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Chuck N. Anderson


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Chuck N. Anderson Obituary
Charles N. Anderson Born: Oct. 18, 1924; in Mason, IL Died: Feb, 5, 2014; in Wilmington Charles N. Anderson "Chuck", age 89, of Wilmington, passed away February 5, 2014. Born October 18, 1924 in Mason, Illinois, Charles was a son of the late Raymond and Nellie F. Riley-Anderson. He was raised in Altamont and graduated from Joliet Township HS. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp, and honorably served throughout the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater of Operations during World War II. Chuck retired as an operator from Stepan Chemical, Elwood in 1992, after 29 years. He was a member of Island City Baptist Church, the Wilmington Senior Citizens Club, and a charter and life member of the Malcomb J. Mayo V.F.W. Post #5422. It was with the Wilmington VFW that Chuck served as a member of the Honor Guard, Chaplain and was past Commander. Chuck was a district president for little league baseball, managed for more than twenty years, and was involved with the building and maintenance of the North and South Island baseball fields. Chuck greatly enjoyed his involvement with local baseball, coaching, the Boy Scouts, and was proud to have been active with the VFW since the early 1950 's. He was a master carpenter and took pleasure working with Bernie Benson, building kitchen cabinets and homes throughout the area. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling to Branson and Nashville. Chuck was an inductee into the Senior Services Center of Will County in 1995 for his many years of volunteering. He was also recognized as Citizen of the Year and received the Boy Scouts Century Award. Survivors include his children: Bonnie Carol Tyler and William Ray Anderson, both of Wilmington; grandchildren: Jill Anne (Mike) Halleckson, Jodi (Troy) Wolf, Robin Tyler, Christian (Felicia)Tyler, Amy (Brandon) Caldwell, Monica Lee Wendell, and Rebecca Ann Miller; great-grandchildren: Ila Tyler, Bailey Caldwell, Blake Caldwell, Ava Caldwell, Brayden Caldwell, Dalton Miller, Devin Miller, Rachel Grey Wolf and Benjamin Vance Halleckson; step children: Barbara Dyer of Wilmington, Ginger (Jack)Nelson of New Lenox, and Michael Feeney and Clark Feeney, both of Wilmington; sister Virginia Hodina of Willow Springs and sisters-in-law: Pat Anderson of Joliet and Fran Anderson of Palm Desert, California. Charles was preceded by his parents; wife Geraldine; daughter Debra O 'Rourke; son Robert Newton Anderson; grandson Jason Robert Anderson; brothers: George Melvin Anderson, Ricky Anderson and Kenny Anderson; sisters Emma Mayfield and Mary Lou Rollins and stepson-in-law Don Dyer. Visitation Sunday, February 9th from 2:00-6:00PM at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow Monday at 10:00AM in the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Preferred memorial may be made to the Wilmington V.F.W. Post #5422. Online guest book: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. 815-476-2181
Published in Morris Daily Herald on Feb. 7, 2014
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