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Richard Anderson

November 19, 1925 ~ November 4, 2017 (age 91)
Richard R. Anderson, 91, of Matherville, Illinois died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home.

Visitation is Monday, Nov. 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7th at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for Matherville-Boden Community Church, Matherville Community Club or Matherville Fire Dept.

Richard was born November 19, 1925 in Rock Island, Illinois a son of George and Dorothy Ellis Anderson.  On February 15, 1946, he married Jean L. Caffery in Rock Island.  During World War II, he served his country in the Merchant Marines maritime service.  Richard worked at Lohse Automotive for several years.  He retired from Oscar Mayer in 1981, after 26 years.  Richard was active in the Matherville Community…he was a member of the community club, served on the fire department and on the town board, where he had served as president.  Mr. Anderson attended Matherville-Boden Community Church.  In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and bowling.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years: Jean Anderson, Matherville, IL; son:  Rick (Veta) Anderson, Milan, IL; grandsons:  Tim Heaton and Wade, Jeremy, Clint and Kyle Anderson; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter and sister-in-law:   Patricia Cullett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter:  Kathleen White, grandson:  Scott Anderson, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Online condolences may be left at

 Service Information

November 6, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Funeral Service
November 7, 2017

10:00 AM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

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