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Richard A. Anderson

Posted September 18, 2013 in Obituaries, Pleasant Hill

November 9, 1938 – September 17, 2013

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Richard Albert Anderson, age 74, died on September 17, 2013 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines after a struggle with cancer. Services will be held at Staves Memorial United Methodist Church, E. 28th & Madison, on Saturday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. Richard was born November 9, 1938 in Virginia, Minnesota, the son of Alva and Vieno Anderson. Richard thoroughly enjoyed dancing and sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings. He was very proud of his Finnish heritage.

Richard met and wed Phyllis Kale Huber in 2004. He and Phyllis enjoyed traveling and took several memorable trips during their years together. Richard is survived by his wife, Phyllis, his daughters Tracy Isakson and Kristine Gruetzman of Minnesota and their families including two grandchildren, Emily and Mark and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Staves Memorial United Methodist Church. Online condolences are welcome at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

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