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Donald D. "Andy" Anderson, Sr.

Donald D. "Andy" Anderson, Sr.
  • April 24, 1930 - October 10, 2013
  • McPherson, Kansas
  • Memorial donations may be given to The Don Anderson Memorial Fund, The Cedars Health Care Center, or Harden Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“I am very sorry for your loss. With heartfelt condolences. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Myrna Cook ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Myrna (Alger) Cook - Covington, OK

“Dear Anderson Family, Even though it's been years since we've been in touch, I will always remember the "ballgame days." Your dad and my dad were...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Robbin Flood Clark - Park City, KS

“Doris, Donnie, Deb, and family, So sorry to hear about Don. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and I pray you will have comfort in the...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS

“Doris, Debbie and Donnie; my prayers and thoughts are with you. Donnie and Doris will always have a special place in my heart. Donnie was a special...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Adams - Yucca Valley, CA

“Was sadden to hear of Don's passing. I remember how nice he was to my family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jennifer Coleman Vanderpool - KS

“To all of you: My thoughts are with all of you at this time of your loss. Your husband, father, grandfather was a very neat man and I will always...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Teresa Schulz - McPherson, KS

“DON AND KAREN WE ARE SO SAD TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME. DON SAID...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: DON POTTS AND SUE CHEPIL - KS

“So sorry for the family's loss. I will always remember him at the baseball games and how we could discuss games that Donnie and I played way back in...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gary McNally - McPherson, KS

“My deepest sympathy to the family, as Don was a dear friend of mine, and will always be remembered by me and the good times we had at 81 speedway...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Larry N. Atkinson - McPherson, KS


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Donald Dean "Andy" Anderson, Sr., 83, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2013, surrounded by his family at The Cedars, McPherson. He retired from Pyle Construction in 1992 after 40 years. He then was a crossing guard for 13 years for Roosevelt Elementary School.

Don was born on April 24, 1930, in Big Bow, Kansas, the son of Fred Eugene and Iva Jane (Chase) Anderson. He attended Central College. On March 21, 1955, he was united in marriage to Doris M. Nikkel in Clayton, NM.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 2715 and member of the American Bowling Congress.

Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Doris of the home; son, Donald Dean "Donnie" Anderson, Jr. and wife, Karen, of McPherson, KS; daughter, Debra Sue Bammer and husband, Dennis, of Mt. Washington, KY; twin sister, Dorothy Patterson of Ripon, CA; five grandchildren, Jason Schropp, Jennifer LaSalle, Crystal Walline, Christopher Anderson, and Lauren Anderson; and seven great-grandchildren, Alex Kalkhorst, Kaitlyn Schropp, Tyler LaSalle, Hailee Schropp, Brecken Walline, Autumn LaSalle, and Wyatt Walline.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Alvin, Albert, and Arden Anderson, and sisters, Neva Nelson and Vera Gorrell.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, October 17, 2013, at McPherson Free Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Anderson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 16, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to The Don Anderson Memorial Fund, The Cedars Health Care Center or Harden Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.