Andrew Charles (A. C.) Anderson, age 92, of Johnson, Kansas, died August 30, 2017, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson. He was born February 8, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Fredrick William and Rose (Krautlager) Brucker.
A. C. came to Stanton County in December 1931 from the State Orphan Home at Atchison, Kansas into the home of A. N. Anderson. He was raised by A.N. and Maggie Anderson, and later adopted by A.N. and Bessie Anderson. A. C. graduated from Johnson High School in 1943 and married Betty J. Long on April 8, 1944, in Big Bow, Kansas. He was a farmer in Stanton County and also drove an over the road truck throughout his life. A.C. was a member of United Methodist Church in Johnson. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge#441 for 67 years; Past Master of the Masons; was a member of the Johnson Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Patron of the Johnson Order of the Eastern Star. A.C. and Betty lived in Rockport, Texas for 15 years, and enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout the United States. He also enjoyed fishing, playing pool, cards, reading, watching Westerns and Wrestling.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Vicky Ellis and husband Doc of Richfield, and Gayla Gaines and husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Helen Chamberlain of Coppell, Texas; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marsha Anderson in 2004; brother Fred Brucker; sister, Edna Bulick; and step-sister, Marie Maher.
Graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas, with Reverend Richard Fitzgerald officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Masonic Lodge #441. Memorial contributions may be given to the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit, Stanton County Scholarship Foundation, Kansas Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.