Obituary of Ralph Anderson

Ralph Lee Anderson Jr., age 68, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born September 13, 1950, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Ralph Lee Anderson and Dorothy Irene Goddard Anderson.

Ralph attended grade school at Redfield, Kansas and later graduated from the Uniontown High School with the Class of 1968.

  Ralph first worked in farming and construction.  In 1986, he began a career with Dayco which later became Carlisle and then Timken.    In earlier years, he enjoyed drag racing.  He also enjoyed collecting toy tractors and going to garage sales.

Survivors include a daughter, Kate Anderson, of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Deanne Bloesser and husband, Don, of Redfield, Kansas; a niece, Sarah Sisseck and husband, Barry, of Oronogo, Missouri and two nephews, Seth Bloesser and wife, Melanie, of Redfield and Silas Bloesser and wife, Serini, of Park City, Kansas; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Brady, Bolton, Kennedy, Maddie, Kendyl, Makinlee and Rheason with one more arriving in August.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Dorothy Anderson.

Pastor Ben Heffernan will conduct graveside services at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 19th at the Mt. Orum Cemetery near Redfield, Kansas.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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