Thomas “Tommy” Anderson, 98, of Sheffield died on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Colonial Hall, Princeton. There will be no visitation or memorial services per his wishes. Cremation rites have been accorded and interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield is assisting the family with arrangements.
“Unk” as his nieces and nephews liked to call him was born October 10, 1916 in Sheffield, IL the son of Thomas and Alda (Johnson) Anderson. He married Marilyn Spratt on October 12, 1958 in Sheffield. She preceded him in death.
Unk served in the army in WWII and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a farmer, drove a truck for the Sheffield Brickyard and a fuel truck for Sprowls Oil Co, night watchman at Van Packers, Western School bus driver and rural mail carrier.
Unk was a member of H.F. Hortz 415 American Legion, Sheffield. He enjoyed going to the casinos and traveling with his wife. He loved his nieces and nephew as if they were his own children.
Survivors include; three nieces, Mary Jo (Bill) Rosenow, Pat Stier, and Linda (Mike) Oredens; seven nephews, Jim (Willy) Hewitt, Tim (Robin) Hewitt, John (Joni) Stier, Mike (Deb) Stier, Steve (Marcie) Stier, Tommy (Susie) Anderson, and Greg (Lin) Anderson; and many great nieces and great nephews. His parents; two brothers, Leonard and Albert and one sister Helen Billings; a niece, Edwina Stier; nephew, Gene Billings; and his foreign exchange daughter, Charlotte “Charlie” Borgenton preceded him in death.
Condolences may be expressed at Tommy’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com .