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John Lee Anderson

KSAL StaffDecember 2, 2019

John Lee Anderson, 66, died Nov. 26, 2019. He was born March 7, 1953 in Great Bend, the son of Carl Wesley and Ruth (Pringle) Anderson. He was a graduate of Marion High School and had served in the US Army. He had served in law enforcement in Salina, Abilene and Peabody. He had worked at Walmart and operated Anderson Handyman Services. He married Julie Pankratz on June 28, 1985 and again on October 16, 2016.

He was preceded by his parents and a daughter, Carissa Houdyshell.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; sons, Justin and Brian (Skylar), both of Salina; Casey, Lindsborg, and Tommy, of Springfield, Vermont. His grandchildren are, Caleb, Andi Lynn, Mercedes, Tristin and Ayden. His sisters are Dona (Bill) Houltberg, Salina, Linda (Lyle) Christ, Goessel, Diane (Randy) Kahns, Lincolnville and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at the Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Burial will be in the Marion City Cemetery, with military honors. Friends may call at the Ryan Mortuary on Sunday evening from 4 until 8:00 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 5 until 6:30 that evening.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Ryan Mortuary. For more information or to leave condolences go to

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