Alan Roger Anderson
July 16, 1935 – October 6, 2019
Alan was born July 16, 1935 in Forest City Iowa, to Burdett and Jennie Anderson. He leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years Karen (Holtan) Anderson; three sons Tim, Scott and Greg; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many friends and family.
Raised in Forest City, he married Karen Holtan and they moved to Michigan to begin his career that started in the stock room and Alan retired as a Chief Executive Officer of a major retail department store company. A devout Christian, in retirement he devoted himself to family, mentoring several young men in their church, Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, and supporting many in need.
Alan R. Anderson passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a long battle with illness. His funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Forest Park - The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384, ph. 936-321-5115.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider making a donation in Mr. Anderson's name to Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church, https://cmpca.org/giving/ .
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
- Reception Following Service Saturday, October 12, 2019
Alan Roger Anderson
Mary Jo Boman
October 12, 2019
There are so many memories, Karen. I think of the two of you leaving for Michigan with your car packed, headed to a whole new life. I remember helping to make corsages for your wedding. I think of all the baking at Al’s home with Harriett and Loralee on Saturday afternoons which I know Al enjoyed!! I think of all the conversations and laughs Al and Gerald shared especially in the last few years before Gerald’s death. I think of the two of you as an inseparable couple, devoted to your Lord and Savior. You two together have made a huge difference in the lives of so many. Blessings and prayers to you.
October 11, 2019
Good night and pleasant dreams "Al" . Our family called him Al at home. When Al and I were young, we slept together in one small bed in a small bedroom over the garage in our big house. Every night when Al and I went to bed, before going to sleep, we would say to each other "good night and pleasant dreams" . GOOD NIGHT AND PLEASANT DREAMS, MY DEAREST BROTHER.
October 10, 2019
Papa was so present in the lives of his grandkids and I always felt so much love whenever we were with him. He always had a joke or a story to make us laugh and genuinely loved being around kids. He was always laughing, always trying to keep us happy and entertained. There are years worth of good memories to look back on. The last day I saw him he told me I had a pretty face, he was glad I was with him, and he loved me. I’ll never forget that.
October 9, 2019
So many memories growing up together. Alan always kept things interesting and active. I especially enjoyed our many times we gathered with Mom at so many different places and then our annual get togethers each summer after she went home to Heaven. I appreciate so much all he did for me and miss him. He is home with Dad and Mom and no longer suffering.
October 8, 2019
Alan and Karen came to visit us a few years ago when we moved to Orange County, Ca. We had so much fun showing them our new home and new town. This picture was taken at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, Ca. We had a wonderful lunch together laughing, telling stories and enjoying the beautiful view to the golf course and ocean. I’m a very lucky girl to have such supportive, caring and loving in-laws. ❤️ I’m going to miss you Alan!