In Remembrance

John E. Anderson, Jr.
Reprinted Courtesy of The Pantagraph
Unknown Date

John E. Anderson Jr., age 75, of Tavares, Fla., formerly of Elliott, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at the Florida Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Fla.
His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the Gibson City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kevin Boesen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., also at the church. Burial will be at the Drummer Township Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post #568.
Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City is in Charge of arrangements.
Mr. Anderson was born July 10, 1933, in Gibson City, a son of John and Ruth (Norem) Anderson. He married Beverly A. Rutledge on March 11, 1957, in Paxton. She died Feb. 21, 1979. He then married Frances G. Arey in September of 1980 in Bloomington. She survives in Eustis, Fla.
Also surviving are one son, Steven (Lauren) Anderson of Fisher; two daughters, Amy Anderson of Chicago and Jodi Carden of Gibson City, seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Barbara(Jim) Dodson of Tallahassee, Fla.; a stepson, Billy (Cindy) Pace of Port St. John, Fla.; and four step-grandchildren.
He owned and operated JEA Publication in Eustis, Fla. John was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion post 568 in Gibson City, the Cornbelt Shrine, The Moose, The Elks and the Elliott AMVETS.
He was a very active volunteer with the Gibson City Boy Scouts. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Dora, Fla. John enjoyed woodworking and making stained-glass windows and had a passion for barbecuing. He was an avid Illini fan. He spent his summers in Gibson City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Corn Belt Shrine Club, Gibson City Boy Scouts or the Lee Lowery American Legion.

John E. Anderson, Jr.

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