LASALLE — Donald G. Anderson, 89, recent resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
He was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Chicago to Gustav and Elsa (Pettersson) Anderson. He married Lita Alcivar Sept. 1, 1951.
He lived his life in Chicago and the Villa Park and Elmhurst area. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a draftsman by trade and also worked at the Villa Park Bank.
He was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ, both in Chicago and Villa Park. He was active in his churches, serving in various capacities, such as Sunday school teacher, youth leader, moderator, liturgist, financial secretary, and technical support. His favorite hobby was recording old radio programs, and he built up an amazing collection of cassettes.
He is survived by his daughters, Sue (Jon) Graham of DePue and Barb (Ken) Innis of Bolingbrook; his grandchildren, Sarah, Anne, Tim, Peter, James, and Jessica; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lita; his sister, Dorothy, and her husband, Bob; and a nephew, Bobby.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell Ave., Villa Park. Pastors Sue Detterman (of Community Congregational Church) and Jon Graham (of Spring Valley United Church of Christ) will officiate. A luncheon will follow in Stiffler Hall.