|10/15/2013 11:02:00 AM|
William L. Anderson, 87, of Ohio, Ill., died Oct. 13, 2013, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Judy Giese, pastor at Red Oak Methodist Church, officiating, and Pastor Katie Voigt co-officiating.
Visitat-ion will be 5-8 p.m. today in Garland Funeral Home, Walnut.
Mr. Anderson was born May 6, 1926, in Princeton to Howard and Lucille (Ioder) Anderson. He married Catherine Clark on July 2, 1944, in Ohio United Methodist Church.
He farmed in the Ohio area during his lifetime and was an avid “antiquer.” His farm and family were his pride and joy. Bill was a lifelong member of Ohio United Methodist Church and most recently a member of Red Oak United Methodist Church in Walnut and was on the Ohio High School Board for 25 years. He was a member of the Bureau County Sports Hall of Fame and Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kay” Anderson; one daughter, Karen (Dave) Kuebel of Ohio, Ill.; one son William J. Anderson of Naperville; one grandson Lance (Kerry) Harris of Arlington Heights; one granddaughter Jody (Eric) Cooper of Lincoln; five great-grandchildren Morgan, Brett and Tyler Harris, Makenzie and Jacey Cooper; three brothers Howard (Carolyn) Anderson of Princeton, Robert (Rita) Anderson of Ohio, Ill., and Richard (Marie) Anderson of Princeton; two sisters, Sue (Joe) Etheridge of Glendale Heights and Sally ( Randy) Farrell of Ohio; one sister-in law, Helen Clark of Sublette; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Janet Joy Anderson.
A memorial has been established to Red Oak Methodist Church and Ohio Fire Department.
Condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
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