American Veteran 04

Ronald E. Anderson

September 8, 1932 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Ronald E. Anderson, 89, of Toledo, IL passed away at 2:30 pm on November 23, 2021, at his residence.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday December 4, 2021, at the Casey United Methodist Church 703 N. Central Ave. Casey, IL. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 am to service time on Saturday at the church. Burial will be at a later date in the Albion Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family.

Ron was born on September 8, 1932, in Abilene, TX to Edwin and Ethel (Andrus) Anderson. He married Phyllis Boyles in February of 1956 and she preceded him in 1966. Survivors include his children Roger Anderson (Tammy) of Greenup, IL, and Nancy Harrold (Dennis) of Danville, IN; grandchildren Samuel (Sunny) Harrold, Stephanie Harrold, Joseph (Jaelynn) Harrold, Margaret (Jake) Judd, Mac Harrold, Claire (Ryan) Pugh, Rachael (Cole) Mintert and Miriam (Cory) Stabler; eight great grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brother Eddie Duane Anderson.

After his wife passed away at the age of 32, he concentrated on raising his children and the running of 120 separate companies through the Triangle Oil Corporation in Mt. Carmel, IL. Ron was recognized as Father of the year, nurturing his children in academics, scouting, sports, music, dance, and cheerleading. He turned down job offers in New York City so that he could raise his children in his own hometown.

During the 1980’s and 90’s, he ran the City of Mt. Carmel, where he became heavily involved in Republican politics, both in Illinois and in Washington, DC.  He stood side by side President Ronald Reagan on numerous occasions and attended Reagans’ second inauguration in 1985. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made the Casey United Methodist Church.
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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Casey United Methodist Church
703 N Central Ave.
Casey, IL 62420

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Casey United Methodist Church
703 N Central Ave.
Casey, IL 62420

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