William Dean Anselmo, born July 25, 1941, in Denver, Colorado, passed away after a long battle with cancer at home in Reno, Nevada on January 21, 2004, surrounded by his family. He was a loving son, husband and father. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Angelo Anselmo in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Sue; his parents, Jeanne and Frank Leonard, all of Reno; sons, Michael of Pueblo and Timothy of Reno; daughters, Michelle (Rick) Tanga of Salt Lake City, Utah, Melanie (Brian) Taylor of Phoenix, Arizona, and Marcelle Anselmo of Colorado Springs, Colorado; stepdaughter, Rachelle Quigley of Reno; stepsons, Christopher Ardoin and Justin Ardoin of Reno, and Samuel Ardoin of Petoskey, Michigan; and thirteen grandchildren. William served in the United States Navy. Funeral services were held in Reno, at the First Congregational Church, 627 Sunnyside Drive. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 30, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo with Reverend Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating.

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  1. Daddy,
    Every time I watch Rocky I think of how much you loved him and I remember all the times we boxed, your gentle hand sending me a love punch one punch at a time one round at a time one step at a time. My life is surrounded by thoughts of you, my strong gentle Daddy. I love you so much always and forever.

    Shelley❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. This is exactly how I remember my dad. Those were the good old days. I miss you Dad. I love you to the moon and back.

  3. JEAN AND FRANK,
    WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I AM THINKING ABOUT YOU TODAY. BILL WAS A SPECIAL GUY. I AM SO SORRY. HE IS A PEACE.
    HOPE YOU BOTH ARE WELL AND ARE DOING FINE.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Bill. He’ll forever have a special place in my heart. May God grant you strength during this very difficult time.

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