Donald Lyle Anderson, 86, of Moline, passed away, Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Private graveside services will be at Moline Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doric Lodge No. 319 Scholarship Fund or Black Hawk College Scholarship Fund. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family.
Don was born on April 20, 1934, in Vermont, Illinois, the son of Lyle and Manda (Heller) Anderson. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University in 1956 and a year later received his Master of Science Degree from Western Illinois University. He furthered his education with courses at Knox College and Southern Illinois University, to name a few. He married Norma Rae Longlett on June 27, 1959, in Liberty, Illinois.
Don began his career in education teaching science and mathematics at ROWVA High School. He later became Professor of Physics and Engineering at Black Hawk College, where he served as Department Chairman, Division Chairman, and Academic Advisor. He was a laboratory and teaching assistant at Western Illinois University. Don was an active member of Doric Lodge No. 319 and Scottish Rite and coordinate bodies. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Moline, where he was a teacher, part of the Church Council, as well as a Property Chairman. He enjoyed tending to his garden and reading. He also had a keen interest in astronomy, taking astronomy courses at the University of Tennessee. Above all, Don cherished his time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Laura McCormick; son, Kevan Anderson; and grandchildren; Alyssa McCormick, Hailey McCormick, Thomas McCormick, Kelsy McCormick.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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