Mrs. Lois Nanette “Skip” Anderson, 82, was born August 20, 1930, in Macomb, Illinois the daughter of Lewis “Mose"and Ruth Smick.
She graduated from Avon, Illinois high school and subsequently attended the Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in Galesburg, Illinois, where she then lived and worked. She met and married her husband, Jack D. Anderson, where their three children were born. The family eventually moved to Dubuque, Iowa and then Bettendorf, Iowa, from where they retired in 1985. They moved to Sebring, Florida where they enjoyed many years of retirement. She was an avid golfer and a skilled card player.
Lois had several health problems, with surgeries and setbacks with associated pain. She lost her battle on November 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Lewis “Mose” Smick; and her son, John. She was survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack; daughter, Nancy (Gary) Donaldson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; son, Jeff (Sandra) Anderson of Aurora, Colorado; and seven grandchildren. She also left behind good friends in the Quad Cities area, Dubuque, Galesburg and Sebring all of whom will miss her greatly.
Mr. Jack D. Anderson, 87, of Sebring, Florida formerly of Galesburg passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, in Sebring.
He was born March 23, 1930 the son of Falke “Frank” and Judith Johnson Anderson in Craig, Nebraska. He has lived in Sebring since 1986. Jack worked as an industrial engineer and retired from John Deere and Company, Davenport after 22 years. Jack is a past member of the Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club, past member of First Lutheran Church, member of the Masonic Order. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his children, Nancy (Gary) Donaldson and Jeff (Sandra) Anderson and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Lois, of 59 years, his son, John, his brothers Frank (Ray) Anderson, Jim Anderson and his sister, Katharine (Yane) Spiker, nee Anderson.
Jack was a self-made man, who knew how to do things, and he largely taught himself all the skills he used in life, and was justifiably proud of his self-sufficiency. His children looked to him as a role model for a solid work ethic, hunger for knowledge and superior gift of common sense. There were literally nothing Jack could not figure out given the time and tools.
Memorial Services celebrating the lives of both Jack and Lois (Smick) Anderson will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 23, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 364 E. Water St., Galesburg. Rev. Pamela Marolla will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow the burial at the church. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Galesburg or to the Atonement Lutheran Church, Sebring, Florida. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.