William L. Andersen

William L. Andersen, age 41, of LeMars, Iowa and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. George Clausen ~ Officiating.  Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

William “Bill” Lawrence Andersen, the son of Don and Linda (Bannick) Andersen was born on October 30, 1970 in Sheldon, Iowa. Bill graduated from MOC Floyd Valley High School in Orange City. While attending MOC, Bill managed the boys’ basketball state championship team. Going to Des Moines and being a part of the team was a very exciting time for Bill. After graduation he attended college in Fort Dodge to become a radio announcer. He worked at KIWA in Sheldon for one summer.

Bill lived in several towns before moving to LeMars, Iowa where he became a resident of the Pride Group. He lived on his own for 6 years. He worked at Wells Blue Bunny for a while and then got a job at the Holiday Inn Express which he truly loved and they loved him. Bill became ill on May 17th and was in the LeMars Hospital before being transferred to St. Luke’s in Sioux City on the 18th of May. He fought a good fight but God choose to take him on Sunday, June 24, 2012 reaching the age of 41 years, 7 months and 24 days.

Bill was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheldon. His interests were reading, basketball, eating at the Pizza Ranch with his parents and Coca-Cola. His favorite thing was his Sunday afternoon phone calls with his mom.

Left behind to cherish his memories is his mom, Linda Andersen of Sheldon, Iowa; one cousin, Clara Bannick of Rock Valley, Iowa; and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Andersen; and his maternal grandparents, William and Hattie Bannick and paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Leona Andersen; and two uncles, David Andersen and Roger Bannick.