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Captain James Russell Anderberg, age 53 formerly of Westchester, suddenly on September 5, 2015 in Elk Grove Village, IL. Beloved son of Russell and Lorraine Anderberg of Summerfield, FL and Huntley, IL; loving father of Erin (Eric) Jackson and Patrick, Ellen and Isabella Anderberg; proud grandfather of Sean Matthew Jackson; dearest brother of Cheryl (Chris) Catalano and John and Sandra Anderberg; fond uncle of many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim will be missed by his crews at Spirit Airlines. Jim was a proud member of Spirit Airlines which was a second career that he embarked on 18 years ago. Previously he was president of Mercury Press, Inc., Forest Park, IL. He was a graduate of Oak Park/River Forest HS and Providence College, Providence, RI class of 1984. Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2 blks West of Mannheim Rd.) on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 4 to 8pm. Funeral Monday 9:30am from the funeral home to Divine Providence Church for Mass of the Resurrection 10am. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum. For further info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Sep. 16 to Sep. 18, 2015.
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
Divine Providence Church
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September 4, 2016
I flew with Jim many times at Mesaba. He was a class act and was very well liked by everyone. So sorry to hear of his passing. Blue skies my friend!
Rob Bostad
November 2, 2015
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss
Joseph Blum
September 21, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend, an excellent pilot, and had a tremendous heart. He was one of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure to know and he will be greatly missed.
Jason Finfrock
September 21, 2015
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Anderberg and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I remember him from the Oak Brook/Westchester days. I will keep Jim and your family in my prayers
Jayne Nawa-Cabel
September 19, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Wes and Judi Duckett
Judi Duckett
September 18, 2015
Dear Anderberg Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
First Officer Apsey
September 18, 2015
Extending heartfelt condolences to family and friends on the loss of Jim. May the God of tender mercies comfort you during your time of grief.
September 17, 2015
thinking of all of you right now, and wish i was there to hold your hands. All my love and prayers. Aunt dianna
Dianna eitel
September 17, 2015
Larry McClarnon
September 17, 2015
Larry McClarnon
September 17, 2015
To the ANDERBERG FAMILY in their time of grief, drawing close to 'God' at this diffcult time will comfort you. (James 4:8)
September 16, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time. May the God of all comfort provide you with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Psalms 83 : 18.
September 16, 2015
I flew with Jim only a few times, but that was enough to know what a kind gentleman he truly was. I enjoyed flying with him, and will miss him.
Eric Hoogeveen
September 16, 2015
My heart goes out to the whole Anderberg family, life isn't fair when someone this young is taken. May your memories of Jim keep him alive in your hearts forever. Sending prayers.
Pam Kouimelis
September 16, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Maybe our heavenly father be of comfort.
jw org
September 16, 2015
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
From the Staff of Conboy's Westchester Funeral Home
September 15, 2015
I am VRU sorry to hear the news of my friend Jim, I have flown with him many many trips at Mesaba. His passion was always about his kids. I know they will miss him, he was a joy to fly with and I'm proud to call him my friend. Until we meet again!!!
Pete Kovach
September 15, 2015
You will be missed, you are a true Gentleman and I will always remember you with a smile. Soar with the Anglels

Debi Wasielewski
September 15, 2015
Such a loss. Our Spirit family will forever miss you and hold your family in our prayers. It was a blessing to have known and flown with you . May you forever rest .
Denise Pool
September 15, 2015
Comfort and Prayers for the family of Captain Jim.
Maria Cichella
September 15, 2015
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Denise Nelson
September 15, 2015
Jim will be truly missed. He was a big part of the Spirit family. I've flown with him many times and each flight was enjoyable. So very sorry to learn he is no longer with us.
Ron Nelson
September 15, 2015
You will be greatly missed. I have flown with you many times and by far the kindness and most understanding man I have met. I will miss seeing you around. See you on the other side Capt. Anderburg.
Tom Ringer
September 15, 2015
rest in peace my friend!
Erin Hurwitz
September 15, 2015
I've flown with you countless times and each time was a pleasure. You always make us laugh, and smile and knew how to make a flight enjoyable!
Jonathan Levinson
September 15, 2015
Such a kind and wonderful man. It was an honor to fly with him. May his soul rest in peace and may your family find solace.
Carmen Cruz
September 15, 2015
You'll be forever missed!!! I remember we had a great conversation and you spoke highly of your daughter each time especially because she and I have the same birthday! May you rest in peace and fly high captain
September 15, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He was one of those Captains who when you saw his face, you knew it was going to be a good trip. Prayers to the family, he will be sorely missed.
Cathy Hibinger
September 15, 2015
A true gentleman and a pleasure to fly with! We will miss you, Jim! Rest in peace.
Gail Palestrini
September 15, 2015
One of the nicest men I knew. Always a gentleman, and was proud to be a part of his crew. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest sympathies to his family.
Jim Arnold
September 15, 2015
RIP Jim! To his family sorry for your loss!
Toni Scaturo
September 15, 2015
The news of your passing has given me a heavy heart. I always enjoyed flying with you. May you forever fly free. My thoughts are with your family and friends.
Janell Box
September 15, 2015
Jim was always a pleasure to fly with and will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.
Teri Davison
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