Paula Roxanne Anderson

National City, Michigan
September 26, 1933 - May 31, 2021


The family will welcome friends on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10 AM - 12 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, Michigan.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Oscoda, Michigan


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, Michigan.

Obituary Notice

Paula Roxanne Anderson (Mimie), age 87, passed away peacefully May 31, 2021, at her home in National City, Michigan with her family by her side. Paula was born September 26, 1933 in Detroit and was raised by her loving parents Earl and Irene Weil, in Royal Oak, MI. After high school, she went to work as a telephone operator at Michigan Bell. It was during her time as a “Bell Girl” that she met and married her husband, Charles Anderson, formerly of Oscoda, MI. Although Paula and Charles raised their family in Warren, MI, they spent most weekends and holidays “up North”. Upon retirement in 1985, they became permanent residents at their home on Round Lake in National City. During their 60 plus years together, they enjoyed traveling and ultimately visited all 50 states, and many foreign countries. After retirement, they wintered every year in Florida. Paula was an extremely creative and talented artist, and was a lifetime member of the Warren Tri-City Fine Arts Organization. She never sent a card or letter without drawing one of her original cartoons on the outside of the envelope. She was an active member of the Sand Lake Heights Women’s Auxiliary for over 30 years and a member of the Red Hat Hotties of Hale, MI. She was not only a member of the NRA, but won many shooting competitions, and was an expert marksman. A little known family secret is that Paula could not only out shoot her husband with a gun, but with a bow and arrow as well.
Paula was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Anderson; her parents, Earl and Irene Weil; her sister, Laurie Jones of Ashland, Oregon; her mother-in-law and father in-law, Edith and Edward Anderson of Oscoda, MI; and all of her brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Paula is survived by her daughter, Nanci Anderson-Bereznicki and son-in-law, Rodney Bereznicki of Clarkston, MI and National City, MI; granddaughter, Dr. Sarah Anderson Bereznicki of Wendell, NC; “the grandson she always wanted”, Jesse Good of Grand Rapids, MI and her beloved fur baby, Odie. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and a whole lot of friends who were family.
The family would like to thank Dr. Larry Baylis of Clarkston, MI for all of his support, and encouragement over the past few years.
The family will welcome friends on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 10 AM until the time of service beginning at 12 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. A memorial dinner is planned at the Sand Lake Community Center at 2 PM following interment at Pioneer Cemetery in Grant Township, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Sand Lake Heights Women’s Auxiliary. You may offer your condolences online to the family at


In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Sand Lake Heights Women’s Auxiliary.


Pioneer Cemetery ~ Grant Township, Michigan


Nanci, Rodney and family, I am gonna miss "mom" so much. Her wit and personality were unmatched. Gonna miss pounding shrimp and watching her down a Jamaica Me Happy and chuckle at my stupid jokes. I love you Paula. God Speed.
— Michael Scott Vaughan
There is not enough space here to list everything that I feel with my soul about Paula Anderson and all of the Andersons. The Freund family has been blessed to have known Charlie Anderson (we always visited with Chuck and Paula last on all major holidays, when visiting my mother's family at National City and it was always the highlight of our visit) since my father William (Bill) Freund was 13 years old. That is approximately 80 years that are two families have known one another. That family tie, continues after the passing of the Matriarch of the Anderson's, Paula. It is the end of an era, as all 4 of our parents are now in heaven. God bless Paula for all of the years and support she gave all of us. She was my second loving mother and loving supporter of all of the Freund family! There will forever be a gaping whole in my soul that was created when she departed this world on May 31, 2021!
— Todd Richard Freund
Nanic Rod and family
Please except our condolences on the passing of your mom Paula. In the short time we had spent with her she made us laugh at the little quirkiness she showed us. She will be greatly missed for sure but she will always remain in our hearts. My god bless you all in your time of healing and grieving.
— Alucia and Don Plummer
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Paula. She and Uncle Charles (and Nanci) were always a part of "Anderson Family" memories while growing up. Aunt Paula had a special talent for "crafts". I especially remember the beautiful (and intricate) sugar(?) sculptured eggs!
RIP, Aunt Paula... 😔
— Ed Anderson
Charles (Chuck) and Paula Anderson were family as they became a second loving mom and dad to me and the Freund family. We spent numerous weekends, holidays, parties, festivals, and dinners with them over the 60+ years I've known them. Paula was always an exceptional craft designer. She would make her specialties then present her treasures to family, friends, and to the community. I still have some of her treasures/keepsakes. She was witty, told jokes, was a great hostess, and was there to support us all. She will be missed by all. God bless Nancy, Rod, Sarah, and Raymond in their time of healing and grieving. I love you Paula and always will. RIP.
— Cindy (Freund) Chalopiza
Nanci and Rod, I can only imagine how much sadness this brings. Sending our sympathy, Jim and Valerie
— Valerie Riddell
Paula was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. After losing my grandparents (Bill & Betty Freund) and now both Chuck & Paula are gone, it just doesn't feel like Sand Lake will ever feel the same. We used to live there and spend so much time surrounded by these wonderful people. I am so thankful for all the times we did get to have, especially when I was old enough for the tiki bar :) and will hold those memories close.
— Tricia (Freund) Parmele

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