Milton A. Anderson

August 11, 1925 - November 14, 2016
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Milton A. Anderson, 91, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away, Monday, November 14, 2016 at Maple Crest Care Center. Born August 11, 1925 in Rockford, IL, son of Alfred and Jennie (Rosennquist) Anderson. He proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II, where he was stationed on the USS Queen. Milton married Betty Reser on July 6, 1951 in Belvidere, IL, she preceded him in death on May 7, 1986. He owned and operated M.A. Anderson, which specialized in cranes, dredging, excavating, and bulldozer services. Milton was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 for 68 years. He enjoyed going to coffee shops, and most of all, he loved going to his pond several times a day to feed the fish.

Milton is survived by many specials friends.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Highland Garden of Memories Chapel, 9800 Route 76,  Belvidere, IL, 61008. Cremation rites have taken place. There will be a cup of coffee on Milt after his celebration of Life at Bravo’s in Poplar Grove, 13555 IL-76, Poplar Grove, IL 61065. Memorials may be made to Maple Crest Care Centre in Milt’s name for care of the wildlife. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm -

Highland Garden of Memories


9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Highland Garden of Memories Chapel, 9800 Route 76,  Belvidere, IL, 61008


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Born: August 11, 1925
Died: November 14, 2016

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Lori Jones posted on 11/16/16

Always smiling and happy. He was a treasure.


John C Emerson posted on 11/17/16

From the Coon Creek Drainage Dist. Best Dragline man in the area.


Charlotte Birks Kunzelman posted on 3/10/17

Milt you sure are missed. We had a lot of great conversations and shared a lot of coffee together. Especially at the farm and the gals sure enjoyed the breakfast too! Smile. You were a tuff good ole boy but a good tuff one at that. You are missed.


Charlotte Birks Kunzelman posted on 3/10/17

Milt we sure miss those breakfasts at the farm and the conversations that went along with it.


SFC Gail Nordvall posted on 3/21/17

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Anderson. He was a true American hero and I will always be grateful for the time he spent sharing overseas stories with me. His words resonated with me when I needed it most. Rest peacefully Milt.