Richard C. Anderson

Profile Updated: April 13, 2023
Richard C. Anderson


Richard C. Anderson


Richard C. Anderson


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  

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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Aug 23, 2023 at 6:54 PM

Posted on: Aug 13, 2023 at 1:12 PM


Just a Thought,                     

MHS Class of “62” web site comments by classmate Ken Storm stimulated an idea. After Ron Bernat’s passing, Ken wrote how interesting it was to find out how multi-faceted Ron’s life had been and that it would be nice to have information about classmates prior to their passing.

Ken, Jennifer, and I sat together at the Saturday night dinner dance at the 60th. I mentioned to Ken that his personal MHS Class of “62” page was great and gave insight to how a classmate had lived his life after MHS graduation.

It seems that it might be time to try to reinvigorate a Classmate Outreach Program. It would be outreach not be intrusive and would have the approval of the classmate or heir(s). The purpose is to hopefully know our Classmates better.
Present active web site members would reach out to Class members, who are not active members, to see if the non-member will either submit a life brief themselves to the MHS Class of “62” web site or give their approved information to the contacting classmate for submittal.

The thought is an attempt to get profiles on every MHS Class of 1962 graduate or classmate, a worthy goal for an “Outstanding” class.

The above idea is just a draft, but I wondered if you could pass it by the Reunion Organizers and local QCA Class group that meet periodically for their thoughts.

Go Maroons,
Jerry Soukup
52 Hansen’s Rd., Jelm, WY 82063
(307) 745-8075 / (307) 399-3455

P.S. Will be pulling a better Jerry & Geri Soukup life profile together.

Apr 20, 2023 at 12:31 PM

Happy Birthday, Sylvia.
Hope it’s a good one.
Lobster dinner out with friends sounds good.

Richard C. Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Al Stevens.
Apr 15, 2023 at 10:29 AM

When I was at Coolidge Mr. Stevens was my gym teacher.  One time he found I had too many towels in my locker and punished me by making me do pushups all gym class instead of being able to dance with the girls that day!  Funny looking back on it.  Sylvia was a teacher at MHS when he was the principal.  Like Rich Baldwin said, he was tough but fair.  He was friendly with my folks when my brother and his son went on to play football at Northwestern about the same time.  He was an asset to the Moline school system for a long time.

Apr 10, 2023 at 4:33 AM
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Apr 03, 2023 at 8:38 AM

Sandra (she was "Sandy" to me ... not sure why.  I can't remember.  Maybe that is what we called her in grade school)  Anyway, Sandra and I went all through school from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the same schools.  Such a nice girl, friendly and talented.  I remember her dancing on stage in a talent show when we were in first grade at Roosevelt.  Every boy in our grade school class had a crush on her at one time or another.  In junior high and high school she was always willing to dance with me, too.  Nice memories of her.

Mar 01, 2023 at 7:34 AM

Hi, Tom. I read in the online newspaper that your mother passed away very recently. She had an amazingly long life, but I'm sure you will still miss her. My mother is expecting to celebrate her 100th in August, 2023. My condolences to you and your family.

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Feb 05, 2023 at 1:09 PM

Living in Moline as long as we did, I'd run into Ron here and there over the years.  Really nice guy to talk with and he led an interesting life to boot.  RIP, Ron.  Glad I knew you.

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Sep 27, 2022 at 8:33 PM


From:  Robert Golden

Had Mr. Dye for Geography class at Moline High School, in 1989. Just saw this, and learned that he's no longer with us. After all these years I still remember Mr. Dye. He was always very funny and if a student dared fall asleep, he would kick their desk to wake them up. I attribute my love of Geography to Mr. Dye. I remember him speaking about meeting President Eisenhower. I remember my country project was Afghanistan. I later deployed there in 2008. He always called me Silver, lol. 

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Aug 20, 2022 at 10:58 AM

Rick and I played on the high school baseball team and he was always with a smile until someone would catch up to his great curve!  But that wasn't often.  He had a positive and encouraging word for his teammates.  He was a devoted and loyal "Moliner" all his life.  Yes, he'll be missed in the stands of MHS.

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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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.