Roger Anderson Sr.

Blencoe, Iowa

Roger W. Anderson Sr., 66, of Blencoe, Iowa, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa, Iowa.

An open visitation was held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. Burial will be at a later date in Kennebec Cemetery near Castana, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Roger was born on April 11, 1952, to Howard and Yvonne (Jensen) Anderson. He grew up on a farm near Turin, Iowa, and graduated from Onawa High School.

Roger worked for Doug Hanson Feedlot for several years, then began his career in construction. He worked for Onawa Truck and Equipment as a truck driver and mechanic. He finished his career by retiring as a heavy equipment operator for Nelson Rock Construction in 2013.

Roger is survived by his companion of over 30 years, Diane (Pranschke) Carter, of Blencoe, Iowa; his children, Wesley (Jennifer) Anderson, of Woonsocket, Roger W. (Tess) Anderson Jr. of Crete, Greece, Amy (Joe) McManigal, of Denison, Iowa, Shelly Anderson of Charter Oak, Iowa, and Jessica (Eric) Marnell, of Hornick, Iowa; stepdaughters, Christy (Jason) Bligh, Kandi Carter, and Tonya Gashe, all of Onawa, Iowa; twenty-four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one sister, Shirley Anderson, of Sioux City, Iowa; and his best canine friend, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Anderson; brother, Gary Anderson; son, Justin Anderson; and stepson, Shane Carter.

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