DWIGHT – William P. Andersen, 84, of Dwight, Illinois passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 8:12 a.m. at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, Illinois. A private family service will be held at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight with Father Bill Keebler officiating, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight. Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements. William was born August 8, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to William John and Phyllis (Snider) Andersen. He married Elaine Red on January 26, 1958 in Coal City. William and Elaine were only separated for a few hours as she passed December 31, 2021. Surviving are his children: Tammy (Scott) Klein of Vincennes, Indiana; Rick (Linda) Andersen of Odell; Debra (Steve) Bennett of Hudson; and Keith Andersen of Bloomington, Minnesota; grandchildren: Melissa Balvich, Katie (Shawn) Kaus, Megan (Brian) Krug, Brian Andersen, Emily Bennett and Courtney Bennett. Also surviving are great-grandchildren: Allison Balvich, Adelaide Kaus, Jackson Krug and Charlotte Krug; sister, Linda Seerup of Mazon; brother-in-law, Joe Theisen of Irrigon, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Peggy Andersen; brother-in-law, James Seerup; and sister-in-law, Eileen Theisen. He graduated from Mazon High School in 1955. William had been a farmer since 1967 in the Dwight area. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dwight, played in the church dartball league for many years, and was on the Mt. Olivet Cemetery Board for many years. The family suggests memorials be made to Evenglow Lodge Health Care or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The family wishes to thank the staff of Evenglow Lodge and the Community Cancer Center in Normal for all their love and care given to William for the past 13 years.