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Paul Anderson

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Paul W. Anderson, age 78 of Ionia, IA died on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton, IA. In life, Paul was born on a farm in Hamilton County, Iowa, the son of Alfred and Bertha (Jacobson) Anderson. He received his education at a rural one room school. He later attended school in Webster City and graduated from Blairsburg in 1949. Paul briefly worked on the railroad before joining the Air Force in 1951. He was honorably discharged on October 1, 1953. On July 19, 1952 Paul was united in marriage to Rosemary Walton at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They farmed for a total of 55 years which included, seven years south of Williams, Iowa, five years near Pomeroy, Iowa, and the last 43 years at their present farm near Ionia. Paul worked for Mel Reicks Construction as a carpenter for five years. He served on the Trinity Lutheran Church Council,15 years on the Farmers Coop Board, and served as a Dayton Township Trustee for several years. Paul enjoyed playing cards, family events, traveling, watching sports, and he loved farming. Paul is survived by his wife Rosemary of Ionia; 4 children, Paula (Jerry) Hentges of Spirit Lake, IA, Karen Lindley of Alexandria, MN, Luann (Rick) Weigel of Grinnell, IA, and Grant (Krissy) Anderson of New Hampton; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Arlene (Marion) Martin of Webster City, IA; and one sister-in-law, Jean (Bob) Telleen of Ames, IA.. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Hertha Ostbloom; and one brother, Roger Anderson. Cemetery: Burial will take place at New Hampton Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Gregg Hutchison, Alan Hutchison, Larry Martin, Troy Martin, Brad Anderson, and Norman Ostbloom. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in New Hampton, IA with Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. Grant, Krissy and Kids, We know how difficult it is to lose a dad but each day will get easier. Just remember all the good times and hang on to those memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mom and Dad Crook

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Pauls death. He was always such a nice man, with a huge smile for everyone. I have fond memories of times spent at your farm. It is very hard to lose a parent, but know that your dad and the memories of him will always be there for you.

  3. Grant and family. Sorry to hear about your dad, but it sounds like it is a blessing. Sometimes it is hard to let go, but it is just the right thing to do. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. You will have all the good memories to carry you through. Randy and Mary Jane Leach

  4. Grant and the whole Anderson Family, We are sorry to hear of Pauls passing. He will be in a good place and wont have to suffer any more. Please except our deepest sympathy. Vince Wilma

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. May your memories bring you peace. Your entire family is in my prayers.

  6. Paula, Jerry and Karen, AI am so sorry to hear about the passing away of your father. I did not know your father well, but always had the strong sense that he a principled individual with many quality characteristics. These are always difficult times. We wish you the best – and you have our sympathy. Bob and Linda Cenek

  7. Our prayers are with your family. Paul was a very nice man and we enjoyed working with him on his farm and when we were in the store. Find comfort that he is now walking with Jesus and watching over you always.

  8. Paula and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Andy and Amanda Plathe and girls

  9. Rosemary and family; I am so sorry for your loss.I will always rememberhis smile and the twinkle in his eyes! It was on his bicycle I learned to ride as he was more interested in driving the tractor or pickup! Praying for blessings and peace as you lay him to his final rest. With Love, Val

  10. So so sorry about Paul. I know this is hard for all of you and you all have my sympathy. Keep his memory alive by talking about him always and sharing those memories with others. It is hard but it does help. Ive been doing it for almost 5 years now. You are in my prayers!

  11. To the Anderson Family, I send my warmest regards and deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of loss. I remember fondly Pauls jovial spirit at summertime picnics. I can also envision all the men sitting around the table at card club, telling jokes, talking about farming and their respective families. Im sure my dad and the boys have a chair waiting and are ready to deal him in on a game of 500! Sincerely, Jim Lensing

  12. Anderson family, I just heard of Pauls passing and was deeply saddened. May wonderful memories help you get through these difficult days. Watching the video brought back memories of meeting Paul when he was at the other farm near Grandpas. He was always quick with a smile and would take the time to stop and say a few words. My prayers are with your family. Donna Mack-Salazar

  13. RoseMary and family. I want to extend my sympathy to your entire family. It is so hard to accept the loss of someone so dearly loved. I have been asked so many times since Mels death as to how do I handle it and my reply is “one day at a time” and with the love and support of family and friends. Mel always thought so highly of Paul and enjoyed the years that they worked together in construction. Memories are the most precious things we will have. Marlene

  14. Rosey Family, I love you all very much. I am going to miss my uncle Paul-he was one in a million. He made me feel special, but Im sure he made everyone feel that way. Those moments he shared with me talking about what is important in life will be cherished forever. My thoughts are with you all.

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