Glen Wayne Anderson passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1:34 pm peacefully at home with his family by his side.\r\n\r\nMemorial service to be held via Zoom on Saturday, September 4, 2021.\r\n\r\nGlen was born December 13, 1948 in DeKalb, IL to Thomas Wayne and Ruth (Bergren) Anderson. He married Anitra Palmer on May 8, 1976 in Bloomington, IL.\r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife Anitra Anderson, daughter Heather Spicher, granddaughter Calli Spicher, brother Clyde Anderson (Becky), sisters Sara (Mike) Inzerillo, Marcia (John) Nadolski, Sue (Mike) Ladford, Ruth Ann (Bob) Goelitz, Betty Anderson and many nieces and nephews, aunt, uncle and cousins.\r\n\r\nGlen was preceded in death by his mother Ruth and father Thomas Wayne Anderson, two brothers, Russell and David Anderson, sister Marcella Anderson, an aunt, uncle and cousin.\r\n\r\nGlen was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. For his wife of 45 years, Anitra, he was her rock and protector. Glen was a true family man, a good provider, and would drop anything to help his daughter Heather. He was so good at doing handyman things around the house to save money and working with Heather to brainstorm at building and fixing things. But above all, Glen was a spiritual man and followed Jehovah God's direction in caring for his family's spiritual needs. \r\n\r\nGlen worked hard in the construction field in all kinds of weather to support his family. In fact, one winter he was able to step out on the porch and discern if the temperature was above or below 10 degrees, which was the deciding factor for whether or not the company would work that day. But his favorite construction work was working with his spiritual brothers and sisters on the RBC and LDC to help build and maintain Kingdom Halls. He worked for many years on the concrete crew, later on scaffolding and toilet partitions. \r\n\r\nGlen was a spiritual brother to the lost and a dear friend to those in need whether spiritually, emotionally or in a practical way. He truly was a "gift in men" as the scriptures talk about the elders that Jehovah appoints to shepherd the flock. \r\n\r\nGlen was a quiet man, preferring to listen rather than to speak. But once he found the truth in the Bible, there was no stopping his burning desire to share it with everyone, even as he approached death. Glen was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses 42 years ago and took early retirement so that he could pursue serving his God as a regular pioneer which he did for the past 15 years, witnessing to those he knew and those he did not know, going door to door or making phone calls, speaking from the stage, anything he could do to spread that good news of God's Kingdom from the scriptures. We treasure the wonderful hope of that good news to see him in the resurrection, healthy, young, and strong once again, in God's new earth ready to teach and build anew. Until then, sleep tight. We'll see you in Paradise.