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Edward R. (Ed) Anderson Edward R. "Ed" Anderson, 76, passed away at home on Friday morning, March 26, 2021 with his wife and daughter by his side. Edward had a long and distinguished career as a police officer, retiring as Chief. He served in several towns in Iowa during his many years of service. He is survived by his wife, Marcia in Urbandale, daughter Kerry (Kevin) Connolly of Johnston, a son Ross (Kim) of Scottsdale, AZ, a granddaughter Candice Connolly and his twin Sister, Eleanor Franks of Council Bluffs. He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Bernice (Boucher) Anderson, a brother, Billy, who was KIA during WW II, and two sisters, Donnabelle & Deloris. A graveside service will be held at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs on Saturday, April 10th at 11am. Memorials may be directed to your local police department or first responders of your choice.
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Published by Shenandoah Valley News Today on Apr. 3, 2021.
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Walnut Hill Cemetery
, Council Bluffs, IA
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Ronald D. Erickson
April 12, 2021
I see him among America's finest law enforcement. I still miss in having him on the Essex, Iowa. beat. Peace to his memory.
Ronald Erickson
April 6, 2021
Marcia, Kerry & Ross ~ I am so saddened to hear of Ed's passing. I have such fond memories of him and his days in Essex. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Nelson
April 5, 2021
Candice Connolly
April 1, 2021
Candice Connolly
April 1, 2021
You have been one of the most best grandfather / dad you could of ever been towards me. Thank you for being my hero and someone i can look up to or get simple life hacks. Happy your not in no more suffering pain. I love you so much! Oh an he did enjoyed the song " i like big butts" that was a funny secret for longest time.
Candice Connolly
April 1, 2021
Rest In Peace my Brother in Law Enforcement
Greg Reinders
April 1, 2021
Marsha. So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a great guy and great police officer. From one police family to another my heart is breaking for you. Blessings to you all.
Charlotte Thompson
April 1, 2021
Marsha, we are so very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. We are so proud to have been a part of his life. Even though we hadn't seen him or heard from him, he was always in our hearts and loved dearly. Our dear, dear friend, Eddie. Remember all of the wonderful and beautiful hours and hours of fun the four of us spent together. Oh, if you and Eleanor and Kenney and I could spend time together, all the all glorious memories we have to share. We could write an amazing book to share with our children. What an amazing childhood we all had together. I have such cute pictures of the four of us, wish I was savvy enough to share one here. Love to you and your family. You will always be alive in our hearts. Eddie, Kenny and I are so sad to hear of
Beth Jacob
April 1, 2021
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