David Lee Anderson
David Lee Anderson, 74, of Burnettsville, passed away at 2:03 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Monticello Healthcare.
He was born on June 21, 1945 in Rensselaer to the late David H. and June A. (Conn) Anderson.
On Aug. 14, 1965, in St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer, he married the former Ruth Ann Arnold and she survives.
Dave was a 1963 graduate of Rensselaer High School and a graduate of St. Joseph College with bachelor degree in business management. Dave was a third generation and lifelong farmer in White, Carroll, and Cass Counties. Additionally, he spent fifty plus years in agriculture retail including twenty-five years as a Pioneer Seed representative.
He and Ruth Ann moved to Monticello in 1976 where they enjoyed life living on the lake and in 2008, they built a new home on the family farm in Burnettsville.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello. He served two terms on the Twin Lakes School Board. He was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, very much enjoying hunting, fishing, training bird dogs, judging field trials and was a life member of the NRA.
In addition to his wife, Ruth Ann of Burnettsville, surviving are his children D. Lee (Shalon) Anderson Jr. of Monticello, Anjulen (Brendan) Reilly of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Anna Leigh Anderson, Keaton Miller and Willow Reilly; and a brother, Stephen Anderson of Greenville, North Carolina.
The family will receive visitors from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home, 202 S. Illinois St., Monticello.
Memorial contributions are encouraged and should be offered equally to Burnettsville or Idaville Volunteer Fire Departments. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com
Published on October 7, 2019


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