Rhonda Elizabeth Anderson passed away Feb 16, 2020 surrounded by her family. Rhonda was born July 26th, 1951 in Storm Lake, IA to Edna (Wright) and Ralph Barber.
Rhonda grew up in Des Moines where her adoptive father, Donald Finger, came into her life. The family moved to Dallas Center and Rhonda graduated from Dallas Center-Grimes High School. From there she went on to study at Area 11(DMACC) and The Medical Institute of Minnesota.
Rhonda met the love of her life, Rick Anderson, on a blind date that lasted almost 50 years. To this union their son David was born.
Rhonda possessed a lifelong passion for teaching and education. She taught crochet classes for Des Moines Public Schools’ Adult Education for 40 years. She spent 25 years as a Special Education Associate at East High in Des Moines, IA and was very involved in the leadership of the NEA and DMEA. In her tenure with the DMEA, she was proud to serve as President of the Department of Associates.
Rhonda is preceded in death by her mother Edna Finger, adoptive father Donald Finger and sister Sondra Finger. She is survived by her father Ralph Barber, husband Rick Anderson, son David (Jennifer) Anderson, brothers Mark (Emily) Barber and Scott Barber, grandsons Justin Duvall and Brandon Mims, and great grandchildren Dominic and Mya Duvall. She will also be missed by aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
She will be greatly missed by her large extended family and many, many friends. Rhonda never knew a stranger and was proud to have touched the hearts of so many.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, also at Hamilton’s, with burial at Dallas Center Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
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