AMES – William “Bill” Anderson age 71 of Ames, Iowa died March 12, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A celebration of life memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. March 15, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, in Ames.

Bill was born April 22, 1942 in Fort Dodge, Iowa the son of Ralph and Thelma Anderson. He graduated from Grand Community High School in 1960 and received a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State University in 1965. Preceding him in death is first wife Cindy (Kohl) Anderson and second wife Sue (Wyrick) Anderson. Bill was a member of The Golden K Kiwanis of Ames, Lifetime Member of ISU Alumni Association, a volunteer at Reiman Gardens, proud supporter of ISU women’s athletics and was a member at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir. He was very proud of his family and Swedish heritage.

Bill is survived by his daughter Denice, son in-law Robert and their children Allison and Andrew of Woodbury, MN. Also sister Diane Will of Harcourt, nephew Mike Will of Paton, niece Peggi Fortune of Duncombe, and step family Mike, Felicia, Alex and Connor Wyrick of Cedar Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Reiman Gardens, ISU College of Engineering General Scholarship Fund and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

On line condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com.