Posted Online: Sept. 20, 2013, 7:44 pm

Stephanie Anderson

Comment on this story

Photo:
Stephanie Anderson
Stephanie R. Anderson, 83, of Moline, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.
Stephanie was born on Oct. 5, 1929, in Bethlehem, Pa., the daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Randall Rashevich. She grew up in Gary, Ind., and graduated with a Music Education degree from Northwestern University. She married Richard Arthur Anderson on Sept. 20, 1952, in Gary. They were very involved in the early years of Quad City Music Guild and shared a lifelong passion of music with one another. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2008.
Stephanie was a respected music teacher for 35 years, working in Moline and Orion School districts, retiring from Orion in 1986. Even after her retirement, she continued to teach piano lessons as well as provide accompaniments to various programs. She also was an active member of the Moline Elks and P.E.O. Chapter I.S. Stephanie belonged to various card clubs, including the Alleman Marathon, 20th Century Club, as well as meeting with friends on a regular basis to play Uno and 500.
There was never a doubt that her heart belonged to her family, as they were her pride and joy. She devoted her life to them as a caretaker and friend. Stephanie's faith also was very important to her. She was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Moline and rarely missed the weekly message.
Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn (Robert) Seibert, Silvis; son, Martin (Joan) Anderson, Moline; and grandchildren, Sandy (fiancee, Anna) Seibert, Moline, Amanda (fiance, William) Seibert, Moline, Alysse (Andrew) Hunter, Palatine, Ill., and Lindsay (Seth) Zahniser, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Stephen Rashevich.
The family would like to extend a special thanks for the compassionate care given by the staff at Friendship Manor/Silver Cross and UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.