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Charlie W. Anderson

October 6th, 1932 – January 31st, 2020

Charlie W. Anderson, age 87 of Macomb, IL, passed away at 1:50 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. He was born on October 6, 1932 in Ray, IL, the son of William George and Zelda Marie (Jones) Anderson. On October 18, 1952, Charlie married Jean A. Bucher in Astoria, IL. She preceded him in death on January 2, 1988. On July 5, 1991, he married LaVern E. Howe in Astoria. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2018.

Charlie is survived by his son, Robert (and Doris) Anderson of Williamsville, IL, two daughters; Cindy Branch and Debra Anderson Sutton, both of Macomb, IL, seven grandchildren; Dylan Anderson, Sara Anderson, Chris Branch, Matt Branch, Heather Branch, Zachary Sutton, and Andrew Sutton, three great-grandchildren; Parker Branch, Kyle Branch, and Riley Pearson, two step-daughters; Judy Kennedy of Sarcoxi, MO and Linda Kaufman of Normal, IL, one step-son Thomas (and Glenda) Howe of Astoria, IL, ten step-grandchildren and seventeen step-great-grandchildren.

He was an Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955 with a rank of Corporal. Charlie was stationed in Germany and worked in the motor pool, repairing all types of military vehicles.

He worked for Bader Motor Company in Astoria for 3 years. He then went to work for GTE in 1958, working as a lineman, then technician for 30 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.

Charlie enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with about anything in his workshop. He took a locksmith course and began making keys and repairing locks in his spare time.

Services will be held on Friday, February 7th at 2:00 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Robert Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association in Charlie's memory. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery with military rites provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25.


February 2nd, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love and hugs.

February 3rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers for all of you. May your precious memories get you through the tough times.
Prayers, From The Taylor's Gary, Beverly, Miranda

February 5th, 2020

We share your sorrow. Your parents were the best neighbors - kind and helpful. We trust you have many fond memories of both of them to comfort you.
Affectionately, Ray & Nancy Krey