OBITUARY

Velda M. Anderson

November 15, 1922June 3, 2018

Velda Mae Anderson, 95, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2018 in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at New Hope Assembly of God in Urbandale with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines.

Velda was born November 15, 1922 in Nodaway County, MO to Clarence and Marie Hull. She graduated from South Page High School in College Springs, IA. Velda married her childhood sweetheart, Rev. Leland W. Anderson on October 22, 1944 and together they pastored churches throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. She retired from Reames Frozen Foods.

Velda is survived by three children, Darla Welch, Rev. Kyle (Cheryl) Anderson, and Marde (Lorili) Anderson; five grandchildren, Shawna (John) Clarke, Tonya (Jeff) Hermes, Eric (Crystal) Anderson, Chad (Meredith) Anderson, and Lindsey Black; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to New Hope Assembly of God in Urbandale.

  • FAMILY

  • Velda is survived by three children, Darla Welch, Rev. Kyle (Cheryl) Anderson, and Marde (Lorili) Anderson; five grandchildren, Shawna (John) Clarke, Tonya (Jeff) Hermes, Eric (Crystal) Anderson, Chad (Meredith) Anderson, and Lindsey Black; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and six great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rev. Kyle Anderson, Active
  • Eric Anderson, Active
  • Jeff Hermes, Active
  • Marde Anderson, Active
  • Blake Clarke, Active
  • John Clarke, Active

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Sevice Saturday, June 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Lindsey Black

June 6, 2018

I am do thankful my mother took me to Iowa to spend time with some family. O was blessed to have the time with Grandma for a few hours, just 6 days before entering the pearly gates. I cut and filed all her fingernails and toenails as we talked about some significant events in life. She asked how my school was and told me how she could not wait to get out of school. All her friends were crying and she asked them why?! She said she was so excited to get out of that place. It made me laugh. She will be missed by many. But what a beautiful thought of her and grandpa swinging around my forever 9 year old son, Santana. I love you grandma! 95 years is amazing!

FROM THE FAMILY