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ANDERS, Wendell 1918-2001


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2013 at 09:09:33

Wendell D. Anders, 83, of Aplington, passed away Monday, April 16 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at First Reformed Church, Aplington. Burial was in the Wellsburg Reformed Cemetery. Full military rites were conducted by Aplington AMVETS Post #102.

Wendell was born the son of Daniel and Martha Brinkmeyer Anders on January 25, 1918 in Hardin County near Hubbard. He graduated from Radcliffe High School in 1936.

Wendell enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as a mechanic and was a Master Sargent at a base near Miami, FL during WWII. He served in the service for five years.

On January 25, 1947 Wendell was united in marriage with Ivis Schmidt in the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Following their marriage they made their home in Waterloo for three years where Wendell worked at the Waterloo Airport and later for the John Deere Co. From 1951 to 1963 they farmed south of Aplington. Wendell was employed as a U.S. Mail Carrier. He retired in January of 1982.

Wendell was an active member of the First Reformed Church in Aplington. He enjoyed playing softball, going golfing and fishing in Minnesota with his family. Wendell was a member of the Aplington AMVETS and a charter member of the Aplington Golf Course. Wendell and Clarence Meyer were volunteer workers at the golf course for over five years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivis on December 18, 1999; his 9 year old son, Richard; his parents; two sisters, Luella Bogardus and Regina Johnson; and two brothers, Kenneth and Dale Anders.

Wendell is survived by one son, Charles Anders and his wife Teah of Arroyo Grande, CA; one daughter, Connie Huntrod and her husband Dan of Altoona; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine and her husband Homer Eiler and Shirley Ziebell both of Hubbard; and one brother, Henry and his wife Wilma also of Hubbard.

Schwartz Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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