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Jack O'Neil Anderson, Sr.

   Mr. Jack O’Neil Anderson, Sr., 83, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, January 14.

   Jack was born in Wayne County, Indiana on April 14, 1935 to Fred A. Sr. and Aletha Ruth Bryan Anderson. He was a 1953 graduate of Williamsburg High School and married the former Aleatta Abraham on June 14, 1953. They were blessed with three children and 53 years of marriage before her death on April 22, 2007.

   Jack was a hard-working industrious man his entire life. He formerly worked for Perfect Circle and International Harvester before gaining his independence. He was a former representative for Chore Boy, a well driller, welder and former owner of JR’s Gutter Services in Fountain City. He was a member of Circle X for over 50 years and was known for his horseshoe art. He attended Whosoever Ministries. He was approaching his 50th year of Masonic brotherhood and was a member and past president of the Fountain City Lions Club. He loved life and was always making people laugh and smile. Jack always had a soft spot for kids and was a leader of the Family Diner Liar’s Table gang that braved the winter weather every year to wish Northeastern students a MERRY CHRISTMAS as they kicked off their Christmas Break.

   Jack will be missed by his daughter, Lynn Anderson, grandchildren, Craig Schneider, Amy Yates, Tina Anderson and Brea Craig. He was adored by his great-grandchildren, Brittney Schneider, Jordan Yates, Dustin O’Neil Schneider, Corbyn Davis, Charlee Craig, Conner Craig, Chase Craig and Chloe Craig; and his great-great-grandchildren, Alecxavier Bussinger and Haley Bussinger, all of whom called him “Apple Jack”. Also surviving are his sisters, Bernetta Jeffries and Yvonne Lanter; brothers, Junior Anderson, Roger Anderson and Bill Anderson; his special friend, Peggy and many nieces, nephews and friends.

   Jack was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Jack O’Neil Anderson, Jr.; daughter, Angela Joyce Thompson; grandchildren, Christopher O’Neil Anderson and Annette Diane Anderson; brother, Terrence Anderson.

   Jack’s life will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18 at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, with Denver Conway officiating. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

   Family and friends may gather from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at the church.

   Jack and his family are appreciative of the care extended by Reid Health Hospice.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Riley Hospital for Children.


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Del & Margaret Keeling, Crystal Ansley and Cynthia Gardner are donation to a non for profit charity in the honor of Jack. This foundation helps kids with severe illnesses and disabilities.

crystal e ansley Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Jack was such an extra special person!!! He was so good to my dad, Jim Alyea, always made time to visit him. His smile and laugh would always brighten up a room and he always had something funny to tell. Your whole family will always have a special spot in my heart. Really wanted to come to the funeral but it didn't work out. Prayers are with you all!!!

Jan "Alyea" Cicolani Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack O'Neil Anderson, Sr.

Dennis B. VanWinkle Jan 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack O'Neil Anderson, Sr.

Irene & Tim Burge Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

An Among the Clouds Basket was ordered on January 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM

A very dear and special friend, always looking at the bright side of life! Our thoughts and prayers for all this family! All the Andersonfamily were like our family! May God Bless each of you !!!

Delmas and Margaret Keeling Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack O'Neil Anderson, Sr.


Will always remember weekends at their farm, sleep overs with my cousins and Uncle Jack's jokes (many times corny). He always seemed to be happy and hislaughter was unmistakable. This good mannever seemed to change. Agreat many loved and will miss you Uncle Jack...

Dale and Pam Hendrickson Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Jack for coming in to my life you made me laugh again. I'll always remember when we sat in church and they had prayer you would always reach and take my hand for prayer. I miss you so much.

Peggy Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

A Medium Spathiphyllum was ordered on January 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 16 2019 12:00 AM

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