Our Husband, Father, Papa and Brother passed away peacefully on Dec 20, 2022 after valiantly battling Alzheimer's disease.
Kirk was born in Brigham City, UT and grew up in Magna, UT with his parents John Edward and Madge Fuller Anderson, his sister Randee (Brent) Robles, and brothers Tyler and Terry (Tracy).
Kirk married Linda Canick on February 14,1970. They have been married for 52 years. They have two children, Amanda (Michael) Ronan and Justin (Kelly) Anderson; and two grandchildren whom he adored, Amelia and Xavier Ronan.
Kirk retired from Tooele Army Depot after 29 years of service in June 1995 at the age of 48. He was drafted in the Army and served for two years, one of those overseas in Vietnam.
Kirk had racing pigeons most of his life which he enjoyed. He loved the competition of racing and the friendships he made. He loved his pigeons like his children, sometimes more than his children. He took his kids pigeon training and they had many adventures along the way.
Kirk also enjoyed golfing weekly with his friends Stoney, Kent, and Gary. He and Stoney were very competitive with each other and kept a scorecard for the year. Whoever had the lowest points had to pay the other one at the end of the year. They made sure they found the worst looking money to pay the debt.
Kirk loved adventuring out in the West Desert with his dog. He would bring home treasures he found. Some were good, others weren’t but they were put on display in the backyard.
Our family would like to thank the loving caring staff at the William E. Christoffersen Veterans Home Hall of Heroes. A special thank you to Rosalie, Annalise, Rosa, Sharon and Omar for the loving care they gave to Kirk. There are other special angels that work there but we do not know all of their names that also gave him loving care. The care they give our Veterans warms my heart. They really love what they do and consider their patients family.
Kirk was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Tyler.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Bountiful City Cemetery 2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, UT 84010. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Salt Lake Veterans at https://www.cdceportal.va.gov/donate_online/ or donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.