Dr. Larry Anderson, age 72, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Naples, Fla. Born Sept. 8, 1937, in Thompson, Ia., Larry was the son of Leonard and Lucy (Saunders) Anderson. He attended Thompson High School before moving on to the University of Iowa where he graduated from dental school in 1962. He remained an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan throughout his life. After two years of service in the Air Force, Larry set up his first dental practice in Spencer, Ia., where he was an active member of the community for over 30 years. He moved to Naples, Fla. in 1994 where he continued to practice dentistry until the date of his death. The Naples climate enabled him to enjoy the things he loved (especially golf, tennis, running, and fishing) year around. Fun loving and full of enthusiasm for life, he will most likely be remembered for his quick wit, easy demeanor, and authentic concern for his patients.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Teresa Huston (Emmett) and Cristie Anderson; son, Mark Anderson (Shawn); grandchildren, Kellen Huston, Kiel Huston, Hannah Anderson, and Jack Anderson; former spouse and mother of his children, Joan Anderson; former spouse, Sandy Anderson, her children and grandchildren; brother, Bob Anderson (Judy); sisters, Joan Hynes (the late Paul), Mary Post (the late Jack), Judy Menke (the late Richard), and Sandy Pederson (Wayne); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Lucy Anderson, and brother, Joe Anderson.
Services were held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Naples, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.