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Colin L. Anderson, 66 ROCKFORD - Colin L. Anderson, 66, of Rockford passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Harvard to Arnt and Alice Anderson. Colin graduated from Harvard High School in 1961. He married Linda Porter on May 4, 1990, in Las Vegas. Colin worked for the Rockford Police Department for 28 years before retiring as a sergeant in 1993. After retiring, he spent his time running his own business, Tappers Unlimited, for many years. Colin was a loving husband, father, brother and grandpa, and a great friend to everyone that he met. He will be deeply missed by all. Colin enjoyed golfing as much as possible, vacationing to Las Vegas, boating on the Rock River, spending time with his grandchildren, meeting friends daily at the Lombardi Club and was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. He was a veteran of the Army, serving as military police in Company K. Member of Grace Lutheran Church. Other memberships include the Lombardi Club, Venetian Club, SM&SF, Vasa Club, American Legion, Moose Club, IPA and Retired Officers Association. Survivors include his wife, Linda; children, Kimberley Anderson and Michael Anderson, both of California, and Andrea (Carl) Akerlund of Roscoe; grandchildren, Gavin and Ella Akerlund; brothers, Paul (Ruth) Anderson and Dean (Jan) Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park, with a memorial visitation from 8:30 a.m. to service time. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be established by the family. Arrangements completed by Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Riverside Chapel. Express condolences online at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2010
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