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Richard C. Anderson


Fri, Dec 13th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Richard C. Anderson, 48, of Keosauqua, Iowa, formerly of Chatfield and Austin, died Dec. 3, 2002 in Summit, S.D., when the semi-truck he was driving slid off a bridge during inclement weather and into the path of an oncoming train.

He was born July 14, 1954, in Austin, grew up and graduated from high school in Chatfield, and attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He married Deborah Taylor on Nov. 13, 1981, in Custer, S.D., the city where he spent most of his adult life. He'd also lived in the West Indies and in Montana. His family had moved to Keosauqua in 2000. Mr. Anderson had been a logger and operated a carpet cleaning business and had recently started as a driver for Werner Transportation of Omaha. He was a member of Fairfield Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Shoshannah, Nakomis and Pasque; and two sons, Uriah and Seth. All of the children live in Keosauqua. Survivors also include two brothers, Ronald of Spring Valley and Gary of Chatfield; and two sisters, Diane Miller of Spring Valley and Debby Davids of Rochester.

Mr. Anderson's body was cremated in South Dakota. A memorial service for Richard C. Anderson was held Dec. 11, 2002 in Sumner Center United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Victoria Ashley officiating. There was not a burial.

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