October 12, 2022
Randolph P. Anderson, 92, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. He was born May 22, 1930, in Gillespie to Robert and Marie (Vannatta) Anderson. He married Shirley Mae Kinney on April 12, 1952, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2005.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired after having been a steelworker for Granite City Steel. Randolph was a former member of the Litchfield Moose. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
He is survived by his son, Randy (Denise) Anderson; daughters, Ginger Anderson, Charlene Stewart; grandchildren, Ryan Anderson (friend, Katie Kinkle), Teri Anderson, Robert "Buddy" (Emily) Anderson, Randi Anderson, Abby (Mike) Patrick, Kelly Lyons (friend, Mark Reising), Jaclyn (Ted) Knetzer; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Bomkamp of Gillespie; and brother-in-law, Richard Kinney. Randolph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Anderson; son-in-law, Donald Stewart; grandson, Bradley Fenton; sister, Betty Sandretto; and brothers-in-law, Pete Sandretto and William Bomkamp.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 3, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Partnership For Educational Excellence District #7 or United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left online at www. kravanyafuneral.com.