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James George Anderson

James George Anderson, 68, Wonder Lake, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Wonder Lake.

He was born May 21, 1945 in Chicago to Frank and Alice Anderson.

He was a proud patriot and U.S. Army veteran who was awarded several medals  for his service. He was honorably discharged after being injured while on duty.

He  was a man who lived simply and enjoyed life and worked hard. His family meant the world to him. He was a man who would give people the clothes off his back and he was loyal to a fault. He loved the outdoors, spending time fishing. He also enjoyed watching Star Trek.

He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father and friend to many.

Survivors include a daughter, Leah; two sons, Raymond and Benjamin; five brothers, William, Luke, Richard, Andy and Frank; three sisters, Julie, Eileen and Rose-Marie; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, John; a brother, Edward; and a sister, Melody.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, 20953 Hoff Road, Elwood. A potluck picnic will follow at Lloyd Erickson Park, 500 N. Chicago St., Elwood.

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Memorials can be made to the family to help pay burial expenses in a national cemetery.

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