Fay Harrison Anderson was born May 3, 1933, in Rolfe, the son of James and Violet (Knapp) Anderson. He was raised at Rolfe, where he attended school. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
On Dec. 1, 1957, he married Iona M. Busch in Hawarden. That marriage later ended.
On Sept. 1, 1986, he married Debra June Rozeboom in Orange City. They made their home in Orange City, where Fay owned and operated the F. H. Anderson Company, where he dedicated most of his life to his family, friends, and all of his clients.
He was a member of the American Reformed Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was treasurer of various community foundations and served as treasurer of the Sioux Golf and Country Club in Alton. He enjoyed golf and playing cards, and he was a Minnesota Twins fan.
Survivors include his wife of more than 23 years; three children, Carl Anderson, and his wife, Carol, of Le Mars, Pamela Faye Moeller, of Estherville and Ryan Anderson of Orange City; six grandchildren, Nichole, and her husband, Jim Nicholas; Aaron Anderson, and his wife, Tina; Kyle Anderson, and his wife, Laura; Andrew Moeller; Amanda Moeller; and Stacy Moeller; four great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, James and Missy Anderson, of Bothell, Wash.; two sisters and their husbands, Laurine and Henry Hefty, of LuVerne, and May and Fritz Mixdorf, of Evansdale; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Anderson, of Des Moines.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Richard Higgins; a brother, George Anderson; a brother-in-law, Bill Jurgensen; and a nephew, Brian Anderson.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the American Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Keith Krebs will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sioux Golf and Country Club.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.oolman.com.