Marelu H. Anderson

Marelu H. Anderson

April 18, 1934 - February 13, 2018

DAVENPORT — Marelu H. Anderson, 83, a resident of Davenport, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at her home after an extended illness. She was surrounded by her family. Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Marelu will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore St., Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will greet friends Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 N. Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation. Memorials may be made to Beacon of Hope Hospice.

Marelu Hallauer was born April 18, 1934, in Davenport, a daughter of George Jacob and Clara Mary (Goos) Hallauer. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1952. Marelu was united in marriage to Donald E. Anderson on May 1, 1954, at Holy Family Catholic Church.

She owned and operated Anderson Accounting & Tax Preparation in Rock Island, retiring in 1994. She had been secretary of the Illinois Accounting Association.

Marelu was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was very active; she was past treasurer of the Altar and Rosary Society.  She was also active at the Friendly House, and a Mississippi Valley Blood Bank volunteer.

Marelu cherished the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed traveling, and time at the lake.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Don, Davenport, children: Wallace (Teresa) Anderson, Davenport, Lawrence "Lars" (Jeff Greenberg) Anderson, Los Angeles, Thomas (Marianne), Davenport, Connie (Michael) Heskett, Springfield, Illinois, and John (Leanne) Anderson, Davenport; as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Online remembrances may be expressed to the family by visiting Marelu's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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