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William R. “Bill” Anderson, 77, of Normal, Illinois, formerly of
Knoxville, Illinois died 2:16 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at OSF
St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois.
born February 23, 1942 in Galesburg to Howard Ray and Patricia Ann
(Spore) Anderson. He married Peggy Jean Nelson August of 1960. He
later married Mary Theresa Knapp June 13, 1981 in Galesburg. She
surviving are his four children, Cindy Harwood of Galesburg, Doug
(and Jan) Anderson of Knoxville, Michelle (and Jim) Power of
Georgetown, Texas and Aaron Anderson of Ottumwa, Iowa, ten
grandchildren, Seann Anderson, MacKenzie (and Matt) Tonkovich, Shayne
(and Kacey) Power, Nathan (and Haley) Anderson, Cory (and Brittany)
Power, Kacey Power, Brianna Harwood, Chad Power, Evan Anderson and
Dylan Anderson, 13 great grandchildren, Addison, Leilani, Max,
Kaylon, Tannen, Parker, Abram, Avery, Mia, Jordi, Maddox, Keira, and
Kason, two uncles, Dale Spore and Kenneth Anderson, his nieces, Tisha
Harmon, Chelsea (and FJ) Miner, Jordan Marshal, and Tierra Myler, and
his nephews, Caleb Lepisto, Tristan Lepisto, Johnathon Knapp, Ty
Thurman, Chad Myler, and Cory (and Leslie) Myler. He was preceded in
death by his parents.
attended Oneida schools and graduated from ROVA High School in 1960.
He was an Operating Engineer with Local #649 of 33 years and retired
in March of 2004. He was the owner of Bill’s Photography for
several years. Then, in his retirement, he worked at East Port
Marina and drove for Enterprise Rentals. He was a coach for youth
sports including baseball, basketball, and football and was a part of
some championship teams. He was the chairman of the Galesburg
Gymnastics Club. He also was the manager of the band, “Buster
Brown’s”. The love of Bill’s life was his family, boating,
basketball at any age or level, and the Green Bay Packers. “GO!
will be accorded. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral
Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Memorial service
will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the
family to set up a William Anderson Scholarship Fund. Online
condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.