Lehman "Lee" Anderson(1918 - 2013)

Lehman "Lee" 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 last 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. Burial will take place at a later date at The Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines.


Funeral Home

Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-4674

Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 13, 2013