OBITUARY

Dolores "Dee" Anderson

July 6, 1927February 28, 2012

Dolores “Dee” Anderson, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. 1st St., Ankeny.

Dee was born July 6, 1927 to Iver and Alma Underland. She worked at Ankeny National Bank for many years. She loved playing cards and Scrabble, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Survivors include daughters, Virgie “Gini” Western of TN, Linda (Jeff) Bonam of IN, and Terri (Russ Yarrow) Hayes of Alleman; grandchildren, Kimberlee (Mark), Jamie, Andrea (Jeff), Brandon (Kelli), Steven (Tina) and Nathan (Katie); great-grandchildren, Jarett, Jesse, Savannah, Jack, Eila, and Eva; sister, Sylvina Ray; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orlin; son, Steven; and brother, Orville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 2012
REMEMBERING

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April 15, 2012

Mom Wow its been a really long long month and half I miss you soooooooooo much, I'm so happy and proud to have you for my mom for 50 years. I can only hope I was and am half the mother to Brandon and Nathan as you were to us..Everyone tells me that things will get easier, My life will never be the same and I'm not sure it will ever be easy but I'll be fine and I'll see you in a second. I love you Mom

Bruce & Carol Christiansen

March 25, 2012

Our hearts go out to all of you. We will always remember the good times we had when we would come to Iowa to visit with Dolores, whether it was Ft Madison,Ankeny or Story City. We enjoyed going to play bingo and to go to the Botanical Gardens in Des Moines when she lived in Ankeny. We were given a tour of Ft Madison and the area, and she told us about the best bakery over in Illinois. The last time we visited Dolores was when she was living in Story City. Thanks for the laughs and the fun times. You were the best cousin!

deanna foltz

March 7, 2012

Momma Dee, such a wonderful, pleasant, and fun lil lady to be around. Be greatful you all had her as your Momma! Love you all, Dee

Terri Hayes

March 7, 2012

Well Mom its been a week since you've been away I feel like I have a BIG HOLE in my Heart You will always be very special to me I love you with all my heart, holding onto your hand forever.

Lee Ann Gerrard

March 6, 2012

Linda and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. It's never easy to lose the ones we love, but it helps to reflect on all the good memories you all have and to know she is in a much better place.
With sympathy,
The Gerrards from Huntington, IN

Nate Hayes

March 5, 2012

Grandma- Thanks for everything. We will always love you.

John, Vicki & Mikaela Limper

March 2, 2012

Gini, We are thinking of you and your family as you are celebrating the life of your Mom and sharing the joy of her memory. Aloha

Kelli Mitchell

March 2, 2012

Terri, so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family. I remember her from the house you lived in in the corner by nevelyn jr high

March 2, 2012

What a gal... She will certainly be missed. Funny- I was thinking about her just the other day... I had dirty hands and was washing them in the sink OMG! I remember her always giving me heck when I would head to the sink after doing a repair :). Certainly, one of the most cherish gifts she left with us was her love of life. She was one happy lady! Sorry we won't be there for the "celebration" but know, that we'll certainly take a moment at 1:00 tomorrow and have a bit of reflection. Again, she was a beautiful lady. I'm sure her smile lives on in everyone she touched. God Bless... From your Hagerstown "family", Carol and David Rethemeyer

David and Carol Rethemeyer

March 2, 2012

What a gal... She will certainly be missed. Funny- I was thinking about her just the other day... I had dirty hands and was washing them in the kitchen sink OMG! I remember her always giving me heck when I would head to the KITCHEN sink after doing a repair:). Certainly, one of the most cherish gifts she left with us was her love of life. She was one happy lady! Sorry we won't be there for the "celebration" but know, that we'll certainly take a moment at 1:00 tomorrow and have a bit of reflection. Again, she was a beautiful lady. I'm sure her smile lives on in everyone she touched. God Bless... From your "family" on Meadowlark Ave.!