Joseph “Jay” John Anderson, age 49 of Montello, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 20, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1971 in Harvard, IL to Joseph Anderson and Denise Laskiewicz. Jay graduated from Harvard High School in 1989. He married Becky Amherdt on June 24, 1995 in Crystal Lake, IL. He worked as a drywall finisher most of his life working alongside his dad and brothers at their company he helped start, Anderson Brothers Drywall. Jay loved to hunt, fish and ride his Harley. He had a devoted love for his friends and was a loyal family man. If he called you a friend you were friends for life. He had a passion for telling stories and his smile and laughter would brighten any room.
Jay is survived by his wife, Becky; son, Jimmy; dad and step-mom, Joe (Liz) Anderson; sister, Kim (Tom) Elliott; three brothers, Charlie, Donny (Amy) and Billy (Christine) Anderson; father and mother in law, Jim and Gladys Amherdt; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mom, Denise.
A celebration of life for Jay will be held at a later date.
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