David L. Anderson, 82
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, David L. Anderson of New Hampton passed away at the age of 82.
David was an amazing husband, father to five children and nine grandchildren that were loved, he is missed and will always be cherished.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Jerico Lutheran Church, rural Lawler, with Pastor Peter Faugstad presiding.
Interment with military honors was in the church cemetery.
Friends greeted the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Hugeback- Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continued an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Online condolences for David’s family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com.
If so, desired memorials may be given to the Jerico Lutheran Church or St. Croix Hospice 302 N. Grand Ave. Suite 5 Charles City, IA 50616
David’s story began on April 3, 1937, in Cresco. He was the youngest child of George and Cora (Vaala) Anderson.
He grew up on the family farm in Jerico, where he was baptized and confirmed at the Jerico Lutheran Church.
He graduated from Cresco High School, attended college in Mankato, Minnesota, and served four years in the U.S. Army, where he met the love of his life Phyllis S. Howard of Decatur, Alabama. After only 2 1/2 months of courting, they were married on Jan. 12, 1958.
David and Phyllis upon exiting the service, moved to Iowa to raise their five children. David worked at Thermagas, in Decorah, then moved to Farm Service in New Hampton, where he worked until medical troubles caused him to retire.
In 2001 he received a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, then spent the next 17-plus years enjoying the extra life God granted him with his friends and family who he loved dearly.
David loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, boating, water skiing and was an avid golfer. He also loved traveling the world and especially to Texas and Florida getting out of the harsh Iowa winters.
But most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends raising a ruckus and living life to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children and spouses, Lori Anderson (Missy) of Marion, Cheryl Anderson (Paul Rosonke) of Alta Vista, Greg (Sally) Anderson of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, and Brian (Karissa) Anderson of Robins; his grandchildren, Joshua, Sarah, Stephen (Kelly), Brianna, Kellsie, CJ and Emma Anderson and Terra and Jacob Rosonke, and many brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Michelle Anderson; and his siblings, Cletus Anderson, Edith Grosser, Palmer Anderson and Calvin Anderson. He looked forward to joining them in Heaven.