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Edward C. Anderson (1925 - 2014)

  • "Ben Egli"

Edward C. Anderson


Edward Clifford "Ed" Anderson, 88, of Clive and formerly of Swea City, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Des Moines. The family greeted friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at Iles Westover Chapel located at 6337 Hickman Road, in Des Moines.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Henry-Olson Funeral Home, located at 408 4th Ave. West, in Swea City, IA, where an additional visitation was held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial took place at Harrison Township Cemetery in Swea City.

Ed was born on October 24, 1925, in Lakota, Iowa, to Arthur E. and Bertha (Ellman) Anderson. When Ed was 10 years old, his family moved to Swea City where he grew up. He was a graduate of Swea City High School. Ed was an army veteran of World War II, serving as Staff Sergeant and Tank Commander from 1944 until he was honorably discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Betty E. Jorgensen on December 10, 1953, in Faimont, MN, and they made their home in Swea City. From there, they moved to Sioux Falls, SD and Bloomington, IL until 1976, when Ed and Betty moved to Clive, IA. Edward was employed with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1989. Farmers Mutual was like a second family to Ed and Betty. He loved traveling with his Betty and looked forward to having coffee every morning with his buddies at Dahl's. His great-niece, Tatum and great-nephews, Jack and Gabe brought him great joy and Ed loved spending time with them and attending their events. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his brother, Robert (Marlynn) Anderson of Spirit Lake, IA; two nephews, Ward (Kim) Jorgensen of Grimes, IA and Ron (Shari) Anderson of Swea City; and a host of extended family members. Ed was preceded into eternal life by his parents; wife, Betty E. Anderson; two sisters, Elizabeth and one other at infancy; and one brother, Albert.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to the .

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Published in Des Moines Register from May 29 to June 1, 2014
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Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
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