Roger A. Anderson, 81, of Delmar, Iowa, a follower of Christ, was received into glory by his Savior on July 16, 2018 at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Those left to honor Roger's memory include: his wife of 60 years, Elaine Anderson of Delmar, IA and his children Dave Anderson of Maquoketa, IA, Laurie (Jon) Thomsen of Oxford Junction, IA, Deb (Ken) Carr of Estero, FL, Steve (Laura) Anderson of Delmar and Jim (Terri) Anderson of Maquoketa. Also he will be lovingly remembered by 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a list of friends too long to name.
Roger Andrew Anderson was born on November 18, 1936 in Preston, Iowa, to Andy Andrew and Bernice (Koch) Anderson. After high school graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Army as a carpenter. He married Elaine Calkins and they had five children. Roger had worked at Caterpillar in Mt. Joy for more than 28 years until retirement. In retirement, he worked for the Genesis Medical Center in DeWitt in the Maintenance Department for over ten years.
Roger was passionate about the outdoors and was an avid hunter and trapper, much to the dismay of the local raccoons, muskrats and squirrels. As a beloved father, he passed on his respect for nature to his children.
In the last year of his life, Roger became a follower of Christ. He enjoyed attending First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and reading his Bible. We honor the man who honored God with his heart until he heard the call to heaven.
A celebration of Roger's life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 28 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 - 11am at the church. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at the Miles, Iowa cemetery. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Roger A. Anderson memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
Mickeyyou have my deepest sympathy. I remember times I babysat and you 2 would come home and you guys were a blast. Favorite people to babysit for. Remember the green fudge the girls wanted me to make. Lol that was so funny. But yes deepest sorrow for you all. I will keep you in my prayers.
I so sorry for your loss, he raised some great kids!
I love and miss you grandpa . ill never foeget the times we had. I love and miss you so much
I miss you so much. I miss our talks.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man inside and out. Paul and i both have wonderful memories of him throughout our childhood. Paul was always in the garage checking out Rogers catch for the day. Paul learned a lot about trapping and hunting from Roger. I personally loved all of the stay overs between us girls. Always remember Roger lounging on the couch and always smiling, no matter the racket we were making. Those beautiful blue eyes always had a twinkle in them. Rest in peace Roger. God Bless you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was such a kind man. He was a true gentleman. He will be missed by so many. I am sending prayers for Roger and your family. Cathy Rubel ( past DON of Maquoketa Care Center)
Uncle Roger was an amazing man. Although he was not a large man in stature, to his nieces and nephews he was bigger than life itself. We were continually amazed by his hunting and trapping skills and loved it when he stopped in to visit. He was a devoted son, brother, husband and father. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Uncle Roger. Andrea Byrne-Meyer daughter of Dolores Anderson Byrne and Paul Byrne.
Mikki & kids - So sorry to hear about Roger. My heart goes out to you.
So sorry for your loss. God bless your family.
So sorry to hear about Roger. I worked at Genesis with him and he was a sweet, caring, and hard working gentleman. My sincerest condolences to the family.
So Sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss.
I love you so much. My heart is actually hurting. I deeply miss you. ❤️
Grandpa, I love you and miss you so much already. I was coming to see you today but it was too late. You are my hero
Thanksgiving 2016. This was the first time I met my Grandpa in person.
So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He always trapped my creek and did a great job. RIP Roger.
Our Deepest Sympathy!
Gary & Cathleen Holtz
Sorry Laurie an family for the loss of your Dad. I enjoyed taking with him when I worked at MCC an I know how close you were to him Laurie my heart goes out to you.
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