PETER BLADE ANDERSON, 66 ROCKFORD - Peter Blade Anderson, 66, of Rockford went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after a 6 month battle with cancer. He was born on April 3, 1948, in Rockford, son of Carroll and Bernice (Blade) Anderson. United in marriage to Elaine Boynton on December 31, 1989, in Rockford. Retired from OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Peter's animals were everything to him. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and fishing. Survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Lisa (Corey) Widergren, Allan (Lisa Schaffer) Anderson, Rachel (Mikel) Eglite, Rebekah Anderson; grandchildren, Kyle (Sarah Pollock) Anderson, Courtnie (Nick) Griffin, Colin Johnson, Evan Kleine, Josh Anderson, Tija Eglite; siblings, David (Linda) Anderson, Maris Nathan, Beverly Kilgore; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and several loving canine companions. Pete's family is grateful to OSF Hospice, and nurse Marilyn for their loving care. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford. Chaplain Ed Greenfield from OSF Hospice will officiate. Memorial Visitation from noon until the time of service. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Noah's Ark. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.graceFH.com.
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1340 South Alpine Road Rockford, IL 61108
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 1 to May 2, 2014