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Donald H. "Don" Anderson

August 18, 1935 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 84)


This private funeral service will be live-streamed.  You will be able to watch the service at 10:30 Tuesday, July 7, 2020, on


Donald H. “Don” Anderson, 84, of Geneseo, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at his residence.  A private funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory - Geneseo Chapel.  Reverend Matt Kamprath will officiate.  A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the funeral home.  Effective June 26, 2020, regulations allow for 50 people (including staff)  at a time within the funeral home.  The funeral home will monitor capacity limits to maintain compliance with COVID regulations.  The funeral home requests that all guests at the visitation wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.  Memorials may be directed to the Donald Anderson Memorial Fund.


Don was born on August 18, 1935, the son of Alfred and Helen (Olson) Anderson, in Geneseo.  He graduated from Geneseo High School, class of 1954.  Don married Patricia L. Koester on June 27, 1957, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island.  She preceded him in death on October 5, 2019.  He was employed as the postmaster for the Geneseo Post Office.  Don proudly served in the United States Army.  He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, golf, cooking, reading, listening to music, and singing.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Geneseo.  He especially loved spending time with his family, and always looked forward to Thursday night dinners.


Those left to cherish his memory include his three daughters, Kathryn (Jim) Heller, Kari (Gene) Gentry, and Kristine (Jim) VanVooren,  all of Geneseo; his son, Lonnie (Cathy) Anderson of Geneseo; eight grandchildren, Sarah (Brian) Hofer, Brad (Sheryl) Heller, Joshua Anderson, Karalee Wasserman, Aaron (Sarah) VanVooren, Travis VanVooren, Emily Gentry, and Ethan Gentry; ten great-grandchildren, and one on the way; brother, Gayle (Phyllis) Anderson, Fishers, IN; and sister, Gladys Swanson, Geneseo.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Helen, and his wife, Patricia. 

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Funeral Service
January 7, 1970

10:30 AM
Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo
580 E Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Memorial Visitation
July 6, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo
580 E Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, Illinois 61254


Oakwood Cemetery
1060 South Oakwood Ave
Geneseo, IL 61254

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