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Anderson Family Obituaries

Rites Held for Mrs. Anderson

[Printed obituary, unknown paper, handwritten note dates it 1944.]

Funeral services for Mrs. Edd Anderson were held here Friday January 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Bramer's Funeral Parlor with the Rev. W. W. Bentzinger.  Mrs. C.H. Manatt provided organ music.  Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: Glen Doty, Carl Carlson, Fred Barber, Percy Ostrom, Verne Wolfe and Ross Brannian.

Mary Katherine, daughter of William and Hannah Holdsworth, was born at LeClaire, Iowa September 11? 1866.  Death occurred at Clarinda, Iowa following several years of illness.  She was 78 years of age.

Mrs. Anderson came to Kellogg, Iowa with her parents when a child and remained there until her marriage to Edd Anderson on June 2, 1888. The couple came to Brooklyn to establish their home and lived here until 1909.  They moved to Kellogg and remained there until 1917 when they moved to Des Moines which has been their home ever since.

On August 19, 1895 Mrs. Anderson united with the Grace Methodist Church in Brooklyn.

Those who survive her are her husband; three sons, Clark of Grinnell, Clifford F. and Frank A. of Des Moines; two daughters, Miss Mae Anderson of Council Bluffs and Mrs. Isabelle Jaynes of Des Moines. She also leaves 13 grand-children and six great-grandchildren.

Two sons, William and Ross, died in infancy.

Services Held Saturday for Ed Anderson

[Printed obituary, unknown paper, handwritten note dates it 1955.]

Funeral services were held at the Bramer's Funeral Home at Brooklyn for Ed (Andy) Anderson, Saturday, August 6th. He died at his son's home in Des Moines after a lingering illness.

Ed Anderson was born to William and Clarisa Anderson on Dec. 11th, 1863, at Mitchell, South Dakota and with his family, moved to Brooklyn when still a child.

He had most of his schooling and spent most of his early manhood around Brooklyn and vicinity.  He married Mary Katherine Holdswork in 1888 and to this union was born seven children.

He was a cattle buyer around Brooklyn and Kellogg for years, then he and his family moved to Des Moines where he still lived until he died. He also spent a few years in the home of a son, Clark, in Grinnell.

His wife and two sons, Willie and Ross, preceded him in death. For the past five years he was entirely blind.

Mourning his passing are five children, Clark of Grinnell, Clifford, Frank and Isabelle of Des Moines and Mae of Council Bluffs, a sister, Hannah Gale of California, 13 grand children and 19 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were six grandsons, William (Bill) Anderson, Robert Anderson, Harold Anderson, Edgar Anderson, Wilbur (Web) Anderson and Everett Anderson.

Clark Anderson Services Held

[17 May 1973 hand dated newspaper clipping]

Clark "Shorty" Anderson, 84, of 534 Main St., Grinnell, died Thursday noon at his home.  He had been in failing health the past few months.  The son of Edward and Mary K. Holdsworth Anderson, he was born July 30, 1888, in Brooklyn. On Feb. 18, 1916, he was married to Areatha Alice Shill at Newton.

The couple had eight children: Mrs. Harley (Margaret K.) Walker of Newton, Lucille M. Anderson of Oskaloosa, William A. Anderson of Newton, Robert V. Anderson of Newton, Wilbur R. Anderson of Grinnell, Harold L. Anderson of Kellogg, Everett T. Anderson of Tama and Edgar C. Anderson of Grinnell.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson had lived in Grinnell since 1917, and Mrs. Anderson preceded him in death shortly after their golden wedding anniversary in 1966. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one great-grandchild, and a brother, Clifford Anderson. Surviving are his eight children; 32 grandchildren; two-great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank A. Anderson of Des Moines; and two sisters, Mae Anderson of Grand Island, Neb., and Mrs. Isabelle Jaynes of Des Moines.

Funeral services for Mr. Anderson were held at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) at the Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Hugh A. Shiveley, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Organist was Mrs. Willard Heffner, and pallbearers included David Anderson, Jerry Anderson, Richard Anderson, Floyd Anderson, Bob Anderson, and Roger Anderson.  Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery.)

Areatha Anderson Succumbs Friday; Services Today

Monday, April 18, 1966

Mrs. Areatha A Anderson, 73? of 703 Main Street, wife of Clark Anderson, died suddenly Friday morning at her home.

Funeral services were held this afternoon (Monday) from the Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. John Pannkuk, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Organ music was provided by Mrs. Rhea Auman.

Pallbearers were Albert Deppe, Dale Deppe, Ernest Deppe, Gerald Deppe, David Springer and George Wilson. Burial was in Hazelwood cemetery.

Born north of Kellogg on Dec. 15th, 1892, she was the daughter of Dulin and Della Wiess Shill. She was married on Feb. 19th, 1916 to Clark Anderson in Newton.

To this union were born eight children: Mrs. Harley (Margaret) Walker of Newton; Miss Lucille Anderson of Oskaloosa; William Anderson and Robert Anderson, both of Newton; Wilber Anderson, Harold Anderson and Edgar Anderson, all of Grinnell; and Everett Anderson of Tama.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson had lived in Grinnell since 1947. They had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, one grandchild, one brother, and two sisters in infancy.

Survivors include her husband, Clark; her eight children; 27 grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Shill of Missoula, Mont., and Floyd Shill of Newton; and two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Gladys) Deppe of Kellogg and Mrs. Elsie Deppe of Kellogg.

In Memory of Gladys Florence Deppe

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Gladys, the daughter of Dulin Spencer and Della Wiese Shill, was born October 2, 1896 in Jasper County.  She received her education at the Champion Hill country school in Jasper County and then attended high school in Kellogg.

She was married to Herman Charles Deppe on January 26, 1915 at Pine River, Minnesota. Following their marriage they remained at Pine River for a year before returning to Jasper County in 1916.  They farmed and raised their family together in the Rock Creek Township area where they had made their home most of their lives.  She had most recently been a resident at St. Francis Manor.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Kellogg.

Gladys is survived by her children, Albert Deppe, Bernice Winchell, and Gerald Deppe, all of Grinnell, Maxine Wilson and Della Springer, both of Rock Creek Lake, and Ernest "Bud" Deppe of Kellogg; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.

Gladys died Wednesday evening, January 17, 1990 at St. Francis Manor at the age of 93 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman on January 14, 1972; two brothers, Ray and Floyd Shill; and two sisters, Areatha Anderson and Elsie Carlson; and also one brother, two sisters, and a grandchild, all in infancy.

Obituary of Isabelle Anderson Jaynes

The Des Moines Register, September 09, 1992, Page: 5

Isabelle A. Jaynes, 79, of Woodbury West Health Care Center, 1211 Vine St., West Des Moines, died of cancer there Monday. Services will be graveside at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Jaynes, a retired bookkeeper, was born in Kellogg and lived in Des Moines most of her life before moving to the care center three years ago. She was a member of Highland Park Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Pat Perry, and a brother, Frank Anderson, both of Des Moines; a sister, Mae Anderson of West Des Moines; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Westover Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Mae G. Anderson

The Des Moines Register,  December 02, 1994, Page: 7

Mae G. Anderson, 87, of Woodbury West Health Care Center, 1211 Vine St., West Des Moines, died of a respiratory ailment there Thursday. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born in Brooklyn and had lived in the Des Moines area most of her life. She had owned the Mae Anderson Shop in Council Bluffs and also had been manager of Tober's Women's Clothing Store.  A brother, Frank Anderson of Des Moines, survives.  Arrangements are being handled by Westover Funeral Home.

In Memory of Frank Alfred Anderson

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Frank was born on July 31, 1903 to Ed and Mary Anderson in Brooklyn, Iowa. His early years were spent in Kellogg, Iowa until he moved to Des Moines at the age of 13 and began delivering telegrams by bicycle for Western Union.

Frank's career with Western Union began in 1916 and lasted 48 years. He progressed from delivering telegrams through many departments until he arrived in the bookkeeping/accounting department where he spent the majority of his 48 years with the company, retiring as chief bookkeeper. While at Western Union, he was active in employee relations, and held the position of president of the local union from 1942 to his retirement in 1964.

Frank was married to Ruby Heckman on October 27, 1945.  Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two sons; Frank E. of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Michael E. of Plattesmouth, Nebraska; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Frank had a passion for the restaurant business and state and county fairs. After retiring he opened a restaurant on East Locust called Andersons and operated it for 1 year. He and Ruby also owned and operated 2 different food stands at the Iowa State Fair for 21 years, one called Ha-Cha Coney and the second called Frank and Ruby's.

Frank was active in the Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as a Trustee for several years. He was also a member of The Lost Chord Club (a support group for persons whose vocal chords have been removed) where he was a past-president. Additionally, he had been actively involved as Secretary/Treasurer of the Midwest National Pony Pulling Association.

Frank loved being among people. He took pride in his family and had great pleasure showing them the Iowa State Fair each year.


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