Charles ‘Roger’ Anderson Sr.

Charles 'Roger' Anderson Sr.

Charles “Roger” Anderson Sr., of St. John, Ind., and formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at his home in St John.

Mr. Anderson, 84, was born at home in Cobden on June 23, 1935, the son of Charles and Lillian Wolfe Anderson. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Anderson, on Sept. 20, 2019.            

He was the devoted father of Charles Roger (late, Teri) Anderson Jr. of Schererville, Ind., Stephen Anderson of Naperville, and special friend Kelly Amour of Oswego, Charisse (Cal) Streeter of Topeka, Ind., Todd (Susan) Anderson of St John, Ind.; doting Pop Pop to Curtis (late, Shannon) of Florida, Claire (Dan) Chadwick of Portage, Ind., and Stewart Anderson of Venice, Fla., Danielle (Alex) Earl of Playa Del Plaza, Calif., Amy Anderson, Allison Anderson, Natalie Anderson, all from Carol Stream, Amber Anderson and Kimberly Anderson from Chicago; Ashley (Ryan) Schmidt of Milwaukee, Wis., John Malo of Glendale Heights; Amanda (Steve) Herrmann of Valparaiso, Ind., and Spencer (Katherine) Chesterfield, Va.; affectionate Pop Pop to Grace Woods of Venice, Fla., Dominic Anderson Venice, Fla.; Benji Chadwick of Portage, Ind., Lilliana Anderson of Portage, Ind., Gracelyn Malo of South Bend, Ind., Lincoln George Schmidt of Milwaukee, Wis., Abrianna Smith of West Virginia,  Mason Charles Herrmann of Valparaiso, Ind., and two more great granddaughters on the way.  

Mr. Anderson is survived by his siblings, sister Vida Milleris of Forest, Va., brother, Mike (Judith) Anderson of Crown Point, Ind., sister-in-law Jane Bauer of Anna, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s and attended SIU-VTI in Carbondale.

He worked for Heckett Engineering-Div of Harsco Corp. for 40 years as a heavy equipment mechanic and heavy equipment operator.  

After retiring, he drove a bus for four years for the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Ind., and was a bus driver for four years for Hannover School Corp. in Cedar Lake, Ind.  

He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Ind., for over 58 years. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in the 1960s.  

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the First Baptist Church Jack Hyles Memorial Auditorium in Hammond, Ind. Pastor Roy Moffit officiated. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery in Crown Point, Ind.

Bocken Funeral Home in Hammond, Ind., www.bockenfunerals.com, was in charge of arrangements.

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