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Anderson, Ralph H.
Ralph H. Anderson, 89, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 1:34 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

Ralph was born September 18, 1923 in Galesburg, the son of Walfred and Hulda (Robertson) Anderson. He married June Ekstrom on June 10, 1951 in Galesburg. She survives.

Also surviving is a son, John (and Kimberly) Anderson of Hudson, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda (and Brian) Dillin of Galesburg; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren with an additional great granddaughter on the way; four step grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Betty Anderson of Galesburg. He is preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

Ralph lived most of his life in a number of small towns in Knox County and in Galesburg.

Ralph worked for the Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation and then spent 28 years as a custodian for Knox College, retiring in 1987.

Ralph was one of Jehovahs Witnesses and dedicated his whole life to sharing Gods word in the local community.

Cremation will be accorded. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Galesburg followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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