July 24 1924 June 27 2019
Donald E. Anderson, age 94, of Kankakee passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born July 24, 1924 in Chicago, the son of Augustus & Louise (Widward) Anderson. Donald married Lorraine L. Thoms on February 14, 1953 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Chicago. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2011. Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and photography. He also liked to play card games. Donald was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. He served on Mt. Tapochau as a Tech 4 Radio Operator 738 AAA, headquartered in Saipan in 1944. Donald was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kankakee. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald II & Karen Anderson and Kirk Anderson; three daughters, Carole Anderson, Melody Anderson, and Judy Ashby; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Behrens; grandchildren, Melissa & Brian Pollard, Emily Anderson, Michelle Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Christina & Dave Nykiel, Brittany & Mike Pote, Lisa Ziegler, Donna Pelham, Michele Shockey, Rondha Sturm-Demir, Bethany Lear, Branden Lear, Patrick Mackiney, Garrick Mackiney, Kendrick Mackiney, Brandon Alesky, Ronnie & Michelle Sturn, Michael Ashby, and Allyson Conner; great-grandchildren, Valerie Pollard, Jonathan Pollard, James Pollard, Samantha & Rick Cloat, Laura Sturm, Kimi Sturm, Joshua Sturm-Demir, Margaret Ziegler, Claire Nykiel, Shane Shockey, Nora Shockey, Alex Shockey, and Madison Shockey; and his great-great-grandchildren, Lita Hernandez, Angel Hernandez, Michael Pote, Addison Pote, and Charlotte Pote. In addition to his wife, Lorraine Anderson, Donald is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Les Anderson; two sisters, Sylvia Widward and Bernice Johanson; one granddaughter, Laura Pelham; one grandson, Matthew David Anderson; one son-in-law, Albert Ashby; and one brother-in-law, Harold Behrens. Visitation will be held from 4- 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. An additional visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee. Rev. Karl Koeppen will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. To send a memorial gift to the family of Donald E. Anderson please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donald E Anderson July 24 1924 June 27 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Kankakee, state: Illinois