Kathleen "Kathy" Anderson Obituary

Kathleen "Kathy" Anderson

May 2, 1952 - May 21, 2021
Born in Fulton, MO
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kathleen “Kathy” Anderson of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away May 21, 2021 at the age of 69, after a three-year battle with cancer. She was born Kathleen Elaine Landwehr to Burton and Clara (Hall) Landwehr on May 2, 1952, in Fulton, Missouri.

Kathy attended Hoover High School in Des Moines and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1975. Growing up, she played the violin and the guitar and enjoyed crafts and games with her family.

She spent part of her career in Washington, D.C., where she worked for the International Monetary Fund. She also was employed by the Des Moines Post Office and as a medical transcriptionist for Broadlawns Medical Center and the Veterans Central Iowa Health Care System.

Kathy married Daniel Anderson April 27, 2002 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Together, they enjoyed traveling to different parts of the country—from Hawaii to Florida—visiting family and exploring historic sites.

Kathy and Dan renewed their vows and sang their wedding song each year on their anniversary, and Dan kept his promise to prepare a candlelight dinner for her every week. For the last week of her life, Kathy was cared for at home, surrounded by a collection of angels she and Dan had gathered over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Burton in 1989 and Clara in 2005. She is survived by three brothers, Michael (Sue) Landwehr of Waukee, Robert (Joy) Landwehr of Renton, Washington, and James (Marna) Landwehr of Urbandale; and by two sisters, Marjorie (Don) LePorte of Ankeny and Debra (Bob) Engle of Winterset. Kathy's life was enriched by her eight nephews and nieces, twelve great nephews and nieces, four stepchildren, seven step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their appreciation to UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Hospice, John Stoddard Cancer Center and University of Iowa Health Care. Memorial contributions may be made to UnityPoint Hospice.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Dunn’s Funeral Home 2121 Grand in Des Moines where visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, IA

Kathy was known for her quiet, loving nature and kindness to others. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. May she rest with the angels.

Please visit Kathy's obituary starting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to view the services live.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, May 27, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, May 27, 2021
12:30 PM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, May 27, 2021
2:00 PM