Jerry K. Anderson
Jerry K. Anderson

Born: December 10, 1969; Rockford

Died: June 19, 2021; Shannon

SHANNON – Jerry Keith Anderson, 51, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his home in Shannon, where he resided the last 3 months of his life.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of life to follow on a later date.

Jerry was born December 10, 1969, to Glenn and Mary (Reuber) Anderson in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from Eastland High School in 1988. After he graduated, he went to Bradley University where he graduated with an industrial engineering degree. He worked at Elkay in Lanark, Haldex in Rockford, and then moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 2004 where he worked at Webasto until 2020. Jerry came home to Shannon March 27, 2021, to be near his family.

Jerry was a die-hard Pittsburg Steelers fan for many years and loved to watch the games. He loved to joke around and make people laugh. He made everyone feel welcome and made sure you had a smile on your face. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his great-niece and nephews. Although he lived a full life, even facing difficult illnesses, he never let it get him down. He loved life and lived life to the fullest. Jerry was loved by all that met him and will be missed by all who loved him.

Jerry will be dearly missed by his dad, Glenn Anderson and companion Marion; his mom and stepdad, Mary and Randy Reuber; sister, Cindy Moll; nephew, Travis Anderson; niece and husband, Ashley and Nick Strehlow; great niece and great-nephews, Hayden, Lucas, and Jackson Strehlow; stepgrandparents, Lois and Merle Reuber; six aunts, Margie and uncle Bob Roiland, Rita Gilbert, Mona Devore, Cheryl Chan, and Vicky and uncle Jeff Opstedal; many cousins; and best friends Leslie and Rocky Muniz.

Jerry is predeceased by his grandparents, Norman and Ada Anderson and Arvil and Ellen Devore; stepgrandmother, Betty Devore; an uncle, Orville Chan; and an aunt, Martha Morris.

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Published by Sauk Valley News on Jul. 14, 2021.
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