William 'Andy' Anderson
Send a link to a friend
[April 20, 2010]
ELKHART -- William E. "Andy" Anderson,
83, of Elkhart, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at 3:15 a.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Elkhart
Christian Church, with Robert Twist officiating.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery,
Springfield, where military rites will be conducted.
Mr. Anderson was a retired farmer and retired from
the Department of Agriculture.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946
during World War II and from 1952 to 1954 during the
He was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Elkhart. His
parents were James and Emma Olson Anderson. He
married Ann Haynes on June 13, 1954, at the U.S.
naval base in Yokosuka, Japan.
He is survived by his wife, of Elkhart; two sons,
Mark Anderson of Elkhart and Jeff (and Vicki)
Anderson of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Sally (and
Chuck) Goff of Woodhull; one sister, Jean Bobell of
Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; and 13
He was preceded in death by his parents and one
brother, James L. Anderson.
He served on many boards and commissions, and was
deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher at Elkhart
Christian Church. He served on the Elkhart High
School board and with the regional school trustees
of Logan-Mason-Menard County, being chairman for 12
years. He also served on the Logan County FS board,
Logan County Development Foundation, FHA board,
Logan County Regional Planning Commission, Abraham
Lincoln Hospital Healthcare Foundation and Logan
County Fair board. With the fair board, he served as
vice-president, organized the first junior livestock
show and was the first superintendent, and served as
chairman of central zone county fairs.
He was active in the Republican Party and served
as Logan County coordinator for the Thompson
He was named Outstanding Young Farmer of Logan
County by the Lincoln Jaycees in 1963.
He attended Elkhart schools, attended Illinois State
University in the Navy V-12 program, and graduated
from the University of Illinois in 1949 and also
received a commission as ensign in the U.S. Naval
He began farming with his father until 1952, when
he was recalled into the Navy and served in the
Harbor Defense Unit in Yokusuka, Japan, during the
Korean War. He was discharged in December 1954.
He retired from farming in 1981 and was employed
as a bureau chief in the Illinois Department of
Agriculture, where he served as chairman of the
Interagency Committee on Pesticides and also served
on the governor's Chemical Safety Task Force.
He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's and
great-grandchildren's sports events. He also enjoyed
gardening and woodworking in his spare time.
Memorials may be made to Elkhart Christian
Click here to send a note of condolence to the