Brierly Wadsworth Anderson, Jr.

April 13, 1972 ~ August 10, 2018 (age 46)

Brierly W. Anderson, Jr. (known as BJ), age 46, died from a sudden illness on August 10, 2018 in Evanston, IL with family by his side.

Born in 1972 in Evanston, IL to Brigitte, nee Knitter, Anderson and the late Brierly Anderson, Sr., BJ was a life long Evanston resident. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1990 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1994, where he was a member of SAE fraternity. BJ followed his father's interests and was involved in financial markets and investments.

BJ was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing meals in the company of neighbors and friends. He was fond of music, particularly live concerts. BJ loved Torch Lake, MI where he spent time outdoors and at the family cottage. Family heritage was important to BJ. He enjoyed traveling to Germany and researching family history. More than anything, BJ loved his dog Chance, who was constantly by his side.

He is survived by his mother Brigitte; his three sisters Debbie (Rod) Bosma, Erika Anderson and Becca (Neal) Huntington; and by 7 nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held in Alden, MI with a memorial gathering to be planned at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made in BJ's memory to one of the two following organizations: Camp Hayo-Went-Ha, 919 N. East Torch Lake Drive, Central Lake, MI 49622 231 544-5915  or  Help From My Friends' Pet Crisis Center, 3820 Ritt Road, Bellaire, MI 49615 231 533-4070.

BJ's kindness, sense of humor and culinary skills will be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements entrusted to Evanston Funeral & Cremation, Roland F. Weis director. Info 847 866-8843, condolence and guestbook at

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