Richard C. Anderson

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Richard C. Anderson
Richard C. Anderson

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Richard C. Anderson

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Richard C. Anderson

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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 Wyoming, MI. Two children, Alex (2001) and Alyssa (2004).
Military Service: United States Air Force  
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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. Married Sylvia (Olson)(MHS '62) on August 6, 1966 and then went into the USAF from '66 to '71. Came out a Captain. Worked for John Deere for 30+ years. Retired since 2004. Served two terms as a Moline alderman. Served on Moline Plan Commission and on the Moline Police and Fire Commission.

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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Posted on: Jan 11, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Thank you for your kind words for Linda Davis. It was good to read your “bio” comments, too. It sounds like you have had a wonderful life since MHS.

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Nov 16, 2020 at 12:41 PM

So sorry to read "Mister Nachbauer" passed away.  He was a big part of my junior high school days and my sophomore baseball coach.  He was even my boss for a couple of flooring jobs many years ago.  But what I'll remember him best for was being the "monitor" of the dance floor in the Coolidge rec at noon.  He made sure the young junior high boys and girls didn't dance too close!  One more story ... many years after my schooling I was walking out of a theater in Moline when I heard a voice from behind me say, "Hello, Mr. Anderson."  Yep.  It was Mister Nachbauer.  We walked along a short distance and talked and I took note that he still had that erect posture and confident walk at a pretty senior age.  But I was most impressed that he remembered who I was in a respectful manner.  Quite a gentleman.  May he rest in peace.

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Oct 30, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Jim was a good guy.  An athlete in high school that played basketball on a pretty good 1960-1961 Moline basketball team that had a 22 win 5 loss season bookended by a season opening loss to East Rockford and a season ending loss in the Sub State Tournament to the same E-Rabs of East Rockford.  He was also an excellent baseball player known for his batting.  He was a good teammate.  In later years I worked at the Farmall Plant with Jim.  It was a career stopover for both of us.  Just a nice guy.

Jul 29, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Cheryl will be remembered for many things, I'm sure.  But I remember her big smile, shown in both of her pictures on this page, and the personality that smile represented.  Knew her best at Coolidge, but her husband to be was a neighbor of mine his senior year and my junior year at MHS.  He gave me rides to MHS and I even visited his old hometown of Mason City, Illinois, with him once.  Good people.  I hope Cheryl's family finds peace at this trying time.

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Posted on: Feb 04, 2020 at 4:51 AM

Rick,

Here is a photo of Tom & Barbara Ewing when I saw them in the spring of 2018 at their then home in Ocala, FL.

Jerry,

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Posted on: Jun 07, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Please email me the location, times and day and date of the 75th Birthday Party and I'll put it on the class website. captainricka@yahoo.com

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In our Coolidge Jr. Hi days Bill and I had an interest in model railroads and hung out in a hobby shop on 23rd Avenue across from Hafners.  Over the years we'd run into each other and Bill was always friendly and outgoing.  I believe the last time I talked with him was at a JD Golf Classic Tournament.  As with so many of our classmates, Bill will be in our hearts and part of our memories of the good ol' days.

Apr 10, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Happy birthday Rick! Have a great day. See you in October.

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Feb 10, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Miss Steckel was my history teacher when I was, I believe, a sophomore.  It must have been really early in her career in education.  By the time our two kids went through MHS she had gone into administration and was assistant principal before her retirement.  Sylvia got to know her after they had both retired from Moline High School and both attended retiree functions.  Serious, conscientious, and friendly were good descriptives for her, in my experience.

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Dec 08, 2018 at 12:33 PM

When I was at the University of Dubuque, one of the guys on our golf team found out I was from Moline asked me if I knew Jim.  His name was Bill Kramer from Cliinton, Iowa, and he knew Jim through Mississippi Valley Conference play.  Bill said Jim was well known in the conference for his dominate play.  Another proud "Maroon Moment".  Rest in Peace.

Dec 01, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Sylvia and I are so sorry to hear that Roxanne passed away.
She lived so bravely with this for so long. Her store for survivors and her willingness to share her story gave support to many others and was an inspiration to us all. Throughout it all, Roxanne remained the life of the party. That's how we'll remember her.

Oct 03, 2018 at 1:02 PM

I see you registered. Good. Hope you and all the MHS of 1962 girls enjoy San Antonio.

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Posted: May 18, 2018 at 4:25 PM
Picture of Sylvia and me (on either end) with our daughter, Teri, next to Sylvia, and our son, Tim, next to Teri. Tim's wife, Jada, is next to him. Our friends, Larry and Diane Hartwig are also in the picture. This was taken in our "birdcage" at our house in The Villages, Florida, spring 2018.
Posted: May 18, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Photo of me in my American Legion Post 347 honor guard uniform right before marching in a parade in The Villages, Florida, spring 2018.