Don W. Anderson, 86

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Don W. Anderson, 86 years of age, of Mankato passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato, Kansas. He was born on February 14, 1935 in Manhattan, Kansas, to Lewis and Tracy (Johnson) Anderson.
He was a 1952 graduate of Cleburne High School, Cleburne, Kansas.
Don received his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Don met the love of his life Gay M. Westbrook while attending Bethany College. Don and Gay were united in marriage on August 18, 1957. To this union three children were born, K.B., Tracey and Tim. Gay preceded him in death on August 19, 2013.
Don taught Business Education for many years at USD #378 Mankato High School. Don also coached most all of the Girls Sports and Golf until his retirement.
He enjoyed golfing, bowling and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Don was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, Mankato, Superior Elks, Mankato Country Club.
He is survived his three children, K.B. Anderson (Brenda Zimmer), Arkansas City, Kansas, Tracey Knack, Pleasant View, Tennessee, Tim Anderson, Winter Park, Colorado; brother, Jim Anderson (Rosemary), Kansas City, Missouri, and their children Marla and Jenny; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Lance, Ben, Anna, Kenzie and a two great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Phoenix; also Amanda Anderson, Mankato, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.K. and El Delle.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date and time in Mankato to be announced.
Inurnment will take place in the Canton Township Cemetery, Canton, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Activities Department c/o of Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kansas 66956.
Arrangements are with Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas. For online condolences, please visit www.melbymortuary.com.

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