Agnes Anne Dolan Anderson

Death:Thursday, February 10, 2011
Ogle Co, Illinois

Oregon - Agnes Anne Anderson, daughter of Harry G. and Catherine F. (DeWane) Dolan, died February 10, 2011 at her home. Born in Belvidere, IL on March 28, 1923, she lived on the family farm at Perryville and Blomberg Roads in Cherry Valley Township during her younger years. Her great-grandparents on both her father's and mother's side were pioneers in northern Illinois, emigrating from Ireland in the 1850s and settling on family farms shortly after the Civil War. She took great pride in being 100% Irish-American. She graduated from Monroe Center H.S. in 1940. Married to Robert L. Anderson on June 29, 1946, they lived in various cities and towns in IL, WI, and MI before moving to Oregon, IL in 1966.

Her lifetime passions were education, sports, and music, and seeing to it that her sons were involved in all of them. She played softball in leagues until she was 50 and then took up league bowling which she continued into her 80s. Her bowling accomplishments include a 600 series after the age of 70 and being awarded a jacket and medal from the IOBC. An avid Green Bay Packer fan, she was a "one share" owner. She was also proud of her NASCAR collection. She was lifetime member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary #8379 and a member of Mt. Morris Moose Club #1551. Agnes was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She is predeceased by her husband, to whom she was married more than 63 years, raising four sons: Robert L., Jr. (Linn), El Paso TX; Philip M. (Judith), Larchmont NY; Bradley D. (Jo Ann), Stillwater MN; and Jeffrey A., Dawson IL. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas "Pat" Dolan, Cherry Valley, IL, and sisters Alice Dolan, Rockford, IL, and Shari (Kurt) Langly, Roscoe, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren include Jonathan Anderson, Kathleen (Michael) Castleberry, Michael (Pam) Anderson, and Tracy Anderson, all of suburban Dallas TX; Kevin (Han Mi) Anderson, Waukesha WI; and, Alec Anderson, Dawson IL. Step-grandchildren include Sharon (Sean) Brady, Mohegan Lake NY and Lauren (Avi) Azuolay, Larchmont New York; Abbie (Michael) Rihm, San Franciso CA, and Amy Endres, Chicago IL; Lariza (Andrew) Carlson, Minneapolis MN, and Carlos (Shawn) Azuna, Albuquerque NM; Kelli Baker and Nicholas Baker, both serving in U.S. Navy in San Diego CA. Great grandchildren are Matrim and Jacob Anderson of Waukesha WI. Step-great-grandchildren are Danielle, Naomi, and Gabriella Azuolay of Larchmont NY; Mathew and Nathalie Brady of Mohegan Lake NY; Lesa Carlson, Minneapolis MN; and Kathryn Baker, San Diego CA. Agnes is predeceased by husband, Robert, her brothers Paul, Robert, and Joseph Dolan, her older sister, Margaret Robbins, and a daughter-in-law, Valerie (Philip) Anderson. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon with the Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Graveside service will be at River View Cemetery in Oregon at 10:00 am on Monday, Feb. 14th, 2011. . Memorials should be directed to St. Mary's Church or The Rock River Center

Source: Mortuary Obit

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