Jeffrey Franklin Anderson
1963 - 2021
June 26, 1963
April 13, 2021
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 S. Fourth St.
Dekalb, IL 60115
Jeffrey Franklin Anderson
Born: June 26, 1963
Died: April 13, 2021
Jeffrey Franklin Anderson departed from this world on April 13th, 2021 at his home amongst family. Jeffrey was born in DeKalb, IL on June 26th, 1963 to George and Rita (Gile) Anderson. He was an adored older brother to Steve and Tom. Jeff married the love of his life, Amy (Ackland) Anderson on August 8th, 1987. Jeff was proud to be called Dad by his four children; Allison, Jared, Brandon and Bradley. Jeffrey was blessed to be a grandpa to Declan and Jameson Walsh.
Jeffrey was employed by the United States Post Office for over 20 years. Previously, he worked for DeKalb Swine Breeders. He was passionate about Softball and would excitedly recall his time playing third base in multiple softball leagues. He was one of the most competitive people you would ever meet as we can't recall him ever losing a game of Clue. He enjoyed participating in trap shooting leagues and events with his family. He was a dedicated Royal Rangers leader and skilled pinewood derby car artist. He was a loyal Coke a Cola drinker and would never drive anything other than a Chevy. Jeff loved to watch countless reruns of car restoration shows and NASCAR with his Dad and sons. He affectionately shared a birthday with his mother and rarely spent a birthday apart. Jeff was committed to making his children's sporting events, seldom missing one. He preferred his wife's cooking to anyone else's as long as it didn't have onions in it. He was enamored with wildlife and enjoyed long drives through the mountains in hopes of seeing animals. Of all those things he loved to do, Jeffrey loved Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His greatest wish was that his loved ones get right with God and "get their butt to Heaven" to see him again. Jeff was incredibly kind, truthful and had the most perseverance that a human could have. He truly was the best husband ,father, son, brother, grandfather and friend. He wore all of his titles of his life with such boldness as his family was the most important thing to him... right after God.
Jeffrey will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Amy Anderson; his children, Allison (Michael) Walsh, Jared Anderson, Brandon Anderson and Bradley Anderson; his grandson, Jameson Walsh. He will be always cherished by his parents, George and Rita Anderson; his brother, Stephen Anderson; Father and Mother in law, Leonard and Cheryl Ackland; Brother and Sister in laws, Randall (Connie) Ackland, Philip (Merrit) Ackland, Jeffery(Lisa) Ackland; and fondly recollected by eleven nieces and nephews. Jeff was welcomed into Heaven by his grandson, Declan Walsh and brother, Thomas Anderson.
A visitation will be held on Thursday April 22, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 2011 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL 60115.
Family and friends will gather on Friday April 23, 2021 for a 10 a.m. Funeral Service at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 131 W Elm St, Sycamore, IL 60178 with Pastor William Mills officiating. Burial will follow at Afton Cemetery.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2021.
3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Anderson Funeral Home
2011 S. Fourth St., Dekalb, IL 60115
Memorial Gathering
Bethel Assembly of God Church
131 W Elm St, Sycamore, Illinois
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Very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing but so glad to know we'll join him again in God's glory. Many great memories of the church softball team that was so influential in pointing me to Christ and which Jeff was a big part of. My heart breaks with his death yet at the same time it anticipates our reunion. All our love to Amy and all of Jeff's family and friends.
Roger Willis
April 26, 2021
I will remember all the good times we had shooting and fishing whit you.
Ignacio Flores Villagomez
April 24, 2021
We are so very sorry to learn of Jeff´s passing. Our hearts go out to all of his loving family. May God rap his arms around you during this difficult time and forever. We are thinking of you, Rita and George, and prayers are in abundance!
Dan and Kate Rozzen
April 21, 2021
Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. May God comfort your hearts, ease your suffering and give you hope, strength and peace in the coming days.
We are so sorry for your loss Rita , George and family.
Frank & Carol Engel
April 20, 2021
George and Rita: I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Jeffrey. Cherish the fond memories of him with your family. I hope you and George are safe and well. God's Blessings and His Peace to you and your family.
Linda Anderson
April 18, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to the Gile and Montavon families at this terrible loss.
Sue and Jeff Willey
April 17, 2021
Jesus has called his son home to be with him; as long as his kids live he'll always be here
Timothy Forrester
April 17, 2021