Raymond Woodrow Andersen (September 27, 2018)

January 8, 1924 ~ September 27, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018
10:00-11:00 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
The family will greet friends during this time (1 hour prior to service)

Monday, October 1, 2018
11:00 AM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, IA

Nieces & Nephews
Other Relatives & Friends

Raymond Woodrow Andersen, the son of Martin and Johanna (Jensen) Andersen, was born on January 8, 1924, in rural Harlan, Iowa. He attended country school through the eighth grade. On February 18, 1946, Raymond married Louisa Anna Kohl in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple farmed northeast of Harlan, where they raised 300-400 chickens a week. They worked together to butcher twice a week, dress, and deliver chickens in the Harlan area. Raymond and Louisa retired in 1987 and moved into Harlan.

Raymond was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. A lifelong farmer and Shelby County resident, he enjoyed playing cards and going to dances. Raymond liked to travel, especially with his good friends, Linda and Ken Bruck. He also liked to spend time running daily errands and going on casino trips. Raymond raised and tended a large vegetable garden and happily shared most of the produce with friends.

Raymond W. Andersen died on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Little Flower Haven Nursing Home in Earling, Iowa. He had reached the age of 94 years, 8 months, and 19 days.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louisa Anna Andersen, on September 30, 1996; and three brothers, Robert Andersen, Arnold Andersen, and Harold Andersen; He is survived by nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Phillip Nielsesn of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harlan, Iowa, officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Allan Ickes, Art Andersen, Rick Andersen, Allan Andersen, Robert D. Andersen, and Lamont Christensen. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

“Landscape Of Corn Field And Wide Corn Farm With The Sunset” Image courtesy of Khotcharak at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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2 Responses to Raymond Woodrow Andersen (September 27, 2018)

  1. Janice Boeding says:

    Raymond and Louisa were a big part of my childhood. Many happy memories and we always got our chickens from them. Rest in peace, Raymond. I remember your smile,the farm out in Rabbit Hollow and “Too late to worry!”
    Jan (Raber) Boeding

  2. Alisa (Kohl) Jones says:

    Thanks for being such a great uncle…..love ya Uncle Raymond

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