Grant Joseph Anderson, 33, of Colfax, IL formerly of Avon, IL passed away on Friday June 10, 2022 in Bloomington, IL. He was born May 7, 1989 in Galesburg, IL to Chad Anderson and Paula G. Malmstrom.

Surviving are his parents, father, Chad (Alicia) Anderson of Stronghurst, IL and mother, Paula (Art) Slater of Campobello, SC; three children, Jace, Gabe and Autumne; one brother, Devin (Justine) Anderson of Monmouth, IL; three step brothers, Bradon Annegers of Stronghurst, IL; Austin and Jordan Slater of Macomb, IL; Paternal Grandparents Larry and Sandy Anderson of Avon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather Paul Joseph Malmstrom and Maternal Grandmother Norene “Mo” Lief.

The morning Grant was born was the greatest day of our lives. He made us young parents who needed him more than anything else in this world. Growing up he was such a happy, smiling little boy with the sweetest little giggle. He loved to swim, fish, play baseball, football, even a basketball for a little bit. Grant loved the outdoors and also enjoyed bowling. He had a huge heart ♥️ and a strong work ethic. He loved to do whatever he could as a child and a young man to help others who needed him. He loved building things with his own two hands. Grant was a hard worker, loved his kids and would give his shirt off his back to help anyone. He loved his baby brother since the day he was born and he never stopped. We know he loved his kids so much; you could see it in everything he did and the smiles on his face.

We know we will be together again one day in Heaven with Gods forgiving Grace.


Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday June 18, 2022 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with Pastor Lisa Unger officiating. Where visitation will be held Friday June 17, 2022 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. Interment will be in the Babbitt Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Grant Anderson Children Education Fund. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at

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