Lyle E. Anderson

May 13, 1930 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 87)

Lyle E. Anderson, 87, of Buffalo, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Buffalo.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Lyle was born May 13, 1930 in Buffalo, the son of Homer & Ruby (Shannon) Anderson.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Missouri.  He was united in marriage to Laura I. Sennett on March 31, 1956 and they were happily married for 62 years.

Lyle retired in 1993 from Lafarge in Buffalo and was a firefighter with the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department for several years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, baseball and WWE wrestling.  He was also licensed to work on Mercury Outboard Motors.  He also enjoyed the time spent with his loving family.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Laura; his daughters and sons-in-law, Barb & Dean Mayers of Buffalo, Debbie & Robin Guenther of Buffalo, Donna & Oley Carlson of Davenport and Kathy Anderson of Buffalo; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister and brothers-in-law, Brenda & Steve Sias of St. Louis, Missouri; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth & Barb Anderson of Mountain Grove, Missouri and Allen Anderson of Colorado.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Roberta Hopper; and his grandchildren, Rachael Anderson, Eric Mayers and Jordan Anderson.

Lyle's family would like to express special thanks to Nancy & Rick Harland and Amanda Ericson with Genesis Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lyle's obituary at


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