Lloyd F. Anderson

January 27, 1924March 15, 2020
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Lloyd Francis Anderson, 96, passed away on March 15, 2020, at Bickford of Urbandale. A graveside service at Coal Ridge Cemetery, RR 3, in Knoxville, IA, will be held at a later date in June.

Lloyd was born January 27, 1924, to Walter and Anna Anderson in Knoxville, IA. He attended West River Ridge Country Grade School and graduated Knoxville High School. After graduation, he worked for Conoco Oil for 35 years, working up the ladder in the capacity of sales, Bulk Plant Manager, and Regional Sales Manager.

He was an avid golfer and Iowa Hawkeye fan, going to many games with family. He would always attend relative’s sports games. Lloyd was a world traveler, enjoying every place he visited. He loved to ballroom and square dance.

Lloyd was a member of Toastmasters, Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed theater and book clubs. He was a gifted handyman and loved working with computers and relating business information. Lloyd attended the Baptist Church in Johnston, IA, and was an active member in Knoxville, IA, and Independence, MO.

Lloyd is survived by two sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, one step-daughter, Nancy (Jim) Allen of Kansas, two step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Louise Raber and Rosemary Carpenter; siblings, Clarence, Thomas, Lee, and Ernest; and step-son, Phil.

Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.


  • C.F. Blackman, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Viola Blackman, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Walter Anderson, Father (deceased)
  • Anna Anderson, Mother (deceased)
  • Clarence James Anderson (Beulah Bell), Brother (deceased)
  • Thomas Anderson (Lois), Brother (deceased)
  • Lee Anderson (Bea), Brother (deceased)
  • Ernest Anderson (Ruth), Brother (deceased)
  • Louise (Raber) Anderson, Wife (deceased)
  • Rosemary (Carpenter) Anderson, Wife (deceased)
  • Phil Carpenter, Step-Son (deceased)
  • Nancy Allen (Jim), Step-Daughter
  • Many nieces and nephews, two step-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren

  • Brian Patterson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tanner Patterson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Patterson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin Allen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Hunerdosse, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matt Anderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Pat Anderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Anderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Brause, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Golightly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gary Dean Bridges, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Greater Iowa Chapter-Alzheiner's Association


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 20, 2020


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Nancy Allen

March 19, 2020

Lloyd married my mom, Rosemary Carpenter, in July 1994 in an intimate ceremony at First Baptist Church of Independence. They met at a round dance and soon became friends sharing their common loss of respective spouses after 43 years of marriage each. Lloyd and Rose lived life to the fullest dancing, dining out, attending local performances and musicals, the Kansas City Zoo, traveling, gardening, and doing home repairs. They loved to travel in the US and abroad. Lloyd’s favorite trips abroad were to Russia where they were hosted by a family and dined in their home and Costa Rica, where they enjoyed walks in the jungle spying poison-dart frogs and monkeys. They also enjoyed trips to Arizona, South Carolina, Washington and many other states. They took each of the grandkids on a trip when they turned 13; Austin to Washington DC and Gabrianne to Boston.

Lloyd lovingly treated Phil, Rose’s adult son with special needs, as his own son. They included Phil in many of their adventures, and we all were touched by Lloyd’s love and acceptance. Phil loved going to Branson and Lloyd bought a time-share so they would have a nice place to stay with a pool so Phil could swim.

Lloyd and Rose were married almost 17 years at her passing, enjoying companionship, active living, and entertaining each other along each adventure. Rose would say on their long driving trips that she would tell him jokes to keep him awake. We are grateful that Lloyd loved mom deeply, would do anything and everything to bring her happiness and that together they lived life beyond what either of them thought possible.

Lisa Crozier

March 18, 2020

Mom always enjoyed taking him a hershey’s chocolate bar when we would visit Grandma Beulah. It always put a smile on his face. Hugs and prayers to the family. RIP Uncle Llyod.

George Lightfoot

March 18, 2020

Lloyd was a good, close friend of mine during the years we shared at First Baptist Church of Independence, MO. Each Sunday we would visit and share stories and experiences. When he moved to Iowa I immediately missed him.
I will continue to miss him and his friendship but I’ll pleasantly remember all the good times we shared. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with all of Lloyd’s family and friends.
George Lightfoot

Rod & Amy Brause

March 18, 2020

Sorry to the rest of the family and friends of Uncle Loyd. Love, Rod, Amy Brause and family

Judy Patterson

March 17, 2020

Uncle Lloyd was more than a Uncle. He walked me down the aisle on my wedding day, taking the place of my dad that passed away four years earlier.
Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Louise were always there for me and my family. I have so many happy memories. Uncle Lloyd had a great sense of humor and always had a great story to tell. I remember the day he brought his brand new Thunderbird car to show us and ask if I wanted to drive it. That was so cool!!
He was the best! I will miss him so much!

Dave & Dianna Bangs

March 17, 2020

Uncle Lloyd was a man that could always be depended on by his friends and family. Many happy times were spent with him and Aunt Louise growing up. He was always there when his family needed him and always was kind and honest when giving out advice, he will be missed.

Sandy Hunerdosse

March 16, 2020

Uncle Lloyd was one of the best people I ever met! You always knew you were loved. Gentle and fun and a great host whenever we would visit whether in Des Moines or Blue Springs. He and Aunt Louise always showed us the best times and served the best food. My most memorable time was during NCAA basketball when Drake was in the final four and we greeted them at the airport... what a great time! I know he will be missed by so many loved ones. RIP Uncle Lloyd. Thank you for touching my life and leaving memories with my family... kids still reminisce.


Anna & Walter Anderson


C.J. in back row
Lloyd, Lee & Tommy front row


Walter & Anna Anderson
Sons; Clarence 10yrs, Thomas 6 yrs, Lee 4 yrs, Lloyd 2 yrs & Ernest 6 Mos.


Blackman family Home that became the Anderson Homestead


Anderson boys


Lloyd F. Anderson was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Lloyd always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Lloyd was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

       His parents were Walter and Anna Anderson. Lloyd was raised in Rural Knoxville, Iowa. Always able to express himself well, Lloyd possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Lloyd was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Lloyd was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Lloyd was raised with four brothers. Clarence, Thomas, Lee and Ernest. Lloyd had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Lloyd was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1941. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

       A good listener with an engaging personality, Lloyd was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to his relationships.

      Lloyd was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Lloyd’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Lloyd was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Lloyd could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Sales Manager of Conoco Oil Company. He was employed for 35 years.

      Lloyd enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were golf (he was very proud of the "hole in one" that he made), Iowa Hawkeye Fan (would go to games with family and friends), world traveler, ballroom and square dancing. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Lloyd was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made him a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which he belonged. Always matter-of-fact about what needed to be done, Lloyd worked steadily to meet any organization’s goals. Throughout his later years, Lloyd was an active member of the Toastmasters, Masonic Lodge and enjoyed theater and book clubs.

      Lloyd held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Johnston and Knoxville Iowa and Independence, MO.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Lloyd truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Costa Rica, The Amazon and many more.

      Lloyd passed away on March 15, 2020 at Bickford of Urbandale, Iowa. He is survived by three sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews, one step-daughter, Nancy (Jim) Allen of Kansas, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service was held at the Coal Ridge Baptist Church. Lloyd was laid to rest in Coal Ridge Cemetery.

      Lloyd was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Lloyd F. Anderson.