Phyllis J. Anderson, 57, Broker/Manager of Coldwell Banker of Hinsdale (formerly Prudential Burnet), died of cancer at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on Thursday, March 18, 1999.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, on June 4, 1941, Mrs. Anderson moved with her family to Burr Ridge, Illinois, in 1978. She began her real estate career as a sales associate with First United Realtors and was soon recognized for her leadership and management skills.
She managed offices in the Hinsdale/Oak Brook area for 15 years, and was instrumental in the purchase of the current office building at 8 East Hinsdale. Based upon an original photograph provided by the Hinsdale Historical Society, Mrs. Anderson managed a complete restoration of the building to its original, circa 1910 condition.
Mrs. Anderson and her family were also leaders in establishing The Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center. She co-chaired one of the annual fundraising balls and "worked behind the scenes in bringing that wonderful project to fruition," said Robert Aument, Chairperson of The Ronald McDonald House.
She is survived by her husband, Craig; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Anderson of Leesburg, Florida; her sister, Mary Bauer of Louisville, Kentucky; a daughter, Julie Kryzaniak of Western Springs, Illinois; a son, Kenneth of Hinsdale; and three grandchildren.