Dad’s Celebration of Life August 6th

My father, Dave C. Anderson, co-founder of ABR Ski Trails passed away on May 25th, 2022. He was 82 years old.

I enjoyed working with my Dad on a daily basis for 10 years, building ABR Ski Trails. We planned trails, attended meetings, chain sawed and bull dozed trails to be used as ski trails and snowshoe trails. We groomed trails in the early morning hours.  Neither of us was the boss. We took turns wearing a hat that said “I am the Boss”.

Dad enjoyed skiing and grooming. He also really enjoyed visiting with skiers in the parking lot, on the trail and in the Ski Cabin.  In the summer Dad enjoyed running, sea kayaking, and being outdoors.

I learned a lot about running ABR from Dad and really miss him.

Eric Anderson

Obituary | David Carl Anderson of Georgetown, Texas | Ramsey Funeral Home & Crematorium

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Erwin Town Hall,

N8908 VanBuskirk Rd, Ironwood, Michigan. 

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to a memorial for Dave’s favorite non-profit:

Anderson Bluff & River Trail Foundation

c/o Dave Anderson Memorial

E5299 West Pioneer Road

Ironwood, MI 49938



Monday 8 PM

What a great day of winding down with the team!

Crasher and Wide Track were servicing the snowmobiles, tuning the clutches, checking the carbides, the studs, the Hifax, the belt deflection and the track tension; doing the oil changes, gear box oil changes and greasing the suspension.

Wully Bully and Pig Heart hunkered down on filling the woodshed for next season and ordering parts to have on hand for next season.

Bull Dog and Blind Squirrel worked on building maintenance and groomer attachments maintenance.

Tuesday…Snowmobile service should wind down and we can move on to the Gators and track service. Next week is Pisten Bully’s service!

Saturday 8 PM

We picked up a few inches of snow last night so I groomed up a few k for Angela, she said it was good skiing and was enjoying her free time.

Winter is still here in Ironwood…even though the ABR Ski Trails closed, there are the Wolverine Trails and Miners Trails in downtown still grooming with their volunteer based tireless (younger) grooming crew.

March 24th 7 PM

What a great day, Wide Track and I had a photo shoot with a videographer for our first You Tube grooming video. It should be posted soon…I will keep you posted.

We are working on taking down signs and storing equipment…two more weeks and we should have all the groomers stored and maitained and put to bed for summer.

March 21, 8 PM

A warm rainy morning turned into a nice afternoon for a tour of the trails checking conditions. We had all the groomers and wives and toured a couple hours before stopping and having a cookout at Everet’s Cabin. What a fun afternoon…thank you groomers for a great season of grooming.