Howard R. Anderson, 83 of Beattie, KS died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Wamego City Hospital in Wamego, KS.
Howard was born January 23, 1927 at the family home in Beattie, the son of Ralph and Helen Connet Anderson. He graduated from Axtell High School in 1946. Following graduation he entered the US Army, receiving an Honorable Medical discharge.
Howard married JoAnn Holloway on September 24, 1950 at Axtell. JoAnn preceded Howard in death on April 23, 1971. On June 9, 1973 Howard married Louise Nina Polson Kemplay at Beloit, KS. Louise died on November 9, 2005.
In addition to farming, he worked many years as a carpenter, first for Grove Brothers Construction and later forming his own business. He built many homes and remodeled many homes in the Axtell and Beattie areas.
Howard was a former member of the Axtell Methodist Church and a current member of the Salem Lutheran Church.
Howard is survived by four sons, David Anderson of Topeka, Jon Anderson of Holton, Charles Anderson of Topeka and Matthew Kemplay of Marysville, KS; three daughters Deborah Anderson of Pratt, KS, Julie Beacham of Ashburn, VA and Laurie Kemplay of Indianapolis, IN; three brothers, David William (Bill) Anderson of Perry, Kansas, Richard (Dick) Anderson of St. Joseph, MO, and Lynn Anderson of New Prague, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Anderson.
Funeral services will be Monday November 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Salem Lutheran Church south west of Axtell. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pastor Charlene Barnes will conduct the services. Shirley Polson will play the organ. Casket bearers are Brian Anderson, Blake Anderson, Eric Anderson, Adam Anderson, Lindsay Henderson, Raven Preisinger, Dylan Anderson, Drew Anderson, Caleb Kemplay and Hannah Kemplay.
A family visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4 PM at the Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home in Axtell.
Memorials can be made to the Salem Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home in Axtell, KS.