Keith Anderson (1924 - 2011)

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Keith R. Anderson

West Des Moines

Keith Anderson, 87, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at ManorCare Health Services in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Chapel with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Keith was born in Valley Junction and was a 1942 graduate of Valley High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While on leave he married Beatrice Vermeulen on September 28, 1944 before leaving to serve overseas in Europe. He was awarded a Bronze and Silver Star. Upon his discharge in 1946, Keith returned to work at Meredith Publishing where he retired after a 44 year career.

Keith was a very loving and dedicated husband and father who thoroughly enjoyed his time with his kids and grandchildren.

He is survived by three sons, Ronald (Sue) of Olathe, KS, Gary (Cheryl) of Chesterfield, MO and Craig of West Des Moines; four grandchildren, Ryan, Cory, Jeff and Amy; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice; his parents, Lester and Minnie; three brothers, Gordon, Glen and Kenneth; and a sister, Mildred McConnelee.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at McLaren's Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimers's Association.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 18, 2011
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