Ralph G. Anderson Jr. (1946 - 2014)

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Ralph Anderson Jr.

Ralph G. Anderson, Jr., 67, of Cahokia, Ill., born Aug. 6, 1946 in Waynesville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, Ill.

Mr. Anderson was a U.S. Army veteran; and retired from Monsanto Chemical Co., in Sauget, Ill. He was a former Cahokia police officer, and a hunter safety instructor for the State of Illinois.

He is preceded in death by his son, Charles "Chuck" Anderson; his parents, Ralph and Helen, nee Sheets, Anderson Sr.; and a sister, Viola Raff.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Carol Anderson, nee Pettigrew; his children, Ralph "Andy Anderson of West Virginia, Eric (Candace) Anderson of Palm Springs, Calif., and Donna Mahserjian of Las Vegas, Nev., a step-daughter, Rhonda (Robert) Franey of Baldwin, Ill.; two brothers, Gustave (Donna) Anderson of Fillmore, Ill., and Alf Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Joyce Tomlinson of Dupo, Ill., and Judith (Eric) Wigger of Barnhart, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren, Teresa "TeTe", Eric, Anthony, Erin, Kaitlyn, Gavin, Christina, Michael, Makayla, Stacy, and Stephanie. He was a dear uncle, cousin, and friend.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Braun Family Funeral Home in Columbia, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the funeral home with Reverend Ronny Caroll officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, Mo.

Funeral Home
Braun Family Funeral Home
265 Quarry Rd Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-6793
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 15, 2014
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