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Donald G. Anders, 82


Donald G. Anders, 82, of Sedalia, formerly of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home.


He was born April 14, 1932, in Risco, a son of the late Herman and Grace E. (Grimes) Anders. On March 29, 1959, in Caruthersville, he married Shirley Wattle, who survives of the home.


He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force 1951-1954 during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and received the Korean War Medal and Good Conduct Medal.


He was a graduate of Rolla School of Mines and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Missouri Highway Department, retiring in 1990.  He then moved on as Executive Director of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association, where he retired, once again, in 1995.


He held memberships in the Elks Lodge in Jefferson City and Sedalia, and Shriners in Sedalia.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Lori (Eric) Mothersbaugh, and Bradley (Kelli) Anders, both of Sedalia; two sisters, Lavice Tribble, of Bethlehem, PA, and Elaine McConnell, of Malden; and five grandchildren, Jake and Layne Mothersbaugh, and Nicholas, Brooklyn, and Ethan Anders, all of Sedalia.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.


Visitation will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 am at Highland Sacred Gardens with Tanner Wiley officiating. Pallbearers will be Bradley Anders, Nicholas Anders, Eric Mothersbaugh, Jake Mothersbaugh, Don Rhea, Bill Westphal and Chris Winter. Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2591.


Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

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