April 14, 2011 – Thingamajig Thursday for Carl

No thingamajig Thursday today in honor of Carl. I’ve worked with Carl for most of my years at Wells Fargo, most recently sitting adjacent to him. He was 56 and passed away on Tuesday. Carl loved trivia and word puzzles, marching bands, traveling and he was a converted Hawkeye fan that turned into the most fervent Cyclone fan I know. Carl led the way for me to wear Hawaiian shirts and vests to work.

Carl was a regular blog reader and loved the Thingamajig Thursday feature.

Carl Anderson, 56, of West Des Moines passed away April 12, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The son of Marion and Lucille (Mitchell) Anderson, Carl was born on July 19, 1954 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He grew up in Olds, Iowa where he was active in church, band, sports, and scouting activities. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Carl graduated from Iowa State University. He continued to return to play in the alumni band and attend sporting events. He also loved the St. Louis Cardinals, golfing, Jimmy Buffett, wine collecting and travel. He has worked the past 13 years for Wells Fargo Mortgage in West Des Moines.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diana; sisters, Mary Lou and Margaret (Kris Yarbrough); step-daughters, Julie Melberg (Ben Garcia) and Dottie (John) Walker; and seven grandchildren. He was a loving man and he will be missed.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16 at West Des Moines United Methodist Church (720 Grand Ave., West Des Moines). The family will greet friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the church. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University Foundation to be designated for the Marching Band Fund (2505 University Boulevard, Ames, Iowa 50010).

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