Connie M. Anderson

October 11, 1940February 10, 2010


Connie Anderson, 69, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2010 after a lengthy illness at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at McLaren’s Chapel, 801-19th street, West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Connie was born October 11, 1940 in Waterloo to Loren Brewster and Dorothy Marie Stone. She graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1958. Marriages to John (Jack) Mihall and Harold Brokaw ended in divorce. She has been married to Ray Anderson for more than 30 years. Connie lived four years in Texas and most of her life in Windsor Heights. She worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant for many years and did the bookkeeping for Anderson Auto Service. Connie loved gardening and fishing. Connie is survived by her husband, Ray Anderson; daughter, Debbi Mihall of Gainesville, Florida; two sons, John Mihall of Mathis, Texas and Kevin Brokaw of Des Moines; two step-children, Dan (Beth) Anderson of Washington and Jene´e (Andy) Anderson of Des Moines; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Cheryl Cross-Bushnell (Asa Bushnell) of Tucson, Arizona; three brothers, Bruce (Sherry) of Waterloo, Dean (Diane) of Oelwein and Rodney of Mabank, Texas; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and younger sister, Vicki Stone. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at McLaren’s Chapel.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 13, 2010
  • Burial Saturday, February 13, 2010

Connie M. Anderson

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February 15, 2010

Connie will be missed along with the wonderful talks we had. My prayers and thoughts are with you Ray and your families. Debbie Rolek

Debbie Rolek

February 15, 2010

Connie will be missed along with the wonderful talks we had. My prayers and thoughts are with you Ray and your families. Debbie Rolek

Mary Anne Knight

February 14, 2010

I have known Connie ever since our children were small. She visited me with Deb and John, and later, even Kevin sat at my kitchen table with a coloring book.
Connie and I would visit her Aunt Mary often and took her out for dinner many times. We laughed a lot back then.
I, also, remember being at the cabin on the Wapsi and fish fries at the "Hook 'n Liner". I sat beside Connie at most of her family's funerals.
Connie was very artistic. I have many lovely shirts with special holiday motifs on them, that she gave me over the years of our friendship. I will think of her each time I wear one of them.
My own health issues have prevented me from visiting her the last few years, but we e-mailed regularly, and I will miss her. Perhaps Donna can keep in touch with me.

My sympathy to Ray, Deb, John and Kevin.

Bill Henninger

February 12, 2010

My condolences to Ray and Cousin Connies' family. I am Connie's cousen Bill(y) Henninger. I remember Connie's two little children from their Grandparents' cabin at Littleton, Iowa.
Connie and I lost track of each other for a few years then hooked up again when she used to come to Waterloo and visit her Aunt Mary (my Mom). They were pretty close. I pray Connie's loved ones can get together and share storie and memories. She would like that. God bless you all.
I remember summers staying at my cousin Connie's house for a week. Her brother Bruce and I played ball a lot, fished, rode bikes and tormented the girls (Connie & Cheryl). They were older and liked older boys, yuk! They thought because they were a little older than us "juvenile" boys they knew everything. Bruce and I knew better though, ha!
I have many fond memories of growing up in our families. Those are all we we are eventually left with. They are very valuable to those of us left behind.
I have many good memories of Cousin Connie and she was always good to me. I thank God I had that opportunity.
May she rest in peace - Amen.