Clarence Duane "Hap" Anderson, 90, of Silver Lake, passed away on July 15, 2022 at his home.
He was born on July 14, 1932 to Clarence and Ruth (Goeckler) Anderson at Elmont, Kansas.
Hap graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1950.
He started working for Texaco driving a tanker. After, he was a custodian and bus driver for Silver Lake High School for 6 years. Later he started work as an excavator for Dean's Excavating for over 22 years, before retiring. Hap was a lifelong farmer in the Silver Lake community.
On September 16, 1951, he married Marcia Anderson (Brooks) in Topeka.
He was a lifelong member of Bethel Community Church. He helped build the latest addition at the church. Hap was an avid race car fan, and loved to play softball. He also coached his kids when they were younger in their sports. Hap also enjoyed restoring vintage tractors. He was his grandchildren's and great grandchildren's biggest fan in all of their sporting events and school events. Hap also enjoyed watching Silver Lake girls sporting events.
Hap is survived by his loving wife, Marcia; his children, Randall (Connie) Anderson, Deborah (Jim) Rees, and Tammy (Alan) Zlatnik; sister, Marie Reeder; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents; siblings, Wilbur Anderson, Dean Anderson, Erma Harden, and Virginia Baker.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 18, 2022, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Parker-Price Funeral Home in Topeka, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am at the Bethel Community Church. Inurnment will take place at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Grove, Kansas at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Community Church, Silver Lake High School Girls Athletics and note Hap Anderson in the memo and send in care to Silver Lake Bank, or to Midland Hospice Care.