Lehman Lee Anderson

January 23, 1918January 8, 2013

Lehman (Lee) Anderson, 94, passed away January 8, 2013 at Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, Iowa. Lee was born in Osceola, WI and grew up on a farm outside Mason City. In 1939 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. In 1944 Lee married his sweetheart Kathryn (Kay) Gustafson. In 1948 Lee graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an engineer for numerous companies, the first being AMF-Western International in Des Moines. Survivors include his wife, Kay; sons, Kent (Becky) Anderson of Cedar Falls; Karl (Kathy) Anderson of Ankeny; daughter, Kathryn Arndt of Polk City, seven grandchildren: Joel (Katrina) Anderson, Chicago; Ben (Megan) Anderson, Hudson, IA, Tim (Yeran Li) Ames; Emily (Paul) Shockley, Grand Junction, CO, Elizabeth Arndt, Polk City; John (Jessica) Anderson, Ankeny, Bryan (Emily) Arndt, Clive and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Autumn Anderson. Lee will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines.


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January 14, 2013

Dear Aunt Kay (and family), please do accept our sincere condolences at this time. I am sure glad that we could have a wonderful visit with you at Karl & Kathy's several years ago now. Uncle Lee sure did have a lot to say on that occasion. One of our family visits that I especially remember was up in Two Rivers WI. We made some bird feeders for Baltimore Orioles and put them up on poles. Then you cut up WHOLE oranges and gave them to the birds! I was impressed! You really loved those birds a lot more than my family. You have a sensitive and loving heart so I'm sure you are going to miss your dear hubby. Be assured of our prayers. At times like this a song by Don Francisco comes to mind: "Ultimate healing is to be home free!" Love, Kenny & Judie Anderson Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Jess Rundlett

January 14, 2013

Kathryn, Elizabeth, Bryan, Emily & Family-

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Bomba. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dick and Barbro Garland

January 14, 2013

Karl, we are sorry you lost your Father. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Agnes Chadick

January 14, 2013

Kay, please accept my sympathy. My prayers are for you. Cousin Irene called first. She was very distraught, but gave me the message. So, consider this from her, too.

Glen & Joyce (Hendrickson) Porter

January 14, 2013

Our sympathy to Kay and all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ann & Randy Petersen

January 13, 2013

Please accept our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts.
Ann & Randy Petersen