Leonard Alfred Anderson

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Leonard Alfred Anderson

Funeral services for Leonard Alfred Anderson, 88, of Royal, will be held at 2 p.m. today, August 18, 2009, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. The Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in rural Royal.

Mr. Anderson passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday, August 14, 2009

Leonard Alfred Anderson, the son of H.P. Alfred and Ida Esther (Rasmussen) Anderson, was born November 21, 1920 in rural Royal, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Royal, where he received his education, graduating from Royal High School in 1938.

Mr. Anderson married Elsie (Gordey) on August 19, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Following their marriage, they farmed near Royal for their entire married life. He was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, serving on the church council and the tape ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law; a grandson, and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie of Royal; three daughters: Valorie Van Ampting, Laurie and her husband, Don Conlon and Mary Ann and her husband, Gordon Quail all of Spencer; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; his siblings: Francis and his wife, Nellie Anderson of Royal, Luella Lindt of Kingman, KS, Viola Hagedorn of Spirit Lake, Howard Anderson of Hamilton, Ohio and Darlene O'Sullivan of Spencer.

The Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.