Lester “Andy” Allen Anderson, Jr.

A graveside service for Lester “Andy” Allen Anderson, Jr. 93, Olathe will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Eudora, KS. He passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Olathe, KS.

Andy was born September 27, 1924 in Denver, Colorado the son of Lester Allen and Ethelynn M. (Morgan) Anderson, Sr.

Andy was a graduate of Central High School in KC, MO and a graduate of Central Missouri State University earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He retired from Proctor and Gamble with over twenty years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an avid amateur radio operator and proud of his work with the clubs in Saline County, Douglas County and Johnson County with emergency preparedness. He served many years as the Midwest Director of the American Amateur Radio Relay League. He once had a side business in Eudora on Main Street: Anderson Radio and Electronics and fixed many of the early TV’s in that shop. He was fond of bowling and assisting others with ham radio hobby, especially the
visually impaired.

He married Dorothy M. Harris in California in 1945. She preceded him in death January 4, 1977. He later married Marjorie M. Sims in Abilene in October 1978. She preceded him in death on January 26, 1986. He then married Barbara J. Coleman on November 12, 1994. She survives of the home.
Survivors include his children, Bernadette M. Angello, Sacramento, CA, George A. Anderson (Francoisé) Sacramento, CA, Kathleen G. Roy, Minneapolis, KS, Daniel J. Anderson (Jan) Destin, Florida, Jennifer Leaf Shivnan (Mike) Napier, New Zealand; one brother, Robert D. Anderson (Alice), Castle Rock, CO; son-in-law, Rodney W. Saenger, Bennington, KS; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; stepchildren, Chris Berry (Danny), Olathe, KS, Terri Demuncyk (Richard), Atlanta, GA, Liz Peterson (Art), Augusta, KS, Andrew Keay (Jodi), Piper, KS; eight stepgrandchildren; and three step greatgrandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret E. Saenger; sons-in-laws, David D. Roy, Joseph F. Angello; grandson, Anthony J. Roy and step granddaughter, Stacy Walker.

The family will greet friends before the service Friday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora, KS.

Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to Johnson County Radio Amateur Club (JCRAC) or the Eudora Lions Club and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Rosalee and John Tibbits on September 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    He was an interesting person. I could see the humor in his eyes from the pics you posted, Kathie. I know you have the blessing of many memories.

  2. Ron Lee on September 16, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Fond memories of your Dad from our Lion’s Clib days………thinking of you Jennifer,,,,

  3. Barbara Seiwald on September 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Jennifer,
    I am so glad you made it home to see your Dad. I will always remember the night your Mother died. You were so young. I loved being your neighbor for so many years. I also loved that you and Susie were good friends. Time does go on in spite of us. Love you sweet girl!

  4. ANDERSON Sophie on September 17, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Toutes nos pensées sont avec vous,
    Sophie, Dominique, Pierre, Vincent Anderson

  5. John Raydo on September 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Andy and I traveled together several times to the annual Ham Radio convention in Dayton, Ohio. Although the trip was some eight hours by car, the time went fast since Andy had so many stories to share (most of them I heard several times over the years!) Andy did so many things in his life and was a consummate story-teller.
    He was a good friend. I am sorry to hear of his passing and will always remember the times we spent together.

  6. Ken Blair KCØGL on September 20, 2018 at 10:33 am

    To Andy’s Family. Pat and I send you our sincere sympathy. I have known Andy since 1968 when I first became interested in Amateur Radio. He helped me many times over the years with radio parts I needed, with helpful information and always with a friendly smile. Andy was a charter member of the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club in 1970–a member for over 45 years. Andy was the definition of what an Amateur Radio person is. I feel very fortunate to have known Andy and be his friend. Blessings to all of you.—Ken Blair, KCØGL

  7. Martha Gronniger on September 21, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Danny—So glad your family moved to Eudora. You all were a great addition to the community. Fond memories of you at Holy Family & condolences for the loss of your dad.

  8. Mitchell A. Rider on September 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Jennifer & Danny: I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was very interesting, and very smart. He always had time to answer my {many} questions. God bless.

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