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Roger Anderson

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Roger Anderson, age 80 of Lawler, IA passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton, following complications from a stroke. Roger was born March 22, 1934, in Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Mattie (Young) Anderson. He attended schools in Clear Lake, Ionia, and Lawler, graduating from Lawler High School in 1953. He attended Iowa State University, was drafted into the Army from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant, before graduating from Iowa State with a BS degree in animal husbandry. Roger was united in marriage to Gladys Hildahl on June 19, 1960. He and Gladys had one son, Scott, before her death on June 11, 1965. He was then united in marriage to Linda Moetsch on September 27, 1969. They had two more children, David and Leslie. The couple later divorced, but remained close friends. Roger farmed north of Lawler and worked for Sara Lee until it closed. Roger enjoyed farming even in retirement, was the former president of the Lawler Co-op Board, sat on the Chickasaw County Beef Producers Board, was a member of the Turkey Valley school board from 1983-1988, and enjoyed volunteering to paint the Turkey Valley football field each fall. He is survived by his family, Linda, Scott (Doris), Beth and Nathan Anderson of Lawler; David (Amanda), Luke Anderson of St. Lucas; Leslie (Joseph), Annie, Raymond of Lawler; one brother, Mike (Louise) of Clyde, Texas, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family, and friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys, his parents, his sister Colleen, and his brother William.

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  1. Linda and family, Our sympathy and prayers to your entire family. We had many enjoyable visits with Roger. He will be missed by many. May he be at peace with his Heavenly Father and with many that went before him.

  2. Our sympathy to all of Rogers family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as we can not be there.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Anderson Family! We are sorry for your loss! Gordy, Linda(Mashek), and Halle Arneson

  4. He always had a smile and was helpful to everyone at Sara Lee. He was a great man. His family are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  5. I met Roger when we were both attending Iowa State. If I am not mistaken, I seem to remember that he sand in a quartet with Spencer Hildahl, Gordy Nicks and myself. I always thought Roger was a great guy and am sorry we werent able to keep in contact over the years. I send my sympathies to the family and pray that God will comfort and strengthen you in this time of grief. God Bless.

  6. Many good memories of knowing Roger when Bob I lived in Lawler. He will be missed. With sincere sympathyKathy Arens

  7. My Deepest Sympathy to all of the Family! Prayers and Thoughts for you during this time for the Loss of Your Loved One.Lyn Bruns

  8. Our sincere sympathy goes out to Rogers family. He will be remembered for his helpful nature and ever present smile from all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

  9. Our sympathy to all of Rogers Family. So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking to Roger. He had a way of making everyone smile!

  10. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rogers family. We enjoyed working and talking with him at Sara Lee. He will be sadly missed. Jane and Jerry Hammel

  11. I have good memories of knowing Roger. We became better acquainted while we were volunteers painting the Turkey Valley football field. There were numerous conversations and topics as well as good fun. Roger always let you know where he stood related to a particular point or points of view. A good friend, our paint crew team will miss his physical presence but I know he will be supervising from overhead. We might even hear a growl once in a while. May you rest in peace. Karlos McClure

  12. Dear Anderson Family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With love and hugs, Kelly Boyd

  13. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss

  14. Heartfelt sympathy to all of Rogers family. I enjoyed working and talking with him while at Sara Lee. He brought lots of smiles and some fun conversations. Gods blessings and peace to all of you.

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