Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Donald C. "Andy" Anderson, 80, died Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2009, at his home with his wife by his side. He was a longtime resident of Mountain Home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at noon at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home with a luncheon at the American Legion Post #26 hall following service.
Andy was a well-known personality around Mountain Home. He served for many years as the manager of the plant facilities at the base hospital. This was the pinnacle of a career that also spanned proud service in the Navy, working at Mare Island Shipyard in California, and many years working for General Electric with nuclear power.
In addition, Andy was a handyman extraordinaire who never met a project he couldn't handle.
Born in Albany, N.Y., May 29, 1929, Andy's hobbies included fishing and traveling. For many years, he owned and enjoyed a beautiful sailboat. Andy had seen much of the United States and loved all of it. He was a dedicated member of the American Legion Post #26 who loved to tell stories of his days in the Navy. He proudly flew the flag on every occasion
in addition to taking part in countless American Legion ceremonies. He approached each of these with the reverence and respect of a true patriot. Andy's special wit and personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his companion and wife of 21 years, Katharina Lanzerath; his daughter, Tracy Lee and her husband, Jesse, of Mountain Home, Sandy Ward and her husband, Mitch, of Boise; son Donald Anderson of Boise; stepdaughter, Elena Green-Haeberle and stepson Markus Green, both of Mountain Home; brother Malcolm Anderson and his wife, Esther, of New York; granddaughters Michelle Chandler, Danielle Anthony, Erin Farrell; grandsons Jeff Anderson, Kevin Lee and Dante Haeberle; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition, Andy adored animals and will be missed by his many pets.
Andy was preceded in death by both of his parents, his first wife, Shirley; his son, Jeff; his daughter, Jill and one brother.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Legion Post #26 515 E. 2nd South St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.