OBITUARY

Keith R. Anderson

November 21, 1924December 15, 2011

KEITH R. ANDERSON West Des Moines

Keith Anderson, 87, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at ManorCare Health Services in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren’s Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Keith was born in Valley Junction and was a 1942 graduate of Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While on leave he married Beatrice Vermeulen on September 28, 1944 before leaving to serve overseas in Europe. He was awarded a Bronze and Silver Star. Upon his discharge in 1946, Keith returned to work at Meredith Publishing where he retired after a 44 year career.

Keith was a very loving and dedicated husband and father who thoroughly enjoyed his time with his kids and grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons, Ronald (Sue) of Olathe, KS, Gary (Cheryl) of Chesterfield, MO and Craig of West Des Moines; four grandchildren, Ryan, Cory, Jeff and Amy; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice; his parents, Lester and Minnie; three brothers, Gordon, Glen and Kenneth; and a sister, Mildred McConnelee.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at McLaren’s Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimers’s Association.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 20, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, December 19, 2011
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Kathy Crook

December 22, 2011

The world has lost a great man and veteran. Your dad was a true gentleman. A devoted husband and father, he was always at the events in which you participated. He was a "neighborhood" dad to all us kids growing up in WDM. He was one of a kind and will be truly missed.

John Pickens

December 18, 2011

My sympathy to all of the Anderson sons. We are all thinking of you at this time. We all also lost another WWII hero wih the passing of Keith Anderson.

Mifflin Walker

December 18, 2011

So sorry for your loss. Keith and Bea were so good to me and my brother Rick.

Raulie Conger

December 18, 2011

Keith was a good man. He will surely be missed. I always enjoyed when he would invite me to his music room.

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