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Ansel C. Anderson

September 17, 1933 -
March 30, 2015

Ansel C. Anderson, 81, of Savoy passed away Monday, March 30th at home.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.

He was born September 17, 1933 in Warren, PA to Andrew Conrad and Elpha Cochran Anderson. He married J…read more

Ansel C. Anderson, 81, of Savoy passed away Monday, March 30th at home.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.

He was born September 17, 1933 in Warren, PA to Andrew Conrad and Elpha Cochran Anderson. He married Janet Belles on June 11, 1955. She survives.

He is survived by his son Alan (Brenda) Anderson of Rantoul; five grandchildren, Courtney Mann (Brandon Sisney), Todd (Ashalie) Mann, and Derek, Andrew, and Justin Anderson; and two great-grandsons, Paityn and Bricyn. Other survivors include his brother Dennis (Helen) Anderson of Lubbock, TX and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Gail Mann, son-in-law Steven Mann, sister Larena Anderson, and brother Marshall (Irene) Anderson.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College in 1955, a Master of Arts from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, in 1957, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1961

He worked at the University of Illinois in the Department of Physics from 1961 until his retirement in 1992, having served his last six years as Department Head. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 1966 he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright-Hays grant for the purpose of establishing a now renowned low-temperature laboratory at the Institute of Technology in Helsinki, Finland. His family lived with him in Helsinki during that year. He held consulting positions with the U.S. Air Force, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Batelle Memorial Institute, and Borg Warner Corporation. Anderson authored over two-hundred research papers in the field of low-temperature condensed-matter physics.

In his retirement, he was an active wood carver, traveled extensively with his wife, enjoyed ballroom dancing, and was actively engaged in a number of local environmental preservation groups.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Prairie Friends, P.O. Box 36, Urbana, IL 61803-0036 or the Champaign County Forest Preserve Friends Foundation for the Kickapoo Rail Trail, P.O. Box 1040, Mahomet, IL 61853.

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Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

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1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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