Dale M. "Big Daddy" Anderson

June 8, 1936 - August 9, 2013
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Dale M. “Big Daddy” Anderson

Garden Prairie, ILDale M. “ Big Daddy” Anderson, 77, of Garden Prairie, IL died peacefully, Friday, August 9, 2013 in Rosewood Care Center after a lingering illness. Dale was born June 8, 1936 in Caledonia, IL the son of Gideon and Hulda (Linder) Anderson. He married Jane Anne Carlson on April 26, 1958 in Dubuque, IA. Dale worked in the construction industry his entire career and owned and operated Anderson Underground. He was a former member and past president of Bel-Mar Country Club, former member of Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club. His memberships include the Coon Creek Casters and the American Hampshire Sheep Association. Dale raised and exhibited Hampshire Sheep from coast to coast; he was an avid fisherman and golfer having shot 4 holes-in-one. In his younger years, Dale enjoyed hunting. He was a restorer of old cars, enjoyed playing cards and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. Dale truly enjoyed supporting his grandchildren at their sporting events.Dale is loved and will be missed by his wife, Jane Anne of Garden Prairie; children, David (Jennifer Gerdin) Anderson of Garden Prairie, Dana (David) Cordray of Garden Prairie, Danny (Lynn) Anderson of Belvidere; grandchildren, Heather, Holly, Derek Cordray of Garden Prairie and Garrett, Hannah, Hayley Anderson of Belvidere and Katlynn, Connor, Courtney, Keenan, Mikaila Rodgers of Garden Prairie; brother David (Sandy) Anderson of Rockford; numerous nieces and nephews. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lois Nick; brothers, Laverne, Floyd and Robert.

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday August 14, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, Il with Rev. Allan Buss, Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Shattuck Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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Born: June 8, 1936
Died: August 9, 2013

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Andrew Mc Bride, Sr posted on 8/13/13

Expressions of Christian Sympathy is extended to the family of Dale Anderson, especially David & Danny. With much regret I am unable to attend the services for Dale, however, I extend my deepest sympathy to each of you and I will always remember the worki


Barbara Bloomfield posted on 8/10/13

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family in their time of sorrow. May he rest in peace.


Lisa posted on 8/11/13

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come.


John and Sue Ashley posted on 8/11/13

We are so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. We have good memories of Dale.


Lorel Nilsen posted on 8/11/13

Praying you all feel the loving arms of God holding you in your sorrow. Big Daddy was the real deal and I am priviledged to have called him "friend". Love you all, Lor


Leslie Anderson Franklin posted on 8/13/13

I'm so sorry for your loss and may you all find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. I was very young when I last saw Uncle Dale but I still remember going out to Dale and Jane Anne's with my Mom and Dad and seeing the sheep which I loved as a little girl. God Bless.....Leslie Anderson FranklinDaughter of Mark Anderson and Linda Mason Dutton


Beverly Anderson Hill posted on 8/14/13

I was so saddened to hear of Dale's passing. I remember a few years back you came to Bloomington to see Rebie & we got to visit with you. Dale was always full of laughter and liked to tease. He and Andy were so much alike. I'm sure he will be missed by all of you. All of us send our love. Rebie, Bev, Paul, Mary& Philip.