In loving memory of

Carl Leroy Anderson
September 30, 1931 - October 23, 2020

Lee Anderson, 89, of Glenwood, IA passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Glen Haven Home in Glenwood. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Salem Cemetery, rural Red Oak, IA. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Lee and his family.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to Wounded Warriors or Melanoma Cancer research.

Carl Leroy Anderson, son of Carl Oscar and Bonnie (Bishop) Anderson was born on September 30, 1931 in Coburg, IA. He received his education in Malvern, IA and graduated while serving in the Air Force in 1950. On August 11, 1949, he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving until September 9, 1952. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force he served in the Marine Reserves. He continued his education at the Parks School of Business obtaining certification in Business Management.
Lee married June Blackman on November 16, 1951. The couple was blessed with 3 children, Leslye, Bruce and Patti.
His work career included: Sales Manager at Shaffer Farm Foods out of Nebraska (1953-55); Carlson-Frink Dairies route sales in Denver, CO (1956-59); Territorial Representative for General Foods Corporation receiving their National Achievement Award in 1963, and retired in 1970.
Lee was a member of Emanuel Methodist Church in Denver, Co where he served as a Member of the Board. After retiring to Glenwood, IA he joined Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending his spare time with his family and friends.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents, wife June; second wife Nina; daughter Leslye Diener; son Bruce Anderson; siblings, Lois Mae and Mary Evelyn Anderson, in infancy, Jean (Elmer) Jackson, Charlie (Verna) Anderson, and ALice Maiers; and brother-in-law Keith Cody Stacy.
Lee is survived by his daughter, Patti Taylor and her husband, Terry of Arvada, CO; grandchildren, Blake and Kim Church, Christopher Diener, and Dawn and Hope Anderson; 13 great grandchildren; brother Albert Frank (Donna) Andersonof OMaha; sister Ruth Anne Stacy of Marion, IA; and brother-in-law Richard Maiers of Glenwood; and several nieces and nephews.


Paul Fiener wrote on Nov 29, 2020:

"Godspeed on this journey Lee. You are greatly missed here but we know you?re welcome above with wide open arms!"

Christopher Diener wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"God speed and rest in peace Grandpa! I love you!! You will be sorely missed, by all you have touched, with your heart of gold and wonderful spirit. I will cherish greatly, all of the awesome memories!!! Until we meet again, I love you, Christopher"

Christopher Diener wrote on Nov 22, 2020:

"God speed and rest in peace Grandpa! I love you!! You will be sorely missed, by all you have touched!!! With your heart of gold and wonderful spirit!!!! I will cherish greatly, all the wonderful and awesome memories!!!!! Until we meet again, God Bless You..."

Courtney Meyer wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Lee, I will always remember dancing and singing in the hallway with you! It was my absolute pleasure to care for you and become your friend. Happy trails, dear friend, til we meet again. Love, Courtney Meyer "

Paula wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Lee rest in peace with June and Nina, both of your wives, I enjoyed taking care of you and Nina at Lynnwood Estates, you have always had a special place in my heart. Till we meet again my friend. Love Paula "

Gidget Barrett wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"I sure miss your face an the song you use to sing you are my Sunshine ! It was a pleasure to play Kings corner with you! Rest in Paradise my friend you will forever be missed. It was a pleasure to care for you! Prayers to all the family"

Blake Church wrote on Nov 5, 2020:

"To my Grandpa. I hope that you find peace and solice in your final rest. I am always reminded of our times together. Our business meetings at the white spot cafe, our road trips and most important thing. Your uncanny ability to light up a room with your charm. You never new a stranger, only friends you had not met yet. After 53 years of wonderful memories, I tearfully say goodbye and leave you with the advice that you gave me long ago. DON\'T TAKE ANY WOODEN NICKELS. Till we meet again, I love you, Blake"

Kimberly Meagher wrote on Oct 31, 2020:

"Grandpa, there are no words to describe what you have meant to me over the years. The love and kindness you gave to me, I will never forget. I have many happy memories with you. I will miss so much your sense of humor. You brought so much laughter and so many smiles to our lives. I will never forget my first bike, our Sunday drives or the smell of your cigar on your lips as I kissed your cheek. Of all the gifts you have given to me, the greatest gift was your love. I will miss you deeply...until I see you again! Love you! ~Kimmie"