Eric Lee Anderson

  • Born: June 2, 1989
  • Died: November 21, 2016
  • Location: Galesburg, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home Cremation Care, Richland Chapel

9170 East D Avenue
Richland, MI 49083

Tel. (269) 629-6022

Tribute & Message From The Family


Eric Lee Anderson was called Home to eternal peace on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the age of 27. Eric was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 2, 1989 to Mark and Patty (Dembczynski) Anderson. Eric graduated from Gull Lake High School in 2008. He attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and George Washington Community College in Chicago. He lived in Chicago, IL and recently moved back home to Galesburg. Eric's true love was comedy … stand-up comedy. Whether he was in front of an audience or with you one-on-one, his gift was making people laugh. His own laughter, itself, was incredibly contagious.

Waiting to greet Eric when he arrived at his Home of eternal peace are all of his grandparents and beloved Aunt Carolyn.

In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by his brother Evan Anderson and sister Katie Anderson. He had a special relationship with Uncle David Dembczynski who took Eric in when he moved to Chicago and gave him his wings in the city. Also surviving are his Aunt Shelly Veselenak, Uncle Joe Veselenak, cousins Rachelle (Mitch) Stressman, Michael (Shannon) Ostrander, Logan and Avery Ostrander, Uncle Jim (Debbie) Demski, cousins Jon (Corie) Demski and Jake Demski. Loyal companions to Eric are his dog Louie who are mutually crazy about each other and the cat he adopted, Mabel, that he rescued and gave her the love of his heart.

Celebration of Life will be held at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home in Richland, MI where family will be receiving those whose lives Eric touched on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, Kalamazoo, with Rev. Father Dan Hyman officiating. Internment, following Mass, will be at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI with a luncheon to follow at St. Thomas More Parish Social Hall where all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to LymeDisease.org to recognize Eric's battle with Lyme Disease.