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Davis Anderson

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:18 a.m. CDT

SADDLEBROOKE, Ariz. — Davis W. Anderson, 69, of SaddleBrooke, Ariz., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Davis was born to Bill and Freida Anderson on Aug. 6, 1944, in Princeton. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1962 and received a master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in 1973.

Davis was raised on a farm outside of Dover, and his life was dedicated to agriculture. As a youth he was active in 4-H and received the Illinois State Farmer award. After college he worked for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and then Barlett & Company Grain in Kansas City. Davis retired from GROWMARK, Inc. in 2010 as vice president of grain marketing. He was past-chairman of U.S. Grains Council, Washington, D.C., and served on numerous agricultural boards and committees. He traveled the world extensively and has friends across the globe.

He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, the former Mary Kathryn Flower; a daughter, Sally (David) Retz of Overland Park, Kan.; his grandchildren, William and Katherine, whom he cherished; his mother, Freida Anderson of Princeton; and a sister, Sharon (Bill) Franklin of Dixon.

Private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, Davis requests contributions to the University of Arizona Cancer Center or Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz.

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