Mildred J. Anderson, 90, died Thursday morning, February 18, 2021 in Urbana.
The family has requested a private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.
Mildred was born on January 1, 1931 in Muncie, Illinois, a daughter of William and Edith (Goble) Draper. She was married to Robert W. Anderson in Urbana on Dec. 2, 1949.
Other survivors include four sons and one daughter, Steven Anderson, Mark (Mary) Anderson, Brent Anderson, Daniel (Catherine) Anderson and Angela (Ron) Jancola; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Anderson, one daughter, Linda Doak, four brothers and two sisters.
Mildred was a long time member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Urbana. She was active with her husband with Lions Club, volunteered with Carle Auxilary and participated in the Women’s Business Council of Champaign County.
She enjoyed spending time with family, nature, swimming, hunting for fossils, antiquing, reading and gallivanting when able.
Mildred was proud to have her husband, six children and three grandchildren all graduate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Education was very important to both her and Robert.
She worked for the Champaign Credit Bureau and later Managed Jumer’s Antique Shop.
Please make donations in Mildred’s name to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
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