In Memory of

Richard "Dick" W. Anderson

May 17, 1931 - July 28, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

Richard “Dick” Wright Anderson of Cherokee, Iowa went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 28, 2018. 

 Dick was born in Centerville, South Dakota on May 17, 1931.  Dick married Marilyn Knudson on November 11, 1951.  They were blessed with 60 wonderful years together.  Dick served in the United States Marine Corp for two years.  After his service, he graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Dick worked for Wilson Foods for twenty years.    Dick and Marilyn raised their sons, Dan and Scott, on a farm outside of Cherokee, Iowa. They were members of Oakdale Evangelical Free Church where he held many leadership positions.

 In 1978, Dick and Marilyn moved to Kingsburg, California where they farmed fruit and grapes for twenty years.  They were active members in the Kingsburg Evangelical Free Church.  These years were special as they were surrounded by their children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

 Dick will be remembered for his adventuresome spirit, positive attitude, love for God and his family.

 Upon retirement in 1998, they returned to Cherokee, Iowa, spending their winters in Lake Havasu, Arizona.  Over the past several years, Dick deepened his relationship and drew his strength from Jesus Christ.

 Dick is survived by his son, Scott (Carol) of Cherokee, IA; daughter-in-law, Marlys Anderson of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren:  Dan Anderson Jr. (Melissa) of Cherokee, IA, Chantelle (Jared) Friedman of Sioux Falls, SD, Carlene Anderson of Pleasanton, CA; great-grandchildren: Hannah, Maddy, Lauren and Jacob Friedman, and Millie Anderson; sisters: Gayle (Duane) McCutchan of Reedley, CA, Bobbie (Ole) Trontvet of Fargo, ND, and Jane Hauser of Visalia, CA; sister-in-law,  Anita Anderson of Kingsburg, CA, many nieces, nephews and friends.

 He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn Anderson; son, Dan Anderson; grand-daughter, Brigitte Anderson and grandson, Tyler Anderson; parents, Rev. Clifford and Dorothy Anderson; brother, Cliff Anderson; and brother-in-law, Rev. Wayne Hauser.

Tribute Video

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden, IA.

Pastor Larry Ostercamp
David Olson
Jared Friedman
Mike Hart
Eric Wester
Bruce Schmadeke
Jim Hughes
Jason Farver
Visitation will be held form 9:00-10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2nd.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 8:34 AM
“I had a wonderful hour long conversation with Dick several years ago. He was a refreshingly warm and open man .”
- Mike Traster
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“Oh how Uncle Dick loved life. i have such special memories of being with Dick and Marilyn. We went to the OC fair, an Angel game in Anaheim, a trip to Disneyland a BBQ at the farm and Dan and Marlis 's wedding in Iowa. I even saw a group shot from Doug's and my wedding. More recently were the visits at moms home.... and now he is Home. He is with loved ones and now we will see him in God's home. Praising our Lord for the hope we have in Jesus. He will be missed. Know that you are loved and prayed for,”
- Doug and Patti Beach
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“ I have fond memories growing up in Cherokee. Dick, Marilyn, Dan and Scott were neighbors to my family. Riding horses, wiffle ball, minibikes, camping, cherry trees and especially selling sweet corn on Highway 3 in the summer. The years have separated me from my neighbors but I've never forgotten all the good times . Prayers to my good neighbor family.

Dr. Greg Gerdes, OD , Omaha, Nebraska.”
- Dr. Greg Gerdes, OD
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:08 PM
“Dick was a special Uncle. We will all miss him as will his family. May the Lord comfort you all in this time of grief.”
- Betty Northcutt
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:08 PM
“One of a few great men on earth. He and his lovely wife opened their home and let me stay with them for 3 weeks around Easter 1994. I’ve never forgotten what he did for me. Rest In Peace. ”
- Frode Skoglund
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:08 PM
“Dick was a very good man with a huge heart! Just watched the video tribute and tears are flowing. Thanking Dick for his love and kindness. We will remember him always.”
- Paul and Karen Mugge
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all. Dick is a very special person and he will be missed. ”
- Steve and Gail Monteith
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 3:19 PM
“So sorry to hear of losing our wonderful Dick .....we loved talking about the horses 🐎 together! May God hold you close ”
- Tyke Knudson
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