Rick Anderson

Profile Updated: April 25, 2016
Residing In: The Villages, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Sylvia (Olson) MHS '62
Occupation: Retired
Children: Tim Anderson MHS '87. Married Jada Tullos. Living in Greensboro, NC
Teri Anderson MHS '89. Living More…in Grandville, MI. Two children, Alex (2001) and Alyssa (2004).
Military Service: United States Air Force  

We split our year between The Villages, Florida, in the winter and Holland, Michigan, in the summer.
After MHS I went to the University of Dubuque, played football and graduated with a Business Administration degree in 1966. Went into the USAF from '66 to '71. Came out a Captain. Worked for John Deere for 30+ years. Two terms as a Moline alderman.

School Story:

I met Sylvia in Miss Hulse's Chemistry class our junior year. We first went out right before our senior year. We kept seeing each other through college, even though Sylvia went to Western Illinois University and I went to Dubuque. We both graduated in 1966 and got married in August of that year. Good ol' Miss Hulse.

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Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Michael J Warren.
Aug 30, 2017 at 12:33 PM
Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Richard M Sundquist.
Aug 24, 2017 at 4:33 PM

It is ironic that Dick passed away the day after our high school class's 55th reunion. I first met Dick in junior high school knew him through high school. I then worked with him at JDHW. I would run into him in the community and he was always, over all those years, a nice and easy going guy. Easy to talk with. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by those who were closest to him and all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Richard M Sundquist.
Aug 24, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I saw Dick one time wearing a "Tennessee" shirt.  I asked him if he had ties to that state and he said he did, that his brother was the Governor of Tennessee.  I thought he was joking, but he said, no.  He was serious.  Sure enough, his brother Don, MHS Class of 1953 served as Tennessee's governor from 1994 to 2002.  Don is a member of the Moline High School Hall of Honor.

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Jul 27, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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Jul 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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Jun 27, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Just to make sure you are aware of the next MHS Class of 1962 Reunion. It's the Friday (informal gathering), Saturday (dinner and dancing), and Sunday (brunch) of 18-20 August. Hope you can talk Ken into coming! Would really enjoy seeing you again.

Apr 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Happy birthday Rick. I hope you have a great day!

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Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Theodora Skrevanos Benson.
Mar 09, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Karen McCandless from MHS Class of 1961 is the person that led me to Terry's obituary, Gay.  That was very thoughtful of her.  I only knew who Terry was in high school.  I can't say I really knew her.  From reading her obituary I feel as though it is my loss.  How many fine, wonderful, talented people have we passed by in our lives without knowing what we have missed?

Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Rita Higginbotham.
Dec 06, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Picture of Rita with friends at a 7th grade slumber party.

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Posted on: Jul 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Happy Birthday to me!
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Apr 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Happy birthday my best to you and your family.by the way where you at the east Moline goal post party

Apr 11, 2016 at 8:32 AM

Happy birthday yesterday. I hope you had a great day. I remember when we celebrated yours and Roger's birthdays together. His was on the 6th.

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Jan 21, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM

That was a nice memory you posted on Kai's page, Penny. It's good to hear those kinds of stories. So many memories and stories from our Moline days.
As far as collecting dolls: I'm reading a book, "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., about Huguette Clark, a woman who inherited multi-millions of dollars from her father's estate. She was a prolific doll collector as well as a collector of other things. A fascinating read, if you're interested.

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Jan 11, 2016 at 3:59 PM

My mom just sent this to me so we weren't able to join the fun this past Saturday. Long way from where we now are!
Congratulations. It's rare for someone to stay in business for as long as you have. It's a testament to your work ethic.

Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Raymond L Kelso.
Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Tremendously strong runner on the football field where I knew him. He ran track on a very good relay team, too.  I enjoyed Ray in high school.  He was mature beyond what I was.  Insightful.  I've thought of Ray often over the years.

Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Gena Dedrikson Scott.
Apr 22, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Donna (Evoy) Elvis passes on this story about Gena.  They were both in Mr. Tulley's math class at Coolidge and were given an extra credit question: "Bonus Problem - Use 12 match sticks to print an ingredient used to make a match. We spent days of ending class time to solve the problem. Gina solved it first! The answer: 'LOVE' She was so happy & proud. Her smile, laughter, & spirit will always be with me."

Rick Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Gena Dedrikson Scott.
Apr 19, 2015 at 4:33 PM

I don't think anyone has garnered so many comments after passing as has Gena.  I echo Pat (Carlson) Simon's comments.  It is too bad everyone doesn't read or hear the fond memories others have of them before it is too late.  Gena was mature before her time.  I think it was a long time after high school that I reached that level of maturity.  (I know.  Some of you may still wonder about me!)  But, looking back, Gena may have embodied the MHS Class of 1962 in that she was mature beyond her years.  She was attractive in appearance as well as in spirit.  Our class was often referred to as a class of potiential.  Many, many in the class reached that potential, perhaps not in fame, but certainly in accomplishments.  Unfortunately we are reaching that age where many of the stars of our class are passing on before us.  It should make us appreciate the gifts they gave us and, in a way, they pushed the rest of us to come closer to our potential.  I didn't know Gena well.  But she was among those who made our class, the MHS Class of 1962, a "class act".  May she have had some knowledge of that before she went on before us.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Sylvia and I met in Miss Hulse's chemistry class and started dating our senior year in high school. We're still at it!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Got a Yuengling in my right hand. Self medication. Helps me swing nice and easy!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM
My favorite shirt. (Horizonal stripes!)