In Memory of

Daniel D. Anderson, Sr.

January 21, 1954 - February 24, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

Daniel Douglas Anderson of Cherokee, IA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2018. 

 Dan was born on the Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, NC to Richard and Marilyn Anderson. The Anderson family moved to Cherokee in 1965. Dan had a love for basketball and his friends called him ‘Swede’. His “claim to fame” in basketball was when he scored the winning point with a few seconds to go, to win the tournament game against Algona. 

 After graduating high school in 1972 he went to college at Iowa State University. Dan married his high school sweetheart, Marlys Ladwig on August 17, 1974. He graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. They moved to Cedar Rapids, IA where Dan took a position with Wilson Foods. Dan & Marlys soon became the parents of Brigitte and Danny. 

 In the winter of 1979 they relocated to Kingsburg, CA where he worked for a rancher, George Jackson,  raising sugar beets and cotton. Over time Dan would become the General Manager of Kingsburg Apple Packers. They welcomed another daughter, Chantelle. In his free time he served in church leadership, taught Sunday school, and helped coach the boy’s basketball team. 

 Dan & Marlys moved their family back to Cherokee in 1993, where Dan would take a position as plant manager of R.J. Thomas Mfg. 

 Heartache would come to the family on November 1st, 1997 when their daughter, Brigitte was taken much too soon in a car accident. 

 Dan served his community on the School and Rodeo Boards. He was an active member of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, serving on the Board and teaching Sunday school for many years. 

   In his spare time he enjoyed raising his calves, meeting his friends for “a good chicken dinner” and cheering his grandkids on in their love of basketball.  He didn’t miss a chance to watch an Iowa State basketball game, or boasting about their victories. He will be remembered for his leadership, gift of loyal friendship, wit, love for his farm, ISU Cyclones, devotion to his “High School Sweetheart”, children and grandchildren, and an unwavering love for Christ.  He didn’t leave a stranger without their knowledge of all of the above.

 Dan is survived by his wife Marlys of Cherokee, IA; Dan (Melissa) of Cherokee, IA; daughter Chantelle (Jared) Friedman of Sioux Falls, SD; father Richard Anderson of Cherokee, IA; brother Scott (Carol) Anderson of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren Hannah, Maddy, Lauren, and Jacob Friedman of Sioux Falls, SD; and Millie Anderson of Cherokee, IA; his mother-in-law Elaine Hollenbeck of Cherokee, IA and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

 He is proceeded in death by his daughter Brigitte, mother Marilyn Anderson and nephew Tyler Anderson.

SERVICES

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dan Anderson Memorial Fund which will benefit some of his favorite charities.

OFFICIATING
Pastor's Larry Ostercamp and Pastor Chris McComic
CASKET BEARERS
David Olson
Tim Perrin
Steve Thomas
David Appleby
Jim Hughes
Doug Kopp
Denny Fitz
Chris Klug

Honorary Bearers
Bill Hurd
Erik Timpf
Mark Johnson
Jason Farver
Scott Lovell
Bruce Schmadeke
Roger Smith
Todd Williams
Brayden Farver
VISITATION
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening with the family present at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
"How Great Thou Art"
"Because He Lives"
by the congregation and led by David Brown

"How Can it Be"
"I Need Thee Every Hour"
by Greta Peterson
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:33 PM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Anderson family. From Kingsburg California”
- Bill Sihota
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:26 PM
“Marlys and the Anderson family. I am so sorry to learn of Dan's passing. I still remember him playing basketball at Cherokee Washington with that great group of athletes! Swede! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! God bless all of you!”
- Jean Hyndman McKinney
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:26 PM
“Marlys and family, I am truly sorry for the loss of Dan. May God bless you with His peace and comfort and surround you with those who love and support you.”
- Jackie (Dorr) Givens
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult.”
- Steve and Jodi Chase
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Chris left this morning for Cherokee and I just wanted to reach out to you Marlys and tell you how sorry I am for your loss and I wish I could be there with everyone for the celebration of his life. I did not know Dan as long as the rest of the ISU crew but once one has the good fortune to meet him it doesn't take long to know what a good person he is. I especially loved his wit and his commitment to family and friends. Godspeed in the journey ahead of you and please know that Chris and I will always be here to help in whatever way we can.”
- Peggy Klug
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family. He was a great man and friend for many. He made himself available to any person that wanted to talk. I am better for knowing him. God Bless you all!”
- Eric Myers
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Please accept heart-felt condolences from staff at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Dan has been a strong and constant supporter of our center, a valued client and, over the years, a good friend. We will miss Dan and trips to Cherokee but know he left lasting legacies in many areas and in many ways. God bless Dan's family and friends.

Dan Nickey, Jim Olson and the rest of the staff and students at IWRC.”
- Iowa Waste Reduction Center, University of Northern Iowa
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“I am greatly saddened to read of Dan's passing. He was truly a fine, kind and decent man.

My son and I both liked Dan a great deal.

Our condolences to each of the Anderson's.

God bless you all.

- Mike Traster
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Marlys and family, We are greatly sadden to hear of Dan's passing. He was a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May God comfort and be with you.”
- Joe & Vivian Schleef
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Dearest Marlys,
We are so brokenhearted to hear of Dan's passing. I was so delighted to be able to visit with you both in your home last year.
We grieve with you, Danny and Chantelle and the rest of the family.
"Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress." Isaiah 33:2
Our prayers and love always,
Stephen and Joy ”
- Stephen and Joy
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:24 PM
“Marlys and all Dan's family, we are terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for opening your kind home to our family a few years ago. Last night our church's small group read this... "We want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died." (from 1 Thessalonians) Resurrection and reunion in Christ is coming. Praying for you today and onward.”
- Brent Anderson
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Dear Anderson family, we are praying for you in this time of loss - you are dear to us and we remember your time with us fondly.”
- Larry & Shirley Esau
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Prayers to you during this difficult time. ”
- Nate & Amy Johnson
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“I'm so saddened by Dan's passing! He will always be remembered as the most friendly & personable guy, always taking time to chat and share his life with others. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My sympathy goes out to Marlys and all his family! Please know we share your grief and pray that God can ease your pain through this terrible loss!”
- ROSE BEAZLEY
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Dan was one the good people in this world. I will always remember Dan training martial arts with me and how proud he was when he would achieve different levels in Shorin-ryu. My friendship with Dan was on so many levels and he always treated me like a great friend. When my daughter was born 18 1/2 years ago the decision on who would be her Godparent was easy. I insisted it be Dan Anderson and that decision was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He was the greatest Godparent to my daughter Lindsay and I will be forever grateful for all he did for her. ”
- Todd Williams
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“Marlys and family, we will certainly remember what a good guy Dan was to all. Our condolences and prayers for your loss.

Mike & Kathleen Dushinske”
- Mike And Kathleen Dushinske
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“Many thoughts and prayers to the Anderson family. Dan was a great guy and enjoyed chatting with him at the rodeo. Rest In Peace Dan”
- Chuck and Sandy Stubbe
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM
“Dan and Marlys kindly welcomed us when we moved to Cherokee, and are deeply respected in our community. We are saddened with this tragedy. Prayers for peace for the family, and it's been a privilege for us to know Dan. We join the family in looking forward someday to the great reunion which we have been promised.”
- Sam & Jennifer Kooiker
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“To all of Dan's family, the Holton's pray for your comfort in this sad time. For the Class of '72, we will miss our classmate, friend and teammate who now rest in peace in heaven. We will miss you "Big Swede"”
- Denny Holton
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. So many good memories growing up as neighbors. Our prayers are with your family.
Dr. GREG Gerdes, Dan Gerdes, Dave Gerdes and Jan Gerdes.”
- Dr. Greg Gerdes, OD
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson Family. In th beginning Dan and I had a customer/supplier relationship but as time went by we became friends. I always enjoyed our conversations and lunch at Danny’s. Your friendship meant the world to me. Rest In Peace my friend.”
- Joe Van Ackeren
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Anderson Family. Prayers to all.”
- Margaret Corzilius
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“To the Anderson family members, Marlys, Uncle Dick ,Cousin Scott and family.
My heart is broken and we are so sorry to hear about Cousin Dan passing. I wish I could be there in person to give you all a huge hug. Stay strong and remember that Jesus Christ is our savior and fortresses in times of pain. Lots of prayer are being sent from California.
With love. ”
- Mike and Cheryl McCutchan
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS”
- DALE THOMPSON
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM
““Marlys and family, deepest sympathies for the loss of Dan; such a wonderful person. Prayers and thoughts to everyone.””
- Robin Adamson
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM
“Marlys and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. It is wonderful to have you and Dan as a neighbor. We will miss Dan. Our prayers are dedicated to you and family.”
- Phil & Barb Kindwall
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM
“Dear Marlys and Family, My heart is heavy for all of you, such a loss of a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and friend. My heart is draw to the familiar lyrics, 'I can only imagine when that day comes, when I find myself standing in the Son, when all I can do, is worship you, surrounded by your glory, what will me heart feel", Dan is enjoying the riches of Heaven! May you feel the arms of our loving Savior wrapped tightly around you all. With my deepest sympathy. ”
- Donna (Davis) Wyatt
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
“Many prayers for your family. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Stay strong!!”
- Marcene Means
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
“Marlys and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Dan! He will be missed by many! May God be with you at this difficult time. We are praying for you! Lynette and Pat Hyndman”
- Pat and Lynette Hyndman
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers coming your way.”
- Mae Ames
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
“Marlys, Chantelle, and Danny, I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. He was always so larger than life to me and his faith in the Lord unsinkable. Sending you all comforting thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. ”
- Jennifer Harsh-Dailey (Agnitsch)
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Many great memories growing up as neighbors. ”
- Dr. GREG HERDED, OD
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:13 PM
“So sorry for your loss. ”
- Mary Morris
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:13 PM
“Rest In Peace, Dan!! Happy Trails!!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM
“So sorry to here of the loss of a wonderful man. He was always such a joy to be around when we were together for family gatherings, I am so happy to have known him. He will be missed. From Tyke(JIm Knudson wife)”
- Tyke Knudson
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all”
- Jamie and Karmen Hodgdon
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM
“Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
- Steve and Gail Monteith
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM
“I send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. ”
- Ruth Freese
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:12 PM
“Hi Marlys, we are so sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. You & your family are in our prayers.”
- Kris Cunard
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