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Dean O. Andersen

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Dean O. Andersen Obituary

Dean O. Andersen, resident of Alamogordo, passed away on Jan. 14, 2015.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1928, in Shelby, Iowa, to John and Nellie Marti Andersen.
After graduating from school in Shelby, he served a hitch in the Army and returned to farming. In 1951 he married the love of his life, Beverly June Zimmerline of Casey, Iowa. To this union came daughter Lori and son Darin.
They left the farm in 1956. Dean was a corporate and public accountant for 15 years in Iowa, South Dakota and Colorado. Then he became the owner-operator of a small motel and restaurant in New Mexico. Before retirement, he worked several years in construction in Alamogordo.
He and Bev loved dancing, traveling in their recreational vehicle, country music and square dancing, along with trips to Laughlin, Nev., for recreation. Dean was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Alamogordo.

Survivors include his wife of 63 1/2 years Beverly Andersen, daughter Lori Johnson of La Luz, grandsons Ian Andersen of Las Cruces, Robert and Michael Johnson. He is also survived by great-grandchildren all from Alamogordo, several nephews and nieces, a sister-in-law Katheryn Andersen of Harrison, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Our Savior Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Alamogordo or the Hospice Society.

The Andersen family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 15 to Mar. 14, 2015
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