Larry Anderson

LAKOTA, Iowa – Larry Anderson, age 77, of Lakota passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota with Judy Junkermeier, CML officiating. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, also at the church.

Interment will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Lakota.

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Larry DeWayne Anderson was born April 28, 1936, in Elmore, Minn., to Clifford and Marie (Dornbush) Anderson. Larry attended school in Elmore and then attended Mankato State for one year before he started farming back in Elmore.

On Nov. 15, 1959, Larry and Charlotte R. Swanson of Swea City, Iowa, were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They farmed until 1984 when he then went to work at Winnebago Industries in Forest City until retiring in 2001.

Larry enjoyed being with family, going to sporting events, golfing, some woodworking and working around the yard. He especially enjoyed going to all the grandchildren and great- grandchildren’s activities.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Mark D. Anderson (special friend Sandra Smith) of Lakota; daughter, Diane J. Anderson of Titonka. Grandchildren: Mike & Stephanie Cuevas of El Paso, Texas, Ambre Anderson of Buffalo Center, Jessica Anderson and JD Schroeder of Clear Lake, Jeremiah Anderson of Lakota, Allyn and Alyssa Askildson of Buffalo Center, Sarah Anderson of Lakota, Jessica and Ben Maday of Ledyard, Darci and Chad Boyington of Klemme, Hali and Mark Laubenthal of Bancroft and Colby Smith of Lakota. His great-grandchildren: Cheyanne and Ayden Schroeder, Autumn and Abbie Askildson, Levi, Wesley, Sawyer Maday, Victoria, Devon, Mason Laubenthal, and Addison, Chantel, Chris Cuevas. Great-great-grandchild: Jaxxon. His two brothers: Roger and Eleanor Anderson of Lake Crystal, Minn., and Robert and Kathy Anderson of Buhl, Minn. Brother-in-law: Marshall and Paula Swanson of Mosinee, Wis.; sister-in-law, Connie & Harold Wade of Fairmont, Minn. As well as several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, his son Allen D. Anderson, his parents Clifford and Marie, his father and mother-in-law Leonard and Freda Swanson, brothers-in-law Duane Swanson and Donald Jaqua, and sister-in-law Carolyn Jaqua.