Jack Neal Anderson

Funeral services for Jack Neal Anderson, 92, McLouth, will be 2pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson died Monday, August 23, 2021, at Heritage Garden in Oskaloosa.

Jack was born in 1929 in Lawrence, to Charles and Pearl Elston Anderson.  After high school he served in the United States Army.  He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.  Jack was born and raised in Lawrence, but had made his home in rural McLouth of 50+ years.  He was a member of the North Lawrence Christian Church.

Jack worked in construction as a carpenter for Greens, Edmonds, Harris, and Constant, to name a few.  He enjoyed making music with friends and played the acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin.  Jack liked fishing, soccer, skating on the pond, and was a wonderful craftsman when it came to woodworking.

He married the love of his life, Ella Marie Smith on September 2, 1956 in Lawrence; they resided in the house Jack built.  They were blessed with 64 years together.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two children, Marcie Anderson Cox and husband Brian of Iowa, and Clay Anderson of Washington; two grandchildren, Lizzie and Andy (Missy); three great grandchildren, Palmer, Nolan, and Lux; and one brother, Darold Anderson of Lamar, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers.

Friends may call from 9am to 2pm Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 1pm-2pm Friday.

Jack had a tremendous sense of humor, and friends would say that Jack made them forget their troubles for a while.  One electrical contractor told him that he never got so much work done and had fun doing it, when he was on a job with Jack.

He leaves a legacy of laughter and song.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to North Lawrence Christian Church or Prairie Wind Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Heritage Gardens (Larry, you made us laugh), Prairie Wind Hospice, and Cindy Pennel, his buddy and caregiver.

Messages & Condolences

From Jan Neal...

Dear Ella, what beautiful music you and Jack made over the years, together. I have you in my heart treasured friend. 🎼❤️

From Rita Mathews...

He was always a joy to be around. My husband
George & Myself always enjoyed stopping by
when we left our home at Lake Dabinawa.

From Stephanie Shelley...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Ella.

From Curtis...

A fine craftsman & musician. Met met Jack working Union jobs. Loved his red Studebaker pick up. Nothing but fond memories

From Patty Atkinson Supancic...

Ella ( honey) was a great baby sitter and neighbor growing up. Many fun weekends at Arlene and Archie’s playing music and cards. Many memories Honey. RIP Jack. Patty Atkinson Supancic. 🌻


So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. My deepest condolences to Ella and family.

From Becky (Hellstrom) Melton...

So sorry for your loss. Jack was a pleasure to be around. I wish I could have heard the musical side of Jack. My prayers are with you.

From Norma DeWeese...

Dear Ella, so sorry to hear this sad news. I want you to know Carroll and I are thinking of you and your family. Sending out love and condolences to you and your precious family. Side not: I am recovering slowly from Covid19, stay safe dear one.

From Peggy Leslie...

Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Always remember you and him along with your beautiful family every Sunday at the North Lawrence Christian Church. He always had a smile on his face!

From Darleen Bernhardt Tecumseh, KS...

Ella, I am so sorry to read about Jacks passing. I know the last few years have been tough. Try and remember all the fun times we had when all of us got together to play music. We had a ball especially at Maple Leaf. He is playing music with his old buddies Rich Heine and Les Downing and many others now. RIP Jack.

From Beth Ankerholz...

Ella, I was saddened to hear of Jack’s death. I’m hopeful memories of those 64 years will sustain you.

From Joyce Halderman...

Ella, I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s death. He always was, and always will be “Your Sunshine”. Joyce

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