Andree Lee Zanders

May 17, 1946 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 74)


Andree Lee Zanders, 74, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Mercy in Des Moines, Iowa.  Andree was born on May 17, 1946 to Lyle William and Barbara Jean (Kalbach) Zanders.  He attended and graduated from North Polk High School.  After graduation, Andree enlisted in the Navy.  He was in the Navy from January 1965 to January 1971.

On January 2, 1981, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Anderson.  Andree has three children, son Chris Parrish, two daughters Lisa Fresh and Kelli Oakleaf.

Andree spent most of his life living in Russell Iowa.  He ran his own business and was still working just before he entered the hospital and passed away. 

He had a lot of interest besides working to keep him busy.  There was fishing, hunting, gardening, golfing, board games, sci-fi movies, ginseng coffee, and his favorite thing was his grandkids.

Andree was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Barbara Zanders, grandson Thatcher Wayne Oakleaf. 

He is survived by his wife, Carol Zanders, his son Chris Parrish of Chariton Iowa, daughters, Lisa (Ron) Fresh of Lorimor Iowa, Kelli (Mike) Oakleaf of Arizona, granddaughter Kelsey (Derrick) Lear of Afton Iowa, grandchildren Zandria, Winston, Ariana of Arizona, brother Gerald (Dolores) Zanders, nephew J.R. (Cristal) Zanders of Bellevue, Nebraska, niece Tara Zanders of Texas, great-grandchildren Shane, Tristin, Ellie, Kylie of Afton Iowa.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton Iowa.  Memorial can be directed to Lucas County Humane Society.  On line condolences may be left at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fielding Funeral Home
227 S Grand
Chariton , Iowa 50049

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