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Edward Carl Anderson 98 of Tuscon, AZ, formerly of the Leland area, Passed away unexpectedly, Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Northwoods Care Center, Belvidere, where he had recently become a resident.BORN He was born April 17, 1910, the son of Carl and Betty (Carlson) Anderson in Batavia, IL.CHILDHOOD Edward grew up in Elburn and attended local schools, graduating from Elburn High School in 1928. Following graduation, he moved to Detroit for four years as a machinist before moving back home to farm with his father in Elburn. MARRIED Edward met his future wife at a dance at Long’s Barn and on June 14, 1941 Lillian Lindvall and Edward Anderson were united in marriage at the Geneva Lutheran Church. They began their new life together in Elburn where Lillian would raise a family while Edward farmed. In 1949 the family moved to Leland where Edward farmed and Lillian taught at the Leland Elementary School for many years. After farming for ten years, Ed left the fields to work for a farm implement dealer in Leland for sixteen years. In 1980 they retired and moved to Tucson, AZ. Following Lillian’s passing in 2004, Ed continued to make his home there until a battle with cancer in 2008. MEMBERSHIP Edward was a faithful member and trustee at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sandwich and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Earlville Masonic Lodge. He was also a 50 year member of the Benevolent Protector of the Elks in DeKalb (B.P.O.E) as well as a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose lodges in Sandwich and Tucson. LIFE NOTES Edward was a man of many talents. He was well read in many areas, but also was a sports fan and was especially devoted to the Chicago Cubs. He knew how to fix just about anything, from carpentry to plumbing, there was never an obstacle that was too great. He also was an avid fishman as a younger man when the family would take fishing trips in the summer. FAMILY MEMBERS He is survived by:One son Rodney (Rosemary) Anderson of Wakefield, KSTwo daughters Evelyn (Ron) Prasse of Freeport, IL and Susan Anderson of Chicago, ILFour grandchildren: Kirsten (Jon) Schwartz and their children: Annika and Alaina and Amelia of Utah; Karen (John) Swalwell and their children: Linnea, Carl and Gretchen of Iowa,;Rob (Julia) Prasse of Chicago, IL and Nate (Emily) Prasse and their daughter, Stella, of Pearl City, IL; One sister Florence Lehman of Naperville, IL, One brother-in-law, Fred Proctor of Elburn, IL,Many nieces and nephews and a family of friends from Illinois to Arizona. PRECEDED He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, his parents, Carl and Betty Anderson,four brothers:Gunnar and Oliver Anderson and Paul and Harold Anderson in infancy, One sister, Alice Proctor of Elburn, IL.VISITATION/ FUNERAL: Visitation will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 10 am until 11:45 am at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main Street, Sandwich, IL., followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon. The Rev. Gene Peisker will officiate. Cremation will follow and private interment services will later take place at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn, IL. MEMORIALS A memorial has been established in his name to benefit the American Cancer Society, the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and other favorite charities. Checks may be made to the Edward Anderson Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL, 60119. Tributes and condolences may be mailed to the same address or e-mailed to the family through his obituary at www.conleycare.com (see link at bottom of obit). For information call 630-365-6414
Visitation will be on Saturday April 4, from 10-11:30 with a service to celebrate his life at 12:00 at the church. View service webcast live at www.conleycare.com or as on-demand video in 48 hrs.
Folling cremation private family committal service will be held.