B.B. Andersen, a Kansas City con- tractor and real estate developer, passed away October 29, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, MO after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born January 18, 1936 in Geddes, S. Dakota to Wil- ber and Devota Andersen. Bigger than life with a heart to match, B.B. had an unmatched zest for life. A world traveler and avid sportsman, B.B. was a lover of fine cigars, fine wine, close friends, and good political debate. His political impact and involvement was on the national level. Skiing, sailing, golf and flying were just a few of his pas- sions. Known by many as a conser- vative champion, B.B. loved and served his country in various capaci- ties for more than three decades. B.B. was often described as "one of kind". A man with strong convic- tions and a "can do" attitude. A be- liever in truth above all. He loved spending time with his many pals and his favorite service companion, Gracie. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jan, and their daughter, Al- exandra, and four sons and their wives , Mark (Susan), John (Darci), Todd (Jane) and Darren (Julie) and eight grandchildren. Brothers Ron (Mary), Layne (Karen), and sisters Valerie Andersen and Sharda (Andy)Sydzyik. Rosary and Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 4:30-6pm at New- comers Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12:00 noon at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141, Main Street, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, please consider: St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City MO; University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; Bravo! Vail, Vail, CO www.overlandparkchapel.com
Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204. (913) 648-6224 D.W. Newcomer's and Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.
Published by Kansas City Star from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2013.