Date of Birth

January 13, 1930

Date of Death

December 10, 2021

Dolores Anderson, age 91, of Wasco, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, December 10, 2021.

She was born January 13, 1930, in Sandwich, IL, to proud and loving parents, Glenn and Eleanor (Voss) Klotz.

Dolores grew up in Sandwich for a time, but moved often, following Glenn from farm to farm where he rented and worked the land.

After living and going to school in St. Charles, Dolores returned to Sandwich High School and graduated with the class of 1948.

Dolores, her brothers and other neighbors were invited to watch the Berglend Lumber Company softball team by Bob Anderson who was the first baseman.  After a time, it was just Dolores and Bob that went to the game.  While Bob was playing ball a love story began and on August, 14, 1948 Bob and Dolores were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Somonauk and made their home on the farm.  In time, they built a house where they made their home for nearly sixty years.  They boarded over 50 horses for many years. The children showed countless horses at the Illinois State Fair, and Dolores took her turn showing as well, as driver of a pleasure driving cart.  

She was an active member of the Wasco Ladies Aid, the Pottawatomie Garden Club, Grace Lutheran Church Home Circle, where she and Bob instituted Easter breakfast with the Luther League, helped with the cherub choir and sang the church choir. For many years, she was co-chair of the annual Wasco Barbeque Supper at Wasco Elementary School.

Dolores and Bob rarely travelled but when they did, they made it count with two trips to Sweden to see family. She had a green thumb and a flair for arranging flowers and spent countless hours tending her garden. Dolores took her creations to the county fair and helped by volunteering hundreds of hours.   Most recently, Dolores wrote a book on Wasco history, I Remember Wasco. Her labor of love sold over 100 copies! Dolores was always first to go and speak to someone and made so many friends by just walking up and introducing herself. Her family always came before anything and everyone. Although she didn’t work outside the home, Dolores made taking care of her family, both physically and spiritually, her full-time job. She will be missed by a community that held her in the highest esteem, and family who will cherish the legacy of love she left in every heart.

She is survived by four children: Mark (Heidi) Anderson,  Kirk (Katherine) Anderson, Neal (Tracy) Anderson and Nancy (Andrew) Szychlinski; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren: one brother Glenn (Carol) Klotz; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Eleanor Klotz, her husband Robert and two brothers: Dwight and Jacque Klotz.

A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m., with a time for coffee and conversation from 12:30- 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Garfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175.Memories and tributes may be left on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at

A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m., with a time for coffee and conversation from 12:30- 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Garfield Cemetery.