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Lehman Anderson

Posted January 15, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

January 23, 1918 – January 8, 2013

Lehman Anderson

Lehman Anderson

Lehman (Lee) Anderson, 94, passed away January 8, 2013 at Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, Iowa.

Lee was born in Osceola, WI and grew up on a farm outside Mason City. In 1939 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

In 1944 Lee married his sweetheart Kathryn (Kay) Gustafson.

In 1948 Lee graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an engineer for numerous companies, the first being AMF-Western International in Des Moines.

Survivors include his wife, Kay; sons, Kent (Becky) Anderson of Cedar Falls; Karl (Kathy) Anderson of Ankeny; daughter, Kathryn Arndt of Polk City, seven grandchildren: Joel (Katrina) Anderson, Chicago; Ben (Megan) Anderson, Hudson, IA, Tim (Yeran Li) Ames; Emily (Paul) Shockley, Grand Junction, CO, Elizabeth Arndt, Polk City; John (Jessica) Anderson, Ankeny, Bryan (Emily) Arndt, Clive and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Autumn Anderson.

Lee will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines.

Information provided by:
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

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