Larry Dean Anderson

Visitation services for Larry Dean Anderson were held Feb. 26, with a luncheon followed by funeral services at the Greene County Fairgrounds Clover Hall in Jefferson. Pastor Charlene Wolfe of the Hope United Methodist Parrish provided words of comfort.

Honorary casket bearers were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Casket bearers were Collin McDowell, Conner McDowell, Bobby McDowell, Joseph Anderson, Cheyanne Anderson, Chiara Anderson and Ashley Humphrey.

Interment took place in Franklin Twp. Cemetery, Cooper. Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson was in charge of these arrangements.

Larry Dean Anderson, son of Oren Henry Anderson and Darlene Kathleen Thornburgh Anderson, was born Sept. 17, 1942, at the Jefferson hospital and died Feb. 21 at the Greene County Medical Center.

Larry went to Franklin Consolidated School until the last two years, when he went to Jefferson High School and graduated in 1961. He joined the Army National Guard in Jefferson from 1964 until 1970. 

Larry lived his life in Jefferson and farmed in Franklin Twp., where he raised hogs and sheep. He enjoyed playing games and was even in a card club. Larry liked to go hunting, play softball and baseball, play football and volleyball.

What Larry loved most in life was his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his family.

He was a member of the Cooper Methodist Church and Farm Bureau. Larry was a straight shooter who always made you smile.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren and Darlene Anderson.

Larry will be missed dearly by his wife and partner of 59 years, Wanda (Golden) Anderson; four sons: Jerry McDowell (Kathy Davidson), of Jefferson; Bob McDowell (Jeannie), of Des Moines; Bill McDowell (Dannelle), of Jefferson; and Craig Anderson, of Jefferson; grandchildren: Bobby McDowell Jr., of Ankeny; Sandy Harlow, of Newton; Ryan McDowell (Jessica), of Council Bluffs; Collin McDowell, of Nevada; Conner McDowell, of Carroll; Cheyanne Anderson, of Jefferson; Joseph Anderson, of Ames; Chiara Anderson, of Jefferson; Ashley Humphrey (Andrew), of Carroll; James Silbaugh, of Oklahoma; and ReAnna Silbaugh, of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren: Mason Rockwell, Harper Humphrey, Hunter Humphrey, Jaxson Harlow, Aubrey McDowell and Bennett McDowell; and sister Betty Lindgren (Dick), of Grimes.

Memorials may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, 1417 2nd St., P.O. Box 204, Perry, IA 50220.

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