Dean Anderson Birthday


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Dean W. Anderson will be honored at a family dinner on Saturday, March30, 2013, in observance of his 90th birthday, followed by an open house forfamily and friends from 2 to 4 pm at the Friendship Manor Activity Room,Rock Island.
Dean was born on April 8, 1923, in Rio, Ill. He married Elcna Todd, ofPinckneyville, Ill., on April 29, 1945. She died on Oct. 19, 2012, after67 years of marriage.
Dean worked for John Deere, Moline, for 40 years,retiring in 1982.
His children are Darryl (Karen) Anderson, Andalusia; Dwight (Ruth)Anderson, Moline; and Todd (Kelley) Anderson, Broomfield, Colo. He has sevengrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is a member of Church of Peace, Rock Island.
Online greetings can be sent to Dean at adaeaddt@aol.com.














 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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