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David Anderson

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, David L. Anderson of New Hampton passed away at the age of 82. David was an amazing husband, father to five children and nine grandchildren that were loved, he is missed and will always be cherished. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Jerico Lutheran Church, rural Lawler, IA, with Pastor Peter Faugstad presiding. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. If so desired memorials may be given to the Jerico Lutheran Church or St. Croix Hospice 302 N. Grand Ave. Suite 5 Charles City, IA 50616 David's story began on April 3, 1937, in Cresco, IA. He was the youngest child of George and Cora (Vaala) Anderson. He grew up on the family farm in Jerico Iowa where he was baptized and confirmed at the Jerico Lutheran Church. He graduated from Cresco High School, attended college in Mankato, and served 4 years in the US Army where he met the love of his life Phyllis S. Howard of Decatur, Alabama. After only 2.5 months of courting, they were married on January 12, 1958. David and Phyllis upon exiting the service, moved to Iowa to raise their five children. David worked at Thermagas, in Decorah, IA, then moved to Farm Service in New Hampton, IA where he worked until medical troubles caused him to retire. In 2001 he received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, then spent the next 17+ years enjoying the extra life God granted him with his friends and family who he loved dearly. David loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, boating, water skiing and was an avid golfer. He also loved traveling the world and especially to Texas and Florida getting out of the harsh Iowa winters. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends raising a ruckus and living life to the fullest. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children and spouses, Lori Anderson (Missy) of Marion, Cheryl Anderson (Paul Rosonke) of Alta Vista, IA, Greg (Sally) Anderson of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Brian (Karissa) Anderson of Robins, IA; his grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Stephen (Kelly), Brianna, Kellsie, CJ and Emma Anderson and Terra and Jacob Rosonke, many brother and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Michelle Anderson; his siblings, Cletus Anderson, Edith Grosser, Palmer Anderson, Calvin Anderson. He looked forward to joining them in Heaven.

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  1. To Phyllis and family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Remember all the laughs, card games and good food when we were all together in Florida. We had fun. He is at peace now. God bless.

  2. Phyllis and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My prayers and condolences to all of you. Such fond memories of you and Dave along with Chet and Tootie at my folks. Good times! God bless you! Jan Fenneman Manson

  3. Phyllis and family. I’, so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time. I enjoyed working with Dave at Farm Service for several years and have some great memories. May God bless you all. Larry Anderson

  4. My sympathies to all the Anderson family. Dave was a terrific guy, my husband (Ed Schmidt) and I really enjoyed working with Dave at FS. He will always be remembered with a smile.

  5. Phyllis and family, my thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. I greatly enjoyed our visits when I would come to Florida every winter. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  6. Brian, please know that your Pearson family is thinking of you. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

  7. I have been so bless to have been able to share so great times with David. Prayers and love sent to the Anderson family.

  8. Back in the good old days we used to see and talk at the NHCC with the Anderson’s and several couples. I will cherish those memories. All our thoughts and prayers to Dave’s family. Jeanne and David Roder

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis, Lori, Greg, Cheryl, Brian, and families,
    We have known David for most of our lives. I remember babysitting for their children when they were young. We went to the same church at Jerico and belonged to the same golf course. Many great memories were made over those years. We always enjoyed our visits no matter what we were doing. Love the picture you chose for David as it definitely shows his great smile and fun loving nature. Rest in peace!
    Love to you all!
    Joseph and Sharon Haskovec

  10. Our prayers go out to the Anderson family at the loss of David. God Bless you all
    Marge and Dave Mayo
    1080 Kelly Dr.
    Nashville,North Carolina 27856

  11. Our thoughts and prayers to Phyllis, Lori, Greg, Cheryl, Brian, and families. Rest in peace David! Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  12. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of David. I am so sorry for your loss.

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