CRYSTAL LAKE – Jeffrey Lynn Anderson, 57, of Crystal Lake, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.|
Jeff married Sherry Marie Lopez in 1984, and they lived in the Crystal Lake area for most of their married life together. He worked in the hospitality industry.
Jeff always had a cheerful outlook and was truly one of life's most positive people. He was the best friend, best listener and loudest cheerleader of every person who knew him.
His family was always his priority. He always told his wife and children "I love you all the way up to the stars!"
He lived life to the fullest and took his family on a dream vacation to Hawaii, where zip lining, hiking, luaus and beautiful beaches were shared. Other family trips included numerous trips to Daytona Beach, Fla., Las Vegas and camping trips.
Jeff had a passion for motorcycles and 1960s and '70s rock-and-roll music. Jeff spent every spare moment riding, polishing and upgrading his Yamaha motorcycles.
On a sunny day off from work, you could find him cruising on the bike, making a run to Gene & Judes for the hot dogs he loved so much.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sherry Marie (Lopez) Anderson; his children, Kenneth Timothy Anderson and Ashley Lynn Anderson; sisters, Carol Joy (Dan) White and Laura Ann (Randall) Gosell; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Joanne Helen and Kenneth Ernest Anderson.
All who love him are absolutely sure he is riding his Yamaha through the streets of heaven with the music blasting.
The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Avenue (Route 176), Crystal Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the
Online condolences may be sent to the family at davenportfamily.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 24, 2012