Cecil Lee Anderson
1934 - 2013
Cecil Lee Anderson, age 78, of Russellville, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home.
He was born May 7, 1934, in Jefferson City, a son of Elga and Margaret Wekamp Anderson.
Cecil was united in marriage to Jean Koestner, April 21, 1956, in California, and she survives at their home.
A lifelong resident of the Russellville area, he was a 1952 graduate of Russellville High School. He served his country in the US Army and Army reserves.
In Cecil’s early years he worked at MFA Exchange in Russellville, Rackers and Baclesse Lumber in Jefferson City, and Roy Walters Masonry, before establishing his own masonry business in 1959. In 1982, he formed CMR Masonry with his sons, Mitch and Rusty. He retired in 2004, turning the business over to his sons, Mitch and Rusty and grandson, Bryan. He was also a lifelong farmer, taking great pride in his cattle farm.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by four children, Mitch (Malista) Anderson, Rusty (Dona) Anderson all of Russellville; Penny (Keith) Mueller of Jefferson City and Connie Harrison of Russellville; a son-in-law, Mike Harrison of Russellville; one brother, Bill (Geraldine) Anderson of Russellville; two sisters, Sharon (Kenneth) Murphy of Centertown and Juanita (Mike) Bertucci of Russellville; eight grandchildren, Bryan (Jessica) Anderson, Casey Anderson, Tracey (Adam) Bieri, Josh Anderson, Garet Steinmetz, Libby Mueller, and Clayton and Caleb Harrison, a step granddaughter, Kristen Hallford, three great grandchildren, Jadyn and Ellie Anderson and Hadley Bieri, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Donna Anderson, a grandson, Chad Anderson and a step grandson, Gregory Roberds.
Services were Saturday, March 9, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville. Memorial contributions were suggested to the California Nutrition Center or the charity of the donor’s choice.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation will follow the service, with private inurnment at a later date. www.scrivner-morrow.com
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