Howard H. Anderson, 86, of Rockton, IL passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at home. He was born May 12, 1924 in Linden, WI the son of Albert and Lena (Korn) Anderson. Howard served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Howard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; nothing gave Howard more joy and happiness than spending time with his loved ones. Howard was a family man, he loved to cook and do cross-stitch. He was an Alderman in Loves Park. Howard married Janett Piper June 29, 1945. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Janett, (his children), Linda Hall, Vicki Bragelman, Steven Anderson, Dennis (Sue) Anderson, Brenda (Ron Carlson) Anderson (grandchildren) Lisa, Laura, Joe, Shannon, Stacey, Natalie, Lil Steven, Sarah, Cody and Chrissy (great-grandchildren) Ellie, Tessa, Evan, Gabe, Tyanna, Dylan, Payton, Katie and Allison (brothers) Robert and Marvin, and (sisters) Tootie and Barb. Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Lunch to follow at the VFW in Rockton, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.sunsetmemgardens.com.