Jack D. Anderson, 87, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Sebring. He was born March 23, 1930, to Judith (Johnson) and Falke (Frank) Anderson in Craig, Nebraska. He has been a resident of Sebring since 1986, formerly from Bettendorf and Dubuque, Iowa and Galesburg, Illinois. He worked as an industrial engineer and retired from John Deere and Co., Davenport after 22 years. Jack is a past member of Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club, member of Atonement Lutheran Church, member of the Masonic Order, and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his children, Nancy (Gary) Donaldson of Milwaukee and Jeff (Sandra) of Aurora, Colorado, and seven grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lois (Smick) Anderson; a son, John Anderson; his brothers, Frank (Ray) Anderson and Jim Anderson; and a sister, Katharine (Yane) Spiker, nee Anderson.
Jack was a self-made man, who knew how to do things. He largely taught himself all the skills he used in life, and was justifiably proud of his self-sufficiency. His children looked to him as a role model for a solid work ethic, hunger for knowledge and a superior gift of common sense. There was literally nothing Jack could not figure out given the time and tools.
There will be a memorial service in Galesburg to be scheduled. Memorials may be made to the church general fund at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1178 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.