Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Lawrence Ralph Anderson
Lawrence Ralph Anderson
Lawrence Ralph Anderson
Born: August 26, 1924
Died: October 27, 2012
Age: 88
Lawrence Ralph Anderson
August 26, 1924 - October 27, 2012

Lawrence Ralph Anderson, the son of Mary (Lockwood) and Arvid Anderson was born on August 26, 1924 outside Larrabee. He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy.

Lawrence was united in marriage to Donna Lou Eischen on April 23, 1947 in Cherokee, Iowa. They made their home near Aurelia, where they farmed and raised their six children: Patricia, Katherine, Jacquelyn, Ronald, Randall and Angela.

Family, faith, farming and fishing were a big part of his life. He was blessed to be able to live the life he had dreamed. The diligent work of farming was lightened by fishing trips. Lawrence took great pride in his farm and passed that love of the land and farming to his sons. During their 65 years of marriage, Lawrence and Donna enjoyed ballroom dancing. They were loyal supporters of Aurelia school activities and loved to see their grandchildren perform. He served on the elevator board in Aurelia and was a member of the American Legion.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruby and her husband Lowell Gano; and infant granddaughter Lageschulte.

He is survived by his wife, Donna and children, Patricia Estes (Bill) of Sioux Center, IA, Katherine Mazoyer (Dick) of Charlotte, NC, Jacquelyn Bleil (Tom) of Hornick, IA, Ronald Anderson (Dian) of Aurelia, IA, Randall Anderson (Deborah) of Cherokee, IA, and Angela (Harry) Endrulat of Lincoln, Ne; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leland Anderson (Marilyn) of Cleghorn, IA.

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Monday, November 05, 2012
Donna and Family:
I am so sorry to hear about Lawrence's passing.....My thoughts and prayers go out to you as this very difficult time...I have a lot of good memories with the Anderson family....all of them were so special...I spent a lot of time with Ruby and Aunt Mary
over the years...memories I will never forget. I can truly identify with you at this time, Donna as I lost my husband in a truck accident a few yrs ago...May GOD wrap his loving healing arms around you and your children and grandchildren.
Love and Prayers,
Norma Hanson (Courtright-Gano)
Norma Jean Hanson (Courtright)
Friday, November 02, 2012
I am so sorry we could not be there :-(.
Larry Gano
Friday, November 02, 2012
Donna and Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
I pray that fond memories and warm recollections
will bring you comfort and peace, now and in the
future. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rick Hodam
Rick A. Hodam
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Our sympathy and prayers are for you, Donna and all the family. May he rest in eternal happiness in heaven!
Roger and Laurie Dreier
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
So sorry to hear of your Father's Passing. He raised a great
Ron and Jan McGee
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Donna and Family - You will be in our prayers. I remember all the fun times we had at the Anderson-Lundquist family reunions. I know you will miss him. God Bless your family during this time. Margaret Ferrin, Linda, Luci, Joelene, Marily and Chuck.
Linda Ferrin Lair
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sympathy to all of you.
Terry and Cathy Coombs

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Billy Estes
Jeromy Lageschulte
Andy Lageschulte
Justin Anderson
Nathan Anderson
Harry Endrulat
Carl Endrulat

Stan Sherkendach
Harold Bezoni
Tom Parrott
Eugene Schipper
Roger Wise
Ray Wise
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday night at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the church.
1:00 P.M. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, IA

Military service will be provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee.
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