 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School.  Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.shirleyandstout.com.  

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Maria Rocco
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Mike was such a dear man! I am so sorry for your loss! May God bless you all.

Kristina Woolf
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed hanging out at Natalie's house because her parents were so nice. My dad was never around so it was always awesome to see good dads in real life. He was one of them I will remember. Rest in Heaven Mr. Anderson. My prayers are with the family. I pray for healing and comfort for all of you. <3

Sarah Munson
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017


Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. All our love, Sarah & Jordan Munson, Bess Browning, Matthew Demaree, and Jenn Kriscunas

David Lawson
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the entire family and anyone who loves him. "Uncle" Michael always treated me like his own family and was a joy to be around. I am saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly.

Kervin Comer
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
Gloria & Family:

I was honored to know Mike during my working for Delphi. I enjoyed his quick wit, smile and ability to connect with people.

I know losing a loved one is very hard. I hope the great memories will help to get through the grief process. I offer my sympathy and prayers to you and your family.


Gary and Linda Kraft
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
Linda and I wish Gloria and her family our sincere condolences. We know the memories will comfort you during the grieving process. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. PEACE BE WITH YOU.

   Posted Tue February 14, 2017

WARM SMILE was sent by Sandra Rose.

We hope that the Lord brings you and your family the much-needed comfort and peace during this sad time. Our condolences to you all.... Hermelinda Gonzales & Her Family

Diane and Brian Sleeth
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. May Mike live forever with God in the life of the world to come. We will miss him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Home Depot
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017

Jane and Mark Cesnik
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving

Ty &a Shelly Greer & Family
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mile's family throughout this hard time. Mike was a very special man and will always hold a important place in our hearts.

   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Steph~ I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Steve Martin & Business System Solutions
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
We've had the privilege of working with Mike and STSJP for the last few years. He will be greatly missed. We are so sorry for your loss.

Fred Chew
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
I have fond memories of Mike at GM/Delphi and was privileged to have known him. (RIP MOA).

I am very sorry for your loss and hope each day gets better and better.

Theresa Forte
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
Gloria & Family, I am so terribly sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I didn’t find out until too late to attend the services. I worked for Mike at Delphi and I have many happy memories of our working relationship. I admired his financial abilities, quick wit and friendliness. We shared many interesting and sometimes combative conversations over the years. We both stood our ground, but came to respect each other’s views. I was always glad to see his smiling face around town after we left Delphi. Gloria, my prayers are with you, as I know you have lost your soul mate. God will wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.