Gene L. Anderson, age 92, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 19th, 2020

Gene L. Anderson, age 92, of Lombard, died May 18 at Elmhurst Hospital.

Mr. Anderson was the beloved husband of the late Louise nee Williams; dearest father of Kathy (Chuck) Synowiec of Wheaton, Karen (Ron) Swanson of Wheaton and Dale (Karen) Anderson of Aurora; Fond grandfather of Lonnie Jr. (Mandy) Smith of Lombard, Liz (Greg) Hurlbutt of Gurnee, Nathan (Ariana) Smith of Montgomery, Megan Swanson of California, Carl Swanson of Villa Park, Scott Swanson of Wheaton, Nicholas Anderson of Aurora and Eric Anderson of Aurora; great-grandfather of 7; fond uncle of Patricia LaVay of California and the late Susan Bellows; and many other relatives.

Gene was a Veteran who served in the Army in WWII and the Korean War.  He was a life-long member of the VFW Lilac Post #5815.

Gene had been a Lombard resident since 1959 and had lived at Lexington in Lombard for the past 8 years.  He was active at First United Methodist Church, where he had formerly served as an Usher.  Gene was a proud graduate of Northwestern where he attended night school for 23 years, from 1948-1979.  He retired from Quaker Oats in the early 1990’s.

Gene was a Master Gardener in DuPage County.  He was a former Coach for the Lombard Youth Baseball and was part of the Glen Ellyn YMCA Princesses.  He was a woodworker.  Gene loved his grandchildren and was very involved in their lives.  He made them all toy chests.

Gene was very involved in Swedish-American genealogy.

A Private Family Visitation will be held Friday, May 22, at 9 AM until time of Private Funeral Service at 11 AM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Private interment will follow at Wheaton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

Visit or call 888-629-0094 for information.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rex Nyquist says:

    My thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking to Gene at family weddings.

  2. Jill Chandler says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I am Rich Nyquist daughter. I enjoyed seeing all of you at the reunion. Sending prayers to you all.

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