Scott Alan Anderson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 8, 2018

Scott Alan Anderson, 33, passed away peacefully from complications of pneumonia on March 8, 2018 at his home in Gladstone.

Scott was born September 27, 1984 in Gladstone. He was the fourth child born to Robert “Bob” and Judy (Berg) Anderson. He attended Gladstone schools and graduated with honors in 2003. Following high school, Scott continued his passion for learning and education going on to earn a degree from Northern Michigan University. He then moved to California where he worked on his graduate studies. Education and learning came naturally to Scott and he loved going to school. He often said he would be a student for a living if he could.

Following his time in California he returned to Gladstone where he started his career in a field he was passionate about, working in mental health and with the developmentally disabled. First with Beacon Specialized Living Services. He then advanced to work for Pathways as a recipient rights officer, where he investigated complaints of abuse and neglect. Most recently Scott was employed at the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Michigan working with child protective services. Scott had a tremendous work ethic, which he learned at a young age helping his Grandma Carol and mom in the family catering business.

After returning from California, Scott met the love of his life, Dan Bjorkquist. With Scott’s talent for decorating and interior design, they remodeled and built their home together. Scott had so many talents and hobbies. He loved to cook and bake, and so enjoyed the many holiday meals he prepared for family and friends. He loved to grow flowers and gardening, spending free time in his greenhouse for hours at a time. He was an accomplished classical pianist, loved to paint and draw, and was recently working on writing a book. He enjoyed yoga, reading and spending time on the beach. He loved camping and he and Dan did so, often going to Fayette State Park which Scott called “Heaven on Earth”. He enjoyed hiking, biking and kayaking. Scott loved to travel, and had vacationed all over the world. In most recent years, he and Dan enjoyed their yearly visits to their condo in Delray Beach, Florida. He loved to be by the ocean, whether he was picking sharks teeth with Dan, or hunting for sea glass with his Mom and Dad, or enjoying the sound of the waves and the sunshine! Scott was a truly spiritual person.

Scott is survived by his loving parents, Robert “Bob” and Judy (Berg) Anderson, his partner, Dan Bjorkquist, his siblings, Robert “Bobby” Anderson, Sean Anderson, Jenny (Ryne) Rutherford, his maternal grandmother, Carol (Joe McGonagle) Berg, his nephews, Eric Anderson and Cypress Rutherford and soon to be born niece or nephew, baby Rutherford and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by his beloved “canine kids” Frankie and Sammy.

Scott was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John Berg, paternal grandfather, Robert “Bob” Anderson and his paternal grandmother, Jacqueline “Jackie” Nepper.

Memorial services celebrating the life of Scott Alan Anderson will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Lake Bluff Retirement Village Senior Hall in Gladstone from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, with sharing by family and friends at 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served during the celebration. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes are assisting the Anderson and Bjorkquist families.

12 Tributes for “Scott Alan Anderson

    I’ve known Scott since grade school and remember his friendly contagious smile as if it was yesterday. We didn’t stay in touch after school but always think of classmates from time to time I haven’t had a chance to reconnect with. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone!

    Our hearts go out to the Anderson Family. We’ve been friends of Dan’s for many years & thus were friends with Scott. Scott was a guy of many talents, always working at making things better. He loved his family, friends, cooking & gardening & his spiritual side… I’ll always remember my first Yoga experience with him! He will be truly missed by many. God speed… you are loved. DeGrand / Stafford Family

    Scott was such a beautiful soul. He was so kind and had so many talents. I thought he made the most beautiful pies and he baked things that looked like pictures. He was a very caring soul and will be missed. Prayers to Dan and Scott’s family as I am sure they will hold on to the many beautiful memories he left with them…

    Our hearts are broken. We loved Scott so much and he will be missed. Will miss the delicious food he made and would share with us. He was an excellent cook! Our condolences to the Anderson and Berg families.

    Scott was an amazing leader and I enjoyed learning and working with Scott at Beacon. He was a great friend and I will greatly miss our late night “catch up” sessions. My thoughts go out to his family. I will always remember my dear friend Scott and his ever so welcoming family. Rest in Peace



    I had the priviledge of working wirh Scott in the past and always found him to be a kind and loving man. He had a great personality and was liked by many…he will sure b missed!!!

    Scott was very special person and a true friend. I feel blessed to have known him and he will be greatly missed.

    My heart is broken for the family and friends of Scott. I think of my friend, Judy. She loved this son of hers more than anything in the world. I think of all she has been through in life and then this. I hate that this had to happen. I remember Scott way back when he was in grade school/ middle school and he would be up at the baseball diamond doing all of his cartwheels, flips and handstands! What baseball Game? Scott stole the show! He was so talented/athletic as a gymnast…this amongs all the other great things written in his obituary. Scott hung around some with my son Erik’s group.. Erik always talked of what a great guy he was. I know he’s going to be missed and thought about forever..he surely left his mark in this world for many people. Rest In Peace, Scotty.❤️

    Wow I just can’t believe this. I went to school with Scott. We had a few classes together. One was choir he had a nice voice. He always had a positive attitude and was such a sweetheart. I never really kept in touch but the last time we had chatted was about food. Those dishes always looked like they belonged in a magazine. He will be greatly missed.

    I am so sorry for your loss, losing a child is never easy, prayers to your family and sorry for being so late on this, I tried to post before but it didn’t go through.

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