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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Yes! Attending Reunion
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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Jul 28, 2022 at 12:47 PM

You can't picture Skip without a smile.  Always friendly.  In our Air Force days long ago we just happened to run into Skip at the St. Louis airport and had a short but friendly talk.  Then after we returned to live in Moline our daughter was in the same classroom in school before Skip and family moved to East Moline.  Nice guy.

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Jun 28, 2022 at 6:54 PM

It's coming up on nine years since Ed passed away.  I don't know why but it just came to me the last time Ed and I talked with each other.  It was at a filling station in Biloxi, Mississippi.  I was a nearly brand new USAF 2nd Lieutenant stationed at Keesler AFB.  Ed was traveling to an assignment in Florida and, coincidentally, stopped in Biloxi to refuel just as I was doing the same thing at the same place at the same time.  We both recognized each other and spent time talking and bringing each other up to date.  Both of us serving our country in the military.  Then we went on our way.  I remember Ed made me feel like an old friend.  And, of course, his smile!  Did anyone in our class have a better smile?

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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.

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.

Richard C. Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Jim Seeley.
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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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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Jun 07, 2019 at 12:33 PM

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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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.