Gary Andersen

July 30, 1947 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Gary Andersen Obituary

Funeral services for Gary Andersen, 76, of Moline, IL, will be 10AM Monday, February 12, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline. Burial is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline, IL. Visitation is 1-3PM Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, with a rosary at noon. Gary passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Genesis, Silvis, IL.


Gary was born July 30, 1947, in Atlantic, IA, to Dale and Ruby Andersen. He grew up farming before studying accounting at the University of Northern Iowa. Following college, he worked at Metrobank and taught at BlackHawk College, growing from accountant to President. He married Kathy DeGrande on June 10, 1978, at St. Paul’s Church, Davenport, IA. He was passionate about volunteer work, serving many organizations during the 90s and 2000s, including as a board member at the Vibrant Arena, President of the Rotary Club of East Moline/ Silvis, and member of the Illini/ Genesis Health System Board. He was committed to revitalizing downtown East Moline and was a director of REDEEM. Gary was an organ donor in life and death, gifting his wife with a kidney.


In retirement, Gary could be found at Bible Study, spending time with grandchildren, and enjoying a good Western. He always said, “Families are at their best when they are doing things that involve their children.” The family has requested donations be made to Christ the King.


Those left to honor his memory include wife, Kathy; children, Kurt (Katherine) Andersen, Eldridge, IA, Jenny Rose (Russelle) Andersen, Evanston, IL, and Kristine Andersen (Steve Thompson), Davenport, IA; grandchildren, Grace, Kate, Gabby, Brodi, and Emmy; and his sister, Dalene (Dick) Gosse, Oelwein, IA. He was a loving uncle to honorary daughter Kelly and Zach Clarke and Learen and Dein Gosse.


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Recitation of the Rosary
February 11, 2024

12:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

February 11, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Mass
February 12, 2024

10:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
3209 60th St
Moline, IL 61265


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