James D. Anderson, 90, of New Boston, Illinois died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Mercer Manor, Aledo.
Cremation has been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left in his name to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family.
James was born March 13, 1930 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Dewey Chester and Louise Clementine Smith Anderson. For over 60 years, James worked as a self-employed brick mason as a member of the Brick Layers Union, retiring in 1992. From 1950-1954 he served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. On July 11, 1959 he married Patricia Wilson in Galesburg. They were married for 60 years until her death on July 23, 2019. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting. James loved to garden as well as read. He had served as a New Boston Alderman. A few years ago James was proud to have been selected to travel on a Honor Flight.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children: Cathy Diane Miller of Davenport, Vickie (Rick) Morrison of New Boston, James E. (Deb Wisdom) Anderson of New Boston and John D. (Laura) Anderson of Taylor Ridge; grandchildren: Michelle, Michael, Mindy, Matthew and Melissa Harris, Brad Morrison, Holly Lamkin, David James Anderson and Lindsay, Alissa and Megan Anderson and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother: Eugene Anderson and sisters: Shirley Reed and Becky Nelson.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.