In Memory of

Kenneth William Anderson

January 7, 1924 - March 11, 2017
Kenneth W. Anderson was born on January 7, 1924, in Cherokee IA, to Nels and Esther Anderson. He married Elizabeth Elphinstone in 1954. He lived a full and active life. From growing up on a farm, to working construction, to owning his own business, there was nothing that slowed him down. Every year up until 2013, he made a trip to Wyoming to hunt for elk or deer. Many of these trips were with his son and/or his grandson. Ken had a passion and skill for gardening. Everyone that stopped at his house couldn't help but marvel at his garden. He also loved baking cookies for his great-grandchildren. Ken died peacefully on March 11, 2017 in South Sioux City, NE at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth. Survivors include his son Perry Anderson of South Sioux City NE, grandson Jason (Kim) Anderson of Des Moines IA, granddaughter Heather (Matt) Van Dusseldorp of Colfax IA, and great-grandchildren, Thomas Anderson, Avery Anderson, Max Stengel, and Sophia Van Dusseldorp; his good friends Dave Nelson and Mark Thompson.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee.
Jason Anderson
Visitation will be held from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa. There will be a funeral procession to the cemetery leaving the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Friends are asked to arrive at the funeral home prior to the procession.


Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“so ,very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. was a long time neighbor, and friend. Enjoyed doing business with him for years. He will be missed. Miss his can getting exploit stories. ”
- Lana Sargent
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Kenny fixed a lot of alternators for me and my boyfriend. always loved to talk to him and look at his garden. Will be missed. He always spoke to us when he seen us and it was always hard to get away because the conversations were always interesting.”
- Loni Stief and Lyle Sargent
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I enjoyed watching him work in his shop. It appeared highly unorganized. However,!!! he knew exactly where every piece of inventory was in the shelves. I also had the opportunity to watch him and his wife can peaches what a process that was. Cherokee co. will miss you greatly.”
- Wally L
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We were saddened to hear of Kenny's passing. We enjoyed visiting with Kenny, each Sunday, before and after church services. His eyes would sparkle when he spoke of his family, especially when telling us how much they loved his special cookies. We always enjoyed hearing about his garden, what he was canning, hunting adventures or trips to gather can along the road ditches.
He was always wanting to hear stories of our sheep, what was growing at the greenhouse, and what construction projects Curt was doing. We will truly miss him. Deepest sympathy to all of his family. ”
- Curt and Rhonda Wiese
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I'll always remember our visits at the grocery store. He is a really cool person.”
- dave and kathy domsch
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Perry, Thinking of all of you and remembering the summer visits at Uncle Kenny & Aunt Betty's when we were growing up.”
- Sandra Allen Janssen
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Kenny. We always enjoyed visiting with him at church and at his shop. He fixed a lot of alternators for us through the years! You're in our thoughts & prayers.”
- Kevin & Twyla Schmillen
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences to Kenny's family. He was a good Christian friend. Over the years we enjoyed him telling about and showing us his garden. He was a good Christian brother. We will miss him at church, but we know he is sharing his time with his loved ones in his eternal home. God Bless you, Kenny.”
- Bonnie and Dennis Ducommun
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Week in and week out - Kenny was always at church. I truly appreciated Kenny's independent spirit loved hearing about his latest gardening project and you could see and hear the pride when he talked about his grand-kids and their reactions to his home made cookies. God bless you in your time of loss. ”
- Tom Lewis
Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Condolences to Uncle Kenny's family.”
- Kent G. Uhl
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