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Clair L. Anderson

February 22, 2012
Estherville Daily News

DOLLIVER - Funeral services for Clair L. Anderson, 76, internationally known Dolliver artist who enjoyed a 30-year career publishing his work in major magazines, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Dolliver with Rev. Dr. Carl E. Klein officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at United Methodist Church in Dolliver. Interment will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Dolliver with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion 91 of Estherville.

He died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong.

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Clair L. Anderson

Clair L. Anderson, the son of Paul and Sylvia (Cayler) Anderson Sr., was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Dolliver.

He received his education in the Dolliver School, graduating from Dolliver High School. Clair also attended Estherville Junior College. He served in the United States Army in Germany during the mid-1950s. After his honorable discharge Clair returned home and lived with his parents in Dolliver. Clair was self-employed as a cartoonist and artist with his work appearing in 150 magazines nationally and internationally, his work first appearing in Saga Magazine and later in such publications as The Furrow, a John Deere publication, and Better Homes & Gardens. "I even sold one to Penthouse," he once said in an interview. His work had a humorous, sometimes moody bent in both watercolors and paintings. In his leisure time Clair employed hunting and fishing.

He served in the Iowa National Guard for 29 years following his active duty military service. He had a wonderful dry sense of humor and was a pleasure to be around. Clair was an avid Iowa Hawkeye's fan.

Clair was a lifelong member of United Methodist Church in Dolliver. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He served many, many years on the Dolliver City Council and also was Dolliver City Clerk for years.

Clair is survived by two brothers, Dean Anderson and his wife, Delores, of Jackson, Minn. and Paul Anderson Jr. and his wife, Fern, of Dunnell, Minn.; special friends, Jim, Kim, Josh and Troy Leninger and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Clair in death were his parents and two brothers, David and Duane. Online condolences may be sent to



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