FOREST CITY – David M. Anderson, 88, of Forest City died Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, April 30th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating. Private inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery with military rites by the Forest City American Legion.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Cataldo Schott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation.
David Mandt Anderson, the son of C. Tim and Thea (Mandt) Anderson, was born July 6, 1927 in Forest City. He graduated from Forest City High School in 1945. After high school, at the age of seventeen, Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving his country from 1945 until 1948. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Forest City and continued his education at Waldorf College where he graduated from in 1950 and met his future wife, LaVonne J. Nelson. On June 3, 1951 they were married in Forest City. The couple lived in Forest City where they raised their two children, Mark and Joni. Dave worked in insurance and real estate until 1964 when he became the postmaster in Forest City. He continued in this position until his retirement in December of 1988. Dave enjoyed golfing, playing cards, shooting pool at the Senior Center and most of all, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Forest City American Legion where he served as past commander, county commissioner, district vice-commander and was a service officer for over twenty years. He also was a past president of the Greater Waldorf Association, member of Centennial Fund Raising Committee, past member and president of Forest City Lions Club, president of the Forest City Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Forest City Economic Development, Forest City Hospital Foundation and the City of Forest City Planning and Zoning Committee.
Dave is survived by his two children, Mark (Kristin) Anderson of Forest City and Joni (Bert) Maharas of Forest City; five grandchildren, Matt (Michelle) Anderson, Emily (Matt) Schaumburg, Jenny (Dustin) Jensen, Tony (Val) Waage and Cassy (Nate) Gambell; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim (Eileen) Anderson of Mesa, AZ; a sister, Mary Herrlinger of Mesa, AZ; a brother-in-law, Bob Phelps of Northfield, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LaVonne, Sept. 3, 1969; and a sister, Thora Phelps.