In Memory of

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.
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 HONORARY BEARERS 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.


Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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- Maha
Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“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 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“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
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry we could not be there :-(.”
- Larry Gano
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“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 at 12:00 AM
“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
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Father's Passing. He raised a great
- Ron and Jan McGee
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Sympathy to all of you.”
- Terry and Cathy Coombs
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