|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2008|
GALESBURG - Russell G. Anderson, 85 of 1356 Spruce Ave. Galesburg, IL died 1:20 AM Tuesday January 1, 2008 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
He was born November 2, 1922 in Fredricks, IA to Roy and Pearl Reeves Anderson. He was first married to Helen Stoneking. He then married Harriett Wood Crouse June 15, 1968 in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving is a son, Gary (wife Jennifer) Anderson of Salinas, CA; a daughter, Bonnie (husband Wendell) Van Fleet of Galesburg; a step-son, Roger (wife Dianna) Crouse of Knoxville, IL; 2 step-daughters, Connie (husband Gary) Farmer of Flintstone, GA and Janlyn (husband James) Peters of Galesburg; a brother, Ronald (wife Shirlene) Anderson of Galesburg; a sister, Sandra Reed of Princeton, IA; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Dixie Sopher, 2 brothers and a sister.
Russell was a conductor for CB&Q/ Amtrak railroad for 42 years and retired in 1985. He later was a security guard for Seminary Estates for 15 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Galesburg. He was a member of the Prairieland Hub and a life member of the Railroad Union #215. He loved golf and bowling where he was a member of the seniors bowling league.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday January 7, 2008 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Visitation will be 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg, IL. Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church, Railroad Museum or Community Hospices of America.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23893745