Sergeant Robert “Wade” Andersen passed away October 21, 2021 in his wife’s arms and with his children around him, due to complications from systemic Scleroderma and kidney cancer. Wade was born November 3,1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert D. and Linda S. Andersen. He graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1990. During his junior year he enlisted with the United States Army and completed basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Wade served his country from 1998-2007 then retired with an honorable discharge, receiving his 20 years of merit service to his country. For 12 years during his military career, he worked as a mechanic with the Utah National Guard. After retirement Wade became a provider for the Utah VA Foster Care program, where he housed veterans in his home in lieu of them going into a nursing home.
In 2015 he married the love of his life, Brandy L. Andersen, and they started a new life adventure together, merging their lives and love for each other. Together they purchased a home health franchise, Caring Senior Service, and side-by-side, every day for several years they built their company from ground zero to one of the top home care agencies in Utah. They were soulmates, best friends, and “Bonnie & Clyde”. Loved to share in shenanigans.
Wade was a servant to all those he encountered. People gravitated to Wade and his strong spirit for life and the genuine care he showed for others. He enjoyed traveling, poker games, and Wendover trips with family and friends. Wade was also an avid fisherman and looked forward to his trips to Fish Lake with his family every year. His most recent hobby was riding his Harley; he loved the freedom of the ride, and his renewed brotherhood with his best friends.
Wade in all his pain and suffering still worried about his wife, children, family, and friends first. He was proud of his roots, and he honored his parents by taking care of them most of his life. Wade’s favorite role in life was when he became a grandpa. He loved and adored his Emry and Jude beyond measure. He was the best grandpa to them both and looked forward to every minute he had with them – “Bompa” and “Pa.” Wade was an amazing father, and his boy Taylor was the light of his life, his pride, his joy, and his very best friend. He never had girls of his own, and he was so thrilled to have Lexi and Kenzie come into his life, and become his “little chicks”, and then little Cierrah. He enjoyed being a girl dad.
He was a loyal and kind man. A friend to all. Wade loved his country without fail, and he was an active Republican, proudly supporting the right wing. He was passionate about our country’s wellbeing, and always wanted to make a difference. Go Trump 2024!
Wade is survived by: his wife Brandy L Andersen; son Robert Taylor Andersen (Monisa); daughters Alexis and McKenzie Nielsen, and Cierrah Andersen; grandchildren Emry Grayce Andersen and Jude Leland Saunders; mother-in-law Debbie Thomas, father-in-law Douglas (Kathie) Maack; siblings: Robyn (Chuck) Schmidt, Shirlyn (Jim) Butters, Jennifer (Jason) Langford, Amy Tranter, Shane (Jessica) VonMaack, Tracy Hone, Travis (Danielle) Hone; many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents Dave and Linda Andersen, grandparents Robert T and Marilyn Andersen, Leonard and Phyllis Stark, father-in-law Russ Hone, daughter Loren Lyne Andersen.
His family would like to thank Brandi Lloyd RN, Jen Parkinson RN and Kate Anderson RN with Inspiration Hospice for their loving and unparalleled amazing care. This has been a very long journey and you all stepped in so lovingly.
The family extends gratitude and love for all the kindness of extended family and friends, in particular, his lifelong best friends Monte Osborn, Blake Kump, and Steve Nielsen. Jody, Chuck, Jason, and Travis… forever brothers.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Sergeant Robert W Andersen’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Services to conclude at Holbrook Mortuary (3251 S 2300 E Millcreek, UT 84109) on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Viewing 9:30am-10:30am, funeral service starts respectfully 11:00am with graveside to follow at West Jordan Cemetery (7925 S 1300 W, West Jordan, UT 84088). Masks will be required at this service for the safety and prevention of illness.
Thank you to the Utah Patriot Guard Riders for honoring my husband.
I love you my Angel Husband.
“This is where the cowboy rides away”
“Some will walk through those pearly gates and some will ride”… keep riding baby.