In Memory of

Dennis Ronald Anderson

September 9, 1943 - November 1, 2021
From: Larrabee, IA

Dennis Ronald Anderson, son of Elmer and Martha Anderson, was born on September 9, 1943 in Cherokee, Iowa.  Dennis was baptized and confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa.

 Denny attended Larrabee school through the 10th grade and finished his junior and senior years at Washington High School in Cherokee.

 After graduation, he attended Iowa State University for one quarter and later returned home to farm with this father, raising cattle and hogs.  After his father passed in 1972, Denny started order buying cattle.  In the 1980’s, he started trucking in addition to his order buying.

 On June 2, 1963, he married Patty Weins from Calumet, Iowa.  To this union, three sons were born: Todd, Joel and Scott.

 Denny enjoyed family gatherings, watching RFD TV, cowboy shows, spending time with his friends and eating good meals with Patty.

 Denny was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Martha Anderson, father and mother-in-law, Nick and Lillian Weins, daughter-in-law Sonja Anderson, brothers-in-law, Palmer Hanson, Charles Westphal, Roger Mischke, Jim Weins, sister-in-law Judy Wagner, nephew Leon Hanson, aunts and uncles, Art and Lucille Ryden, Frank and Bernice Phipps, Eric and Mabel Gustafson, Marlo and Ruth Johnson, cousin Carl Gustafson.

 Denny is survived by his wife Patty, sons Todd (Sheila) Anderson, Joel (Dew Lindstrom) Anderson and Scott (Jennifer) Anderson, grandsons Cooper and Tucker Anderson, step-granddaughters Samantha (Cody) Mortenson and Erica (Troy) Johnson.  Also left to cherish Denny’s memory are great-grandchildren Brayden Schoenfeld and Paige, Maddie and Owen Johnson, sisters-in-law Ruth Hanson, Dorothy Westphal, Joan (Kenny) Anderson, Alice Daniels, Rosemary (Jim) Osterquist, Jane Weins and brother-in-law Bob (Tess) Weins and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, IA.
Pastor Jean Morse
Nate Westphal
Nick Westphal
Nate Patterson
Chad Staver
Jason Ducommun
Jeff Ducommun
Brant Ludwig
Sam Shuberg
Gary Goebel

Honorary Bearers
Mark Perrin                            
Mark Patterson
Nile Brown
Jack Montgomery
Jim Ducommun
Jerry Bengtson
Fred Frangenberg
Rick Westphal
Roger Woltman
Aaron Woltman
Burton Newman
Rodney Savior

Public visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Oak Hill Cemetery 
Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:17 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Denny's passing and know this is a profound loss for you Patti and the whole family. He was a special guy and a friend to everyone he met. Cherish the wonderful years and memories you shared. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I wish I could be there but know that I am in spirit. Love, Carolyn”
- Carolyn Wiebe
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:17 PM
“Sending deepest sympathy to your family.”
- Linda Christensen
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing Scott. Sending condolences to you and your family.”
- Joan Leinwand
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“Dear Patty and Family
I am sorry to hear about Denny's passing. As his high school classmate, I have appreciated his participation and hosting our reunion gatherings. He was a good friend to us all and just a one of a kind guy. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Thomas Ooten ”
- Cheryl Ooten
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“Our thoughts are with Patty, Todd, Joel and Scott, our condolences and hugs. ”
- Rhonda Weins & Fred Sinkevich
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“So sorry to hear about Denny. Sending you and your family our sincere sympathy. Denny was a great person and will be greatly missed.”
- Eunice and David Anderson
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“Denny- may you walk in peace alongside the cattle, we will miss you, old friend! ”
- Isaac Cruz & Christina McAlpine
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:55 PM
“Please accept our condolences during this time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Steve & Marilyn Fassler
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Denny/your dad.My thoughts& prayers are with all of you.He will be missed very nice man he was”
- Melissa Eberly
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“sorry for your loss my sympathy to his family will keep you in my prayers rip Dennis ”
- laura seeley
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“So very very sorry to hear about d e n n y... I hope he is saying hi to my sister Connie... He was always so kind and asked about her when she was so sick the past few years... may God bless you all...”
- GLENDA G Schleef
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Denny, he will be missed by many. May he rest in Peace. ”
- Duane Mummert
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“Dear Patty, Our deepest sympathies on your loss of your beloved Denny. Our condolences to the Anderson family at this very sad time. The ‘62 class of Cherokee WHS will miss him very much. Denny was a special friend and classmate and there are many fond memories from our high school years together. RIP Denny.
Jerry and Marcella Springer
- Merry and Marcella Springer
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“Our Condolences to Patty & The Family! Our Thoughts & Prayers are with You! R.I.P. Denny! Don & Marcia Florke..”
- Don & Marcia Florke
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