Jerome “Jerry” Clayton Anderson, 82, of Blair passed away peacefully with family at his side on
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall. He was
diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March and was able to enjoy time with his family and
friends, while under the loving care of the Gundersen Hospice team and later on Tri-County
Hospital staff, until his passing.
Jerome was born in Whitehall on March 4, 1941 to Theodore and Olida (Brekke) Anderson of
rural Blair. He attended Sunnyside Country School in Tappen Coulee, before attending Blair
High School where he graduated in 1959. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-
Madison majoring in Agriculture.
Jerome married Belinda Rae Skaugh of rural Blair on August 24, 1968 in the Trempealeau Valley
Lutheran Church in rural Taylor. He served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard for six years
during this period. After receiving his college degree in 1970 the couple moved back to the Blair
area from Madison. He was employed for 10 years with the Wisconsin Farm Business
Association of Wausau. In 1980 he began his own farm tax consulting and accounting service,
Jerry Anderson and Associates, Inc., serving several counties in Western Wisconsin until his
Jerome served as President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Farm
Managers and Rural Appraisers. He wrote articles for Hoard’s Dairyman and was featured with
clients in a Successful Farming Magazine article. Jerome earned his private pilot license in the
early 1980’s and enjoyed flying with family and friends in his plane over the hills and valleys of
the Coulee Region. He also enjoyed traveling and spending time at his cabin.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Belinda; two sons, Mark (Willow) Anderson of Menomonie and
Dr. Scott (Anna) Anderson of Madison; six grandchildren, Samuel and Gavin Anderson of
Menomonie and Henry, Elsie, Truman and Lilah Anderson of Madison; a brother, Donald
(Gerda) Anderson of Ettrick; a sister-in-law, Donna Skaugh of Blair; a brother-in-law and sister-
in-law Eldon (Beverly) Quarne of Blair; a niece Kristen Brantner and her children, Spencer and
Fletcher of Eau Claire; three nephews, John (Jessica) Anderson and their children, Lauren, Jack
and Luke of Alma Center, Kevin (Kelley) Quarne and their children, Jakob, Nicholas and Alaina
of Roberts and Brian (Nicole) Quarne and their children Nolan, Sydney and Luke of Marshfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ingeman and Gladys
Skaugh; a sister-in-law, Sally Anderson and a brother-in-law, Marvin Skaugh.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Trempealeau
Valley Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery both in rural Taylor. Pastor Natalie
Leske will officiate.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 2-5 p.m. in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair and
also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Trempealeau Valley Cemetery
Association, Blair-Preston Volunteer Fire Department or University of Wisconsin Carbone
Blessed Be His Memory