David Anderson

David Leon Anderson, 67, of Jefferson, passed away on July 24 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by his family.

A private family funeral service was held on July 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Scranton, with the Rev. Joyce Webb officiating.

A public graveside service was held on July 29 at the Scranton Twp. Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Steve Anderson, Stacey Anderson, Camden Anderson, Marcus Smoot, Chris Anderson and Dana Gibson.

Honorary casket bearers were Aayden Anderson, Ava Anderson, Arya Anderson, Stella Anderson, Grady Anderson, Olivia Smoot, Madeline Smoot and Eloise Smoot.  

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton. Online condolences may be left for the family at dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Those who wish may send memorials to: The family of David Anderson c/o Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home, 906 Grant St., Scranton, IA  51462.

David was born on March 19, 1953, in Jefferson, and was the son of Russell Ray and Pauletta Jane (Brandenberg) Anderson.  

He grew up in Scranton, where he graduated high school in 1971. Following high school, he worked at the Greene County Medical Center in the maintenance department.

He was married to Linda Battles on Oct. 6, 1973. To this union three children were born: Stacey, Steve and Laura.  

The family made their home in Jefferson and Dave began working for Chicago Rivet in 1975. The couple divorced in 1985 and Dave was later remarried to June Rose (Orfield) Lundberg on April 14, 1989, in Jefferson.

Dave enjoyed fishing, mowing his lawn, riding his bike, playing pool and all things to do with cars: body work, painting, fixing and attending races. He dearly loved and cherished his family and every moment spent with them, especially his grandchildren.

Dave is survived by his wife, June, of Jefferson; son Stacey Anderson (Meghan), of Yucaipa, Calif.; son Steve Anderson (Jane), of Adel; daughter Laura Smoot (Marcus), of DeWitt, Mich.; June’s son, Randy Lundberg, of Jefferson; nine grandchildren: Camden, Olivia, Madeline, Eloise, Aayden, Stella, Ava, Grady and Arya; two sisters: Sandy Gibson (Stan), of Scranton, and Deb Mohr (Mark), of Scranton; a brother, Robin Anderson (Deb), of Breda; and many other extended family members and good friends.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Russ and Pauletta Anderson; his brother, Rick Anderson; and two nephews, Dan Gibson and Donny.

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