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Thomas  Paul "Tommy" "Tom Tom" Anders

Thomas Paul "Tommy" "Tom Tom" Anders
  • June 9, 1996 - July 22, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Mary and Family, we are so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Find your...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Toole-Young Jenny Toole- Gillett - MI

“Mary and Scott, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you face this difficult time. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Brown - IN

“Mary and Scott,All our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. I wish we had the words to help you through this, may...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Arno and Pam Yurk - Galesburg, MI

“Tom went with me to prom, walked beside me at graduation, and even taught me how to snowboard. I have so many endless memories of him. He always used...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Sylvia Farmand - Kalamazoo, MI

“We were so sorry to hear this sad news. Hugs and prayers to your family.Greg and Mardi ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Mardi White - Kalamazoo, MI

“Mary,I am so saddened to hear of this tragedy. I cannot imagine the pain you are enduring. I pray for peace and comfort for you. He was a wonderful,...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Cindi Bosma - Plainwell, MI

“Mary, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about Tommy. Praying you will find strength through your family...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: John & Bonnie Tucker - MI

“Mary, my heart is heavy. I wish I could put my arms around you and hold you tight. My love is with you..... ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Jeri Maupin - Drummond Island, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with our whole family. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Stacy Nevins - Port St. Lucie, FL

“So sorry. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Angi Harper - Battle Creek, MI

“Mary,You raised a kind, sensitive son who will be remembered for his gentle humor and caring personality. Our family grieves with you and we will...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Tammy Farmand - Dandridge, TN

“I will forever remember Tommy, who always had the best Halloween costumes. He was always well mannered and polite, which attests to being raised...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jill Young

“I'm so very sorry for this profound loss. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Rosemary Beecher - Cedar City, UT

“Tom, you went too soon my friend. Wish I could have appreciated you more than I did. You would lend a hand at any chance for me. I'll hit the ski...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Dylan Walter - Kalamazoo, MI

“I grew up with Tom and we graduated together. As soon as Ryder & I heard we couldn't get the news off our mind for a few days. Tom worked with Ryder...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Bri - Otsego, MI

“Mary, My heart goes out to you and your family! I am in complete shock over this. I know Tommy was your world and I hope healing comes to u in time ...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Dawn Wasnich - Drummond Island, MI

“My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Tommy had a way of making everyone smile he came into contact with. He will never be forgotten. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Shelby - Delton, MI

“My heart hurts to have hurd the news about Tommy and having to say goodbye, Tommy was a awesome person in so many ways and loved by many ,many...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Doubledee - Delton, MI

“Jan and Russ, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Norine Disbrow - Portage, MI

“My sincere sympathy to Jan and Russ Ford and all the family. Prayers to all. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Gilcher - Battle Creek

“Jan & Russ - our sincere sympathy to you and your family for your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lee & Deb Harrison ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Lee & Deb Harrison - AZ

“Jan and Russ, I am so very sorry to hear of your family's loss! My sincerest condolences to you all! ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Sheila Williams - MI

“My prayers and thoughts are with the Anders/Ackley family. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Tammie Winfield - Kalamazoo, MI

“A young man with such promise and loved by so many. Prayers for his dear momma and pops through days to come. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Ruth Ellen Wilkens - GA

“I am so sorry fo your loss. Tommy was a great person he could always pick you up when you're down. He was a very good friend that I had a pleasure...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jalen Bowers - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am very sorry for your loss. My family and I give our sincere condolences. May you all find much comfort and strength from the God of love during...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: - MI

“Tommy you will be missed. Duke was very lucky to have you as his owner! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Rest in heaven...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Heather Bowers - Kalamazoo, MI


Thomas Paul Anders of Battle Creek, MI

Tommy, age 21, died unexpectedly and tragically due to a homicide on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Kalamazoo, Ml.

Tommy was born on June 9,1996 in Kalamazoo and was a 2014 graduate of Gull Lake High School of Richland, MI. He had been employed at Landscape Forms of Comstock. Tom Tom was an avid snow and skate boarder, enjoyed fishing, dirt bike riding, kayaking, hunting, and was a very good sketch artist.

Tom Tom is survived by his Momma, Mary S. Ponicki and Pops, Scott M. Ackley, with whom he resided; his father, Dennis J. Anders of Delton, Ml; maternal grandparents, Russell & Jan Ford of Fort Myers, FL and formerly of Delton; paternal grandparents, Karl & Barb Anders of Delton; step grandparents, Stu & Kandy Ackley of Battle Creek; Dorothy Ackley of Richland; 3 uncles; Jim Ponicki of South Carolina, Jeff (Kathy Keller) Ford of Rockford, James (Jennifer) Ackley of Augusta; 6 aunts; Paula Ponicki of Mount Pleasant, Lyn (Mark) Rey of Kalamazoo, Deb Anders, Diane Lancaster, Darlene (Charlie) Diggs and Denise (Larry) Herbert, all of Delton; many cousins; numerous friends and his two best Buds, his dogs, Duke and Naddie.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Tommy's life will be held on Saturday, July 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Radiant Church, 8157 East DE Avenue, Richland, Ml 49083 with Mike Kemple of Missional Chaplains of the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department, officiating. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Tommy's family.