Michael Nelson Anderson

January 27, 1960 - November 21, 2008

Michael (Mike) Nelson Anderson, age 48 of Frisco, Texas went to be with his Lord on November 21, 2008. He was born January 27, 1960 in Jacksonville, Florida to Peter Nelson Anderson and Barbara Anderson Garofalo. Mike married Kathryn Elizabeth Miller on May 28, 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Navy as a Leading Petty Officer of the Fire Control Division aboard the USS Indianapolis and was twice awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for Technical acumen and organizational abilities. Mike was employed as Vice President of Sales and Service for National Presort Inc (NPI). He was a technology enthusiast who enjoyed movies, golf, boating and activities with his extended family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Frisco and belonged to the Abundant Life Sunday School Class. Mike was a thoughtful, caring person who dearly loved his wife, Kate, and enjoyed time spent with their Boston Terrier "Boscoe." Friends and coworkers of Mike cared deeply for him and respected his commitment to family, church and career. He will leave a vast emptiness in the hearts of those who loved him. Mike is survived by his wife, Kathryn Elizabeth Anderson of the home; mother, Barbara Garofalo of Maple Grove, Minnesota; stepfather, Paul Garofalo of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; stepmother, Pat Valdez of Yuma, Arizona; brother, John Anderson; sister, Susan Anderson; nieces, Giszelle and Fiona Greathouse of Maple Grove, Minnesota; nephew Liam Miller of Cabot, Arkansas; cousin, Robert Becker of Morrestown, New Jersey; a host of other relatives and friends, and Boscoe. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Frisco with Dr. Chuck Martin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco. Memorial gifts may be made in Mike’s name to North Texas Missions, PO Box 424, Frisco, Texas 75034 or www.northtexasmissions.org.

Memorials Would you like to say a few words? Click Here +

Kate, this may get to you very late but I just found out about Mike. I met you when I worked for him at Opex Postal Technologies. I worked for Mike about 2½ years and he was an awesome boss and I am deeply saddened that he is gone. I learned alot from him and it was such a privledge to have known him and to have met you in the process. I will never forget either one of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care and God bless! Sincerely, Rose Charles Rose Charles, July 1, 2009 Kare, Mike was the most caring and loving man we knew, Jay enjoyed working with him and was always talking about him, Remember the Lord says that we will be with our lost loved ones again, so I know it is hard know but you have something wonderful to look forward to. Mike, we love you and miss you and you will always be in our thoughts and prays, look over Kate and take care of her untill you see her again. Jay & Trista Jentzsch, December 4, 2008 Kate, I will pray that Jesus carry you through these days to come. I new Mike way back in our teens. He was like part of our family. Mike was an awesome guy! Joanne C Holland (Deckwa), November 26, 2008 Kate, We were both deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Mike was one of the most loving and caring individuals we ever had the pleasure of knowing. Please know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers, and find comfort in knowing that Mike is at peace with his Lord. Chris & Randy McClain, November 25, 2008 Mr. Anderson, one of most intelligent, energetic, outgoing, and friendly characters we had the benefit of knowing. A dreadful & tragic loss, he will be missed by all. Remembering and Honoring Michael Anderson God Bless Corie, Marina & Nikita Kliner, November 25, 2008 Kate, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. Please know that I am here for you. Becky Seale, November 25, 2008 Kate, though I never had the pleasure of meeting you I did get to meet Mike on one of his trips up to MidSouth. He was a very kind man and spoke of you so fondly and with lots of love. Remember that you will seem him again in Heaven. God Bless You and may He keep you strong. Raelina Miller, November 25, 2008 What a wonderful man. Mike we will miss you until we see you again in our heavenly home. Here was a person who cared for everyone, deeply loved everyone, and was an amazingly funny guy. Kate I am so sorry that this has happened. Our family's prayers are with you always. Mike take care - see you soon - and keep smiling until we see you there with our Lord. God Bless and keep your every friend. Billy David Graham, November 25, 2008 Even though I've only known Mike through a vendor/client relationship for the last 3-4 years, it was easy to tell that he was a great guy, dedicated to his wife, his faith, and his work. I would say all who came in contact with him are better for having known him. My prayers are with his family and friends and I will offer my daily Mass today for the repose of his soul. Steve Couch, S & D Associates, November 25, 2008 Kate, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Mike was a good friend and I always enjoyed spending time with him whether it was working or playing. He will be missed by me very much. Christopher Scott Marquis, November 25, 2008 My prayers are with the family. I worked with Mike at PTI-Lockheed Martin in Tulsa for several years. He had a great personality and will be missed. Russell Frazier, November 25, 2008 Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ryan Patrick Rozypal, November 24, 2008 Kate, our prayers are with you. I am so sorry. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. We have some wonderful cherished memories with you and Mike. I am thankful that Mike is with our Savior Jesus Christ. Love you! Jenny Smith, November 24, 2008 Kate, you are in my prayers. If you need anything please let me know, even if you just need to have someone who will just sit and listen. Brenda M. Myers, November 24, 2008 My deepest condolences on your loss. My prayers for your life going forward and my love always. Joanne Elizabeth Whatley, November 24, 2008 Katie - our love is with you. I keep trying to go on to the next sentence, but there really are no words. Just know we're thinking of you and we're here whenever you need us. Drew Moseley Kristofik, November 24, 2008 Mike's loving and caring nature he had with Kate was remarkable. Even after eight years their display of Love and Admiration was Storybook. Small notes he left, voice messages sent, stuffed animals and kind words were constant and abundant. Katie, you will meet up with him again. I know the road ahead in this life will be long, hard and unbearable at times, but you are one of the stongest women I know and though your heart is breaking, and I know you will never be the same...but,Mike would not want you to suffer and dwell on his passing. Try to reflect on the Laughter, The jokes, his caring of you when you were sick and when you are healthy, and please always remember he really did love you and Bosco. My heart breaks for you, my prayers go out to both of you. I Love You. Jo Wylie, November 24, 2008 Kate, I know you don't know me, but I want to express my heartfelt condolences to you. I know Mike loves you very very much. You were his world. My prayers are with you as you begin your healing from this terrible trajedy. Know that you will be in Mike's arms again in the house of our Lord. Karen R. Cruz (Deckwa), November 24, 2008 Kate I do not have the words to express my sorrow for what has happened. I can say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and I can speak from experience when I say that your support system and your faith will help carry you through. GOD BLESS YOU Debbie Ray Debbie Ray, November 24, 2008 It is only so often you meet someone you truly know is a person your supposed to meet. I just interviewed with Mike on Friday November 14th and left there feeling very positive. I noticed several things during my meeting: 1st Mike was a Christian, he enjoyed what he was doing, was very positive and happy in his life. I was truly blessed during that meeting and will cherish it the rest of my life. Mark Alan Benter, November 24, 2008 Kate, Our thoughts and prayers are with you through your time of sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you. Monica, Debbie, Renee, Scott HIGHWAY 59 WRECKER & TRANSPORT HIGHWAY 59 ENVIRONMENTAL SVC., November 24, 2008 Knowing Mike at Lockheed and recommending him for the job at NPI. Playing golf with Mike and just goofing off with him and his great sense of humor. I will miss you big guy. I kown you are with the Lord and looking forward in seeing you in heaven one day. God Bless Joey Petruzella, November 24, 2008 Kate, you will be in my family's prayers. Mike was one of the most caring, loving and compassionate men that I have ever met. He will be greatly missed by myself and my family. I look forward to seeing him again in the house of our Lord! Susie Lee, November 24, 2008 Kate, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Mike was a wonderful, caring, and incredibly funny man. He was truly one of a kind! He was a natural leader and teacher and from him we learned so much. He touched so many lives here at NPI and MidSouth and he will be deeply missed. We have so many wonderful stories and memories to carry with us. We are here for you if you need anything at all, please let us know. Stefanie Gaines, November 24, 2008 Kate, we are so sorry for your loss. I just received word this morning from PTI co-workers that Mike had passed away Friday. May all your memories be sweet, your tomorrows warmed, by the love you both shared. We will all miss him. Sincerely, Dan & Linda (Tulsa, Ok) Daniel G Foreman, November 24, 2008 Kate, I hope you know how much all of us are thinking and praying for you here at Allied. You are such an important part of our family here and we care about you deeply. I know no other way to express my sorrow for your loss other than to say that my heart is breaking for you. It was very evident how close you and Mike were. Please know that I will do anything I can for you and I will continue to lift you up in prayer during this difficult time. Farrah Dawn Whitaker, November 24, 2008 Kate, I want to express to you my sympathy for your loss. I want you to know that I am here for you and I will be praying for you and your family during this time. God is always in control and his grace is abundant. God Bless You, Teresa Ann Kraemer, November 24, 2008 On behalf of Wolverine Solutions Group in Detroit MI we pray for Mike and his family in this time of sorrow. Kevin E Yost, November 23, 2008