Daniel "Dan" R. Anderson

06/23/1944 - 02/19/2024


Obituary For Daniel "Dan" R. Anderson

St. Henry, Ohio
Daniel "Dan" R. Anderson, 79, passed away February 19, 2024, at 7:58 am, at Kettering Health Dayton, surrounded by his loving family.
Dan was born June 23, 1944 in Lima, OH, to Raymond and Beatrice (Swank) Anderson who both preceded him in death. On July 30, 1966 he married Carolyn (Edgington) Anderson who survives in St. Henry, OH.
Dan graduated from Bath High School in 1962. He worked as a computer programmer at NEW IDEA Farm Equipment. He then became a car salesman and worked in the industry for over thirty years. In his retirement years he worked at St. Henry Hardware. He loved to make people smile and never knew a stranger. Dan always enjoyed doing various home remodeling and loved being outside working in his yard. He found peace in going on vacation with his family to Lake Cumberland. Dan cherished his family dearly and loved his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include wife, Carolyn Anderson of St. Henry, OH, son, Jason (Daphne) Anderson of Prairieville, LA, daughter, Jennifer "Jen" Morris of Dayton, OH, grandchildren, Jacob Anderson of Cridersville, OH, Sierra King of Atlanta, GA, Alexis Guise of Prairieville, LA, Emma Morris of Dayton, OH, and numerous nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Barbara Anderson, Miriam (Chauncey) Basinger, David (Kaye) Anderson and niece, Joy Hall.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 12:00pm at Chiles - Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Rev. Tim Benjamin to officiate the service. Burial will be in Cairo East Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10:00am until the time of the service at the Shawnee Chapel.
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24 Feb


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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24 Feb

Funeral Service

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 02/24/2024

    You could always count on him to say what everyone else was thinking! So many less laughs without him.

  • 02/23/2024

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you at this time of your loss. Dan was so proud of all of you and loved to tell stories of all his adventures with you. He was a delight to work with and a good friend. He will be missed by all. May all of your great memories get you thru this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Janet and Jerry Hemmelgarn

  • 02/22/2024

    So many memories. It's hard to think of just one. Everyone loved our get-togethers when Uncle Dan would start telling stories, especially about things that happened at the dealership. He could make anything funny. Lots of fond memories of visiting him and Aunt Carolyn's house. Every time you went he had redone something else. The most unique house I've ever been in my life. Always loved it and would brag to my friends about their amazing house. Spending time with him and Aunt Carolyn was always a good time. The love that they shared was inspiring. They always seem to be having fun! I was 5 months old when they got married. So I can't say I remember the wedding 🥴. But I do remember Dad telling me how much my Mom loved her baby brother (Uncle Dan) that when they got married she cut their honeymoon short because she missed him and wanted to get home. 😂 I can only imagine what an awesome reunion it was for Mom and Uncle David to be waiting for Uncle Dan in heaven. I'm sure there is a lot of carrying on and laughing. I can hear Aunt Kay saying "David, now settle down and tuck in your shirt 😜" as he would be picking on Uncle Dan.. I will carry his memory with me always as he is laid to rest on my 58th Birthday. I love you Aunt Carolyn and the entire Anderson family 💕 Rest in peace 🤍

  • 02/22/2024

    Carolyn I am so sad to learn of Dan's passing. He always faced so many of his challenges with such a positive attitude. He was one of my favorite patients as I loved his smile and positivity. My condolences to you and the family Michael J Bruns DDS

  • 02/21/2024

    Dan was always such a friendly neighbor, always riding over on his mower to chat! You all have our deepest sympathy and he will be greatly missed! - Jason & Kylie Lange

  • 02/20/2024

    I am so sorry for your loss. Dan was a good man. He will be missed. Praying for peace and comfort. Sending love and hugs to Carolyn, Jen and Jason.

  • 02/20/2024

    So sorry for your loss Carolyn, Jennifer, Jason & Daphne & Family! We have so many Great memories of the times that we spent together as Friends. He will be truly missed. Sending Love, Hugs, and Prayers.


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    Lisa Snyder planted 5 trees in memory of Daniel "Dan" R. Anderson . - 02/20/2024

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