Brian Charles Anderson, a longtime resident of Chugiak, Alaska, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 from natural causes. He was 72 years old.
He was born Oct. 21, 1948. After graduating high school, he was drafted to the 25th Infantry Division of U.S. Army to serve his country in the Vietnam war. He was united in marriage to Penny Sanden, and together they had four children.
He continued his service to his country with a lifelong career with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and subsequently, the Bureau of Land Management.
He moved from Minnesota to Alaska in the early 80s where he met and married the love of his life, Jeepie Wagner. His love of Alaska brought him great adventures of fishing throughout the state. He loved sharing these Alaska adventures with family, friends and loved ones who visited. He especially loved visiting with his grandchildren who brought him great joy.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeepie; parents, Harvey and Ruth; and brother, David.
He is survived by his children, Heather, Terri (Chris), Erik (Lisa), Darren (Alycia), Tina and Tracey; and grandchildren, Alaina, Viktoria, Chancellor, Isabella, Skylar, Emma, Makayla, Bristol, Kasiana, Max, Markus and Hope; brother, Doug; and sister, Karen.
A celebration of life with Military Honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at the American Legion Post 33 in Chugiak, Alaska.