Edward A. Anderson

June 8, 1930 - August 5, 2021

Edward A. Anderson


Edward A. Anderson, 91, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully, August 5, 2021, in Rockford. He was born June 8, 1930, son to Arthur and Hazel (Osberg) Anderson in Rockford. He graduated from Capron High School and joined the United States Air Force as a B-29 airplane mechanic. He was in the Air Force for four years and served in Guam during the Korean War. Edward married his sweetheart, Ellen Jeffers, on March 17, 1951, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was employed as a tractor mechanic for International Harvester for nine years and Poulter Implement for 25 years. He then was employed with John Deere in DeKalb. Edward was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere and was an elder and deacon. He served on the Immanuel Lutheran and Rockford Lutheran High School Board of Educators and was a Stephen Minister. He loved to read, play golf, and was a loyal Cubs fan. He attended every baseball and basketball game of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to talk with neighbors and especially loved to surround himself with family.

He will be loved and is dearly missed by his wife, Ellen; daughter, Debra (Gordon) White of Belvidere; sons, Larry (Cindy) Anderson of Belvidere and Michael (Nancy) Anderson of El Dorado Hills, Cali.; grandchildren, Melissa Colombi, Jarrod (Lexi) Anderson, Jason White, Kyle Anderson and Aaron Weber; four great grandchildren, Parker, Jace, Braxton Colombi and Wyatt Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth Anderson; and numerous brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at the church. Pastor Braun Campbell will officiate. In Edward’s honor, memorials can be gifted to the church.

Service Schedule

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at the church.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Braun Campbell will officiate.

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Condolences from Memory Care Staff at Cherryvale Place, we loved taking care of Mr. Anderson. He was such a sweet and funny man. He will be missed dearly. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Juliana, AnnMarie, Chelsea 2021-08-18T17:56:17

I will always remember your kindnesses to me as a new teacher at Logan School. I am so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was a great and kind man who was a terrific life partner I’m sure.

I wish you comfort and well being in the time to come.

Best wishes,
John Seeber

John Seeber 2021-08-18T14:59:07

Debbie and Family…. we see each other now and then and we are always talking about our Parents…. Your Dad is now with the Lord, still serving him. We are sending our Deepest Condolences for all of you!

Lisa Johnson 2021-08-17T18:34:24

Debbie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Vicki Kybartas

Vicki Kybartas 2021-08-16T11:16:32

Gods peace to all family . A great man living his life for Jesus

Rhonda S Vaccarello 2021-08-13T00:22:19

Mrs Anderson and family, so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I used to work at White Hen and Ed would get his morning coffee. Such a quiet and peaceful man. Thinking of you with our sympathy. Trudy and Jeff Flippo

Trudy Jeff Flippo 2021-08-11T20:02:43

Mrs. Anderson, Larry,Debbie and Michael l am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my prayers and my thoughts. God’s peace be with you as you walk together through this sad and painful time.

Debbie (Vail) Peterson 2021-08-10T16:27:40


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