David M. Anderson

David M. Anderson, 86, a resident of Grayslake and formerly of Prairie View, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at his home.  He was born October 20, 1931 in Evanston, IL to Edward and Elizabeth Anderson.  Dave spent his early years in Lake County IL attending Half Day Grade School and Libertyville High School. He worked in the construction industry, served in the US Army in the Korean War and the Army Reserves. Dave went on to own and operate Dave’s Sinclair Service Station in Half Day and was a Volunteer Fireman for the Vernon Fire Protection District. In 1967, he was elected Vernon Township Highway Commissioner serving for 30 years until his retirement in 1997. Dave’s love of fishing had him also working part-time at BonADon Custom Fishing and Tackle for 20 years and to then open Dave’s Reel Service.  After retiring Dave was a Trustee for the Lincolnshire Riverwood’s Fire Protection District for 10 years. Many also remember Dave as an active and encouraging Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, wood working, and playing cards, bingo, and Yahtzee with his friends. As an avid fisherman, he cherished his annual trip to Canada with family and friends. He liked meeting new people wherever he went, and will be lovingly remembered for his kind and compassionate heart, easy going manner, upbeat attitude, willingness to lend a hand, and offering an uplifting word. Dave is survived by his loving companion for the past 9 years, Mary Jean Black, his children Daniel (Leann), Eric (Judy), Ellen Zeppo (Tony), David (Karen George), Amy (Chandra Govind) and Mark (Tara), his grandchildren Brad, Stacy, Lauren, Zach, Brennan, Camden, Aliyah, Christopher, Adam, Alaina, Cathy (Tom), and Mike (Karen), and his greatgrandchildren Zachary, Ryan and Carly.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Patricia, his brother Edward, and his beloved wife of 52 years, Mary T. (nee: Horcher) Anderson.  A visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 2018 from 3:00pm until 9:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 and at the church one hour prior to the mass on Saturday.  The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church 22333 W. Erhart Rd. Mundelein, IL.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Mundelein, IL.  In memory of Dave, donations may be made to St. Mary of the Annunciation, the American Legion, or the charity of your choice.  For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

9 Responses to David M. Anderson

  • Deborah Horcher-Shramovich says:

    Blessings to all of the Dave Anderson family. Your dad has left a long legacy of grace, fortitude, and compassion. He will be missed.

  • Mary Ron Campbell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to family. Ron and Mary Campbell

  • George Boehm {neighbor} says:

    My condolnces to the family and prayers foe Dave

  • Tom Krueger says:

    Dave served as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District. He was a great man, always had a smile, great anecdotes. Dave was a true servant to the community and had vested interest in our Fire District members. A true honor to have known Dave.

  • Jim Schuetz says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Jim and Jeanne Schuetz and family

    • Gerald Horcher says:

      Our prayers and condolences to the family. Just know that uncle Dave is walking the streets of gold with Jesus, and visiting friends and family who have past. Amen

  • Gerald T Horcher says:

    My Condolences and prayers to the family. Uncle Dave is walking with the Lord in Heaven and visiting with all family and friends who have past.

  • Ron Urick says:

    Dave was a great guy and raised an incredible family. I taught all of his wonderful kids at Stevenson High School. Whenever I saw him he had a smile on his face and always had welcoming, warm heart. His legacy will live on in all those he touched. My condolences to the Anderson family, Ron Urick

  • Fred Kruger (retired fire chief) says:

    I knew Dave from the old days when the locals would gather in the back room of Dave’ Sinclair. My father would bring us along sometimes and we were in awe of the old timers and their stories. As Road commissioner Dave never turned down anyone who needed his assistance. He had no ego just good common sense and a charitable attitude. When he became a trustee for the fire district these same attributes followed. Even after he moved away Dave would visit the firehouse from time to time. He always had lots of good stories about hie latest adventures. Dave was a great man and a good friend.He will be sorely missed.