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Brian Andersen
Sunday October 8, 2017 3:00p.m. ~ 9:00p.m.
Monday October 9, 2017 1:00p.m. Adolf Funeral Home
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Brian A. Andersen, age 76, of Downers Grove, passed away on October 2nd.  He is survived by his best friend and beloved wife Caryl, sons Brian, Jr. (Barbara) and Timothy (Julie), stepdaughter Rebecca Ralston, granddaughters Sarah (Matthew) Mallas, Jaclyn (Justin) Eaton, Nicholette, Brenna and Megan Andersen, great-grandchildren Aiden and Kayla Mallas, sister Joan (the late Arnold) Vander Molen, brother Milton (Sandra) Andersen, many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Charles Milton (the late Doris) Andersen, mother Mae (Maloney) Andersen, and sister Mary Louise “Kitty” (the late José) Menendez.       


Brian was an industrial land developer, world traveler, private pilot, outdoorsman, avid skier, motorcycle enthusiast, craft beer brewer, lover of opera, good old rock and roll, symphony and theatre.  Past vice president and general manager of Gee Lumber Co., former co-owner of Honda-Yamaha of River Oaks, Past District Governor of Rotary International, co-founder of the International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians, charter member and past executive vice president of Moraine Valley Community College Foundation, and past chair of the Romeoville Economic Development Commission.  He lived life to the fullest, never let an opportunity pass to expand his horizons, and lived by Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” 


Visitation Sunday, October 8 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. and a celebration of Brian’s life on Monday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m., both at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison Street, Willowbrook; phone 630-325-2300.


Brian’s favorite quote from Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never give up.” And he never did.  Endless gratitude to the lung transplant team at Loyola University Medical Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at  

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