Donald Duane Anderson, 87, born February 5, 1933 in Milford, NE went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 13. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Virginia, and their daughters Tamara (David) McLeran, of Colorado Springs, CO; Roxanne (Larry) Kerley of Cocoa; and Rita (Douglas) Martin of Rockford, IL, and six grandchildren Amy (Dan) Pocius, Lt. Col. USAF Charles (Kelly) McLeran, Laura (Tyler) Smith, Amanda (Matt) Sulick, Dawn Martin, Michael Martin, seven great grandchildren, and two brothers Dale Anderson of Seward, NE and Kenneth (Linda) Anderson of Las Vegas, NV, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don served his country in the US Air Force from 1953-57. After his discharge, while the space program was still in its infancy, Don moved his young family in 1958 to Brevard County to work for RCA followed by Lockheed Martin from 1972-1995. Don was dedicated to his faith, family, and barbershop singing. He was active in his church serving on numerous boards, committees, and multiple choirs throughout the years. He was a member of The Barbershop Harmony Society for over 50 years and held local and district offices with the organization. He was active in the local Harbor City Harmonizers Chorus where he sang in numerous quartets and enjoyed working with local high school Harmony Explosion camps. Always hitting the high tenor notes, Don was happiest when striking the perfect chord with other barbershop enthusiasts.
Don was predeceased by parents Ruth and Duane Anderson, sister, Sharon Neihardt, and grandson, Keith Ryan Martin.
Services will be held at Faith Viera Lutheran Church, 5550 Faith Drive, Rockledge, FL at 11am, Monday, October 19. COVID physical distancing protocol will be followed. Livestream option www.youtube.com/faithviera
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Don’s memory to Faith Viera Lutheran Church, or Harmony Foundation International 110 Seventh Avenue North, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203 or St. Frances Reflections Lifestage Care 1250 B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780 reflectionslsc.org/donate
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. -Irving Berlin
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Faith Viera Lutheran Church
5550 Faith Dr, Viera FL 32955
Harmony Foundation International
110 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37203
Hospice of St. Francis
1250 Grumman Pl, Titusville FL 32780