Jerry Dale Anderson



Jerry Dale Anderson, 75, of Seymour, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Jerry was born January 15, 1948 in Scottsburg, Ind. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rebecca “Beckie” (Schepman) Anderson, and his sons Jason Anderson (Sara) of Seymour, and Patrick Anderson (Sarah) of Bloomington, Ind.

His four grandchildren — Ethan Anderson (Alexis Gordon) of Virginia Beach, Va , Maggie Anderson, Hugo Anderson, and Ella Anderson — were the lights of his life.

Jerry was the oldest of his surviving siblings: Judy Anderson Graham (Rick), Michael “Mike” Combs (Rachel) of Lindale, TX; Rosanna Rohdert (David), Billie Combs Miskell, and Barbara Combs. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Janet Cooper and Karen Schepman and many nieces and nephews. His dog and loyal companion, Boris, will also miss him.

He was preceded in death by parents Ivan “Wayne” Anderson and Hester “Ruth” Combs and C.J. Combs, brothers-in-law Donnie Cooper and Steve Schepman, and his niece Julie Moore and nephew Steven Miskell.

Jerry served in the Army National Guard from 1966 until 1972. In 1999, he retired as director of information systems after 30+ years at Cummins, Inc. He then opened his own business, Anderson Systems, LLC/Computers, Etc., with a storefront, providing services to local businesses and individuals until the end. He actively served on many boards and in many leadership roles over the years, with organizations including: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School Board, Seymour Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Seymour, the Seymour Elks Club, White River Fish & Game Club, the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He embraced the good stuff in life – family road trips to Florida beach vacations, cruises and adventures with Beckie and dear friends, annual fishing trips with lifelong friends, bowling, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers. He enjoyed tinkering and teaching his family how to make and fix things – with technology or in the garage. He was an avid golfer. He loved the ritual of gathering with friends, especially Wednesday nights at the Legion. He laughed heartily. He never met a dog he didn’t adore, and had many faithful pals in his life.

Jerry loved the game of baseball. He traveled with Will’s Tavern and Seymour Merchants softball team, and was a Cincinnati Reds season ticket holder for years. His glory days were the years coaching his boys, Jason and Patrick, in league baseball and all-star tourney play. He never missed a game (or a chance to offer advice!). He especially loved watching his grandchildren play.

People – especially family – were most important to Jerry throughout his life. He was passionate about showing up when it mattered, for his community, his family, and his many friends. He always had a camera in his hand. His legacy is captured on film and in our hearts – all of the little moments that matter the most.

Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, 419 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour, Indiana and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 605 S. Walnut Street, Seymour Indiana. Pastor Ralph Blomenberg, Pastor Philip Bloch, Pastor James Rodriguez Jr. and Pastor William Fredstrom will be officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Immanuel Lutheran Church Childcare, the Community Foundation’s Julie Moore Scholarship Fund, or the Phi Beta Psi Fund for Cancer Research.

A special note of appreciation to the wonderful care team at Schneck Medical Center for your compassion and guidance, and sincere gratitude to our families and friends for your love and support.

No posts to display