Dean Ariel Anderson, 86, of Aurora passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at his home. He was born July 8, 1937, in Harvard, Ill., the son of Arndt Oliver and Alice Ruth (Berg) Anderson.
He was a 1956 graduate of Harvard High School in Harvard, Ill., and later received his bachelor’s degree. He worked for Journagan True Value in Aurora.
In 1993, he married Janice Gayle Henson in Springfield, Ill.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Janice; one daughter, Deana Anderson and her wife, Nicole; three sons, Steve (Jody) Anderson, Mike (Theresa) Smith and Steve (Cherity) Smith; one brother, Paul Anderson; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Smith; daughter, Melissa Sheridan and brother, Colin Anderson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 13,  at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Harvard, Ill.


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