Harold J. Anderson
July 21, 1932 - December 10, 2018

Harold J. Anderson

Harold J. Anderson
Jul 21, 1932 - Dec 10, 2018

Harold J. Anderson
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Harold passed away on Monday evening, December 10, 2018 at the Westridge Care Center in Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Covenant Church. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

The family will greet friends on Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Memorials maybe directed to the Faith Covenant Church or the 4-H Endowment Fund.

Harold Anderson, son of Reuben and Myrtle (Engster) Anderson, was born July 21, 1932, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was a 1950 graduate of Essex High School. He married Shirley Beale on December 4, 1955, in Shenandoah, Iowa. He was a life-long farmer and had a passion for feeding cattle. Harold in his early years worked at the Farmer's Cooperative in Shenandoah. He also clerked at various salebarns. Harold and Shirley raised four children on the family farm.

Harold was an active member of the Fremont Covenant Church until its closing. He was currently a member of the Faith Covenant Church of Essex. Harold was actively involved in 4-H. He was a 4-H leader and served on various committees throughout his life. Harold and Shirley were inducted into the Iowa State 4-H Hall of Fame in 2014. They were awarded the Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association Farm Family of the Year award in 2004. Harold served on the Rural Water Board, treasurer of the Rural Fire Department, and Shenandoah Coop Board. He was an honorary chapter member of the Davis-Rogers FFA.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben & Myrtle Anderson; wife Shirley and son John Anderson.

Harold is survived by his children Steve & Diann Anderson, Brian & Lori Brockman, and Bruce Anderson. Grandchildren Daniel Brockman, Jessica & Travis Riesenberg, Megan and Ryan Hintz, Jonathan Anderson and Scott Brockman; great-grandsons Nicholas & Blake Riesenberg and Luther Hintz; sister Dorothy & Gerald Walter; brother Alfred & Sandy Anderson, nieces and nephews.


Elton Anderson on Dec 14, 2018

I knew Harold all of my life .. He was my cousin but more than that he was my friend. Our journeys diverged after high school but many times in the ensuing years our paths crossed and always that was a great time of sharing In a loving reunion. I look forward to our next reunion. I share with all of you this loss of such a good father, brother, granddad and friend. I wish you all the best & God's blessing this day. Lovingly,
Elton and Mila

Kirk and Sherry Shearer on Dec 14, 2018

A wonderful man who raised a great family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to his family.

Diane Strunk on Dec 13, 2018

Wonderful neighbor and friend. Sympathy and prayers to the family.
Fred & Diane Strunk

Pam Nebel on Dec 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the Anderson family.
Gary and Pam Nebel

George Crawford on Dec 12, 2018

Harold was a true gentleman and friend to agriculture and the cattle business brought him close to our family and many friends at the Clarinda Livestock Auction.
God Bless the Anderson family.
John, George and the Crawford Family



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Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Faith Covenant Church
212 Alice St.
Essex, Iowa 51638
10:30 AM
Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

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