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Leon J. Anderson

January 6, 1944 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

On Monday, January 18th, 2021, Leon Jan Anderson passed away, unexpectedly, at the age of 77, at home with his wife Donna. He was a loving husband and father of two sons.
Leon was born on January 6th, 1944 in Bakersfield, Missouri.  Leon and his family moved to Illinios in 1955.  There he met his soulmate in 1962, Donna Fields.  They got married March 28th, 1964 in Belvidere, IL.  They have 2 sons.  Leon J Anderson (Rosa) and Alan Ray Anderson (Amy).  Leon worked as a plant manager at Metal Improvement for 7 years and retired in 2004.  They moved to Theodosia, MO, in 2005 and built their "little shack by the lake."  They loved to travel in their motorhome to visit family and friends.  He enjoyed splitting wood with his friend Kenny, fished on his pontoon boat, rode his new motor bicycle, and rode a  Honda motorcycle.  He texted his sons every morning "Good morning son."  Leon and his wife enjoyed life to the fullest and it showed.  
Survived by his loving wife, Donna; his two sons, Leon (Rosa) and Alan (Amy); brothers, Don (Carol), Randy (Deb), and Roger (Roxanne); grandchildren, Lee (Brittany), Katie (Emir), AJ (Paige), Ana (Noah R.), Bailie (Noah T.), Codey (Frances); great-grandchildren: Zander and Lilliana; Leon was known as Uncle Jan by his nieces and nephews.  He was so loved and will be greatly missed.  Preceded in death by his father, John and mother, Joice, his sister, Lyndal, brothers John and Ray, two grandsons, Jacob and Luke.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Chapel at Highland Garden of Memories, with a funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m.  Burial in Highland Garden of Memories.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Highland Garden of Memories
9800 IL-76
Belvidere, IL 61008

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 23, 2021

12:30 PM
Highland Garden of Memories
9800 IL-76
Belvidere, IL 61008

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