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Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Friday October 22nd, 2021
9:30am - 10:30pm

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Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Friday October 22nd, 2021

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Micheal "Mike" Robert Anderson

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA ~ Micheal Robert Anderson, 76, of Rock Valley, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rock Valley with Pastor Edward Pease officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship at the church will follow the committal service. The Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Mike was born June 21, 1945 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the son of Robert “Bob” and Wilma Delorus “Billie” (Whitehead) Anderson. Mike graduated from Southern State College in Springfield, South Dakota. He married Carla Schott November 22, 1967 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mike started teaching in Viborg, South Dakota for one year and then taught at Eastwood School in Correctionville, Iowa for 11 years. The family lived in Emmetsburg, Iowa and Valley Springs, South Dakota while Mike sold insurance for New York Life. Mike began as an industrial chemical salesman while living in Burlington, Iowa. They moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa where he was a salesperson for the Hydrite Company. They retired to Rock Valley, Iowa in 2007.
Mike was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rock Valley. His passion was fishing. He enjoyed spending time in the boat, making his own lures, and had held the state record for the largest bass fish.
He is survived by his wife, Carla; son, Blake of Rock Valley; brother, Steve (wife Deb) Anderson of Rock Rapids and sister, Becky (husband Steve) Boone of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother-in-law, Charles Schott of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nephews, Phillip Schott of Sioux Falls and Ted Boone of Scottsdale, Arizona; and nieces, Tami Christians of Las Vegas, Nevada and Beighley Boone of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Sumner and Betty Schott; son, Chad; and brother-in-law, Sumner “Buck” Schott.

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Carla and Blake, I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him. My deepest condolences for your loss.

Angi Sieh Ceretto Nov 9 2021 6:24 PM

Carla & Blake, So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers. I miss visiting Rock Valley & Our Saviour's and seeing you both. Please take care of yourself.
God bless you. Bonnie Buma

Bonnie Buma Oct 24 2021 10:02 AM

Carla & Blake, I'm so so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I miss seeing you! Please take care.
God bless you. Bonnie Buma

Bonnie Buma Oct 24 2021 9:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Micheal "Mike" Anderson

Bonnie Buma Oct 24 2021 9:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Micheal "Mike" Anderson

Michelle Link Oct 22 2021 11:59 AM

I went to Cleveland #5 country school, Kindergarten through the 7th grade with Mike. After our 7th year our country school closed and Mike went to Central Lyon and I lived in the West Lyon district so our way parted. Mike was a good student. I don't think I have seen him since our ways parted way back then. I live in Sabetha, KS and my brother Roger Knoblock told me about Mike's death. My name is LaVonne Knoblock Aberle. I am sorry to read of Mike's passing and my prayers are with you family. I appreciated reading the obituary about Mike's accomplishments.

LaVonne M Aberle Oct 20 2021 11:15 PM

Sending sympathy for your loss.
Sue Hughes , Valley Springs

Sue Hughes Oct 20 2021 2:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Micheal "Mike" Anderson

Bonnie Clark Oct 20 2021 1:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Micheal "Mike" Anderson

Barbara Fenner Oct 19 2021 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Micheal "Mike" Anderson

Steve and Deb Amderson Oct 19 2021 12:08 PM

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