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Merle D. Anderson


Merle Anderson Obituary

Merle Dean Anderson was the son of Alfred and Virginia Anderson. Merle was born on January 5th, 1943, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was educated in the area, graduating from Renwick High School. Merle was united in marriage with Alberta Fern Warland on July 14th, 1962, in Eagle Grove.

     Merle was a valued employee at Umthun’s for many years where he attained many awards for driving a truck. Following his time there, he bought his own truck and drove for them. When he wasn’t working on the road he enjoyed spending time camping, golfing, bowling, pool, and playing in cribbage tournaments. Merle also enjoyed bartending and mingling with everyone around - he was truly one of a kind. He was also a very big fan of NASCAR. 

    Merle passed away on Friday, January 3rd, 2020, in Lincoln, NE, surrounded by his dear family. He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Virginia Anderson; niece, Nikki Russell, and great granddaughter Lily Ann Mckeever.  

      Survivor's include three loving siblings, Judy Hoveland (Mike), Larry Anderson (Kathy), and Mary Russell (Tony); three beautiful daughters, Connie Anderson, Cindy Hale-Anderson, and Crystal Anderson (Curtis Timmons); 11 wonderful grandkids: Hollie Ortowski (Blake), Zach Anderson, Heath Stockdale, Derek Anderson (Nicole Macdonald), Mandi Myers, Jodi Myers, Brandon Anderson (Courtney), Dusty Myers, Scotty Hale, Cassandra Timmons, Carley Timmons; great grandkids and two ex-wives, Becky and Tami (Amanda and Josh). 

     A Celebration of Life will be held in March.

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March 9, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Foust Funeral Home
1115 SW 2nd Street
Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533
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Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Depot Convention Center at Rails
220 Railroad Ave
Eagle Grove, IA 50533
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