SPRINGFIELD – As a baptized member of the Body of Christ and a faithful disciple of Jesus, Pastor Glenn Lawrence Anderson, 88, of Springfield was called to his eternal heavenly home at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born May 5, 1922, in Osceola, WI, to Lawrence and Jenny Anderson. He grew up in Paxton, IL, raised by his Aunt Miss Jennie Anderson following his mother’s death. He married Imogene Marie Kennedy on June 27, 1948 at 1st Lutheran in Galesburg, IL. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2009.
He is survived by 8 loving daughters, Beth (Philip) Dralle of Pekin, Deberah Breen of Tucson, AZ, Rebecca (James) Murray of West Allis, WI, Angela (Steve) Dyer of Sherman, Kristen (Daniel) Anderson-Hereth of Watertown, WI, Abby (Bob) Murphy of Normal, Sarah (Gary) Scott of LaMesa, CA and Mary (Phil) Fauble of Verona, WI; 25 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Doris Grumish of Brookfield, CT and Irene Swensen of Flat Rock, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 2 aunts; 2 brothers, Virgil and Cyril; and one son, Daniel.
Pastor Glenn served two years in the Army Air Corps during WWII in Sweden and England. He graduated from Augustana Seminary and was ordained June 17, 1951, at First Lutheran in Galesburg. He was an ELCA Lutheran Pastor who faithfully served the Lord for 59 years beginning in St. Ignace, MI from 1951-1953, Knoxville and Wataga, IL from 1953-1960, Varna and Lacon, IL from 1960-1964, Olney, IL from 1964-1967. He served at First Lutheran in Beardstown, IL from 1967-1981, St. Peter’s, in Dwight, IL from 1981-1988, St. John in Royal, IL from 1988-1998 and at Montvale Estates from 2006-2010.
A visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church with a funeral service at 7:15 p.m. Bishop Warren Freiheit will preside and Pastor Glen VanderKloot will officiate assisted by Pastor Timothy Hubert. Burial will be at Oetgen Cemetery in Beardstown at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services of IL (LSSI).
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