Kevin D. Anderson

kevin anderson

January 30, 1955 ~ May 30, 2021

Born in: Morrison, IL
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Services for Kevin Anderson:

Kevin D. Anderson, 66, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Presbyterian/St Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. Kevin was born January 1955 in Morrison, Ill. to Darvin L. and Evelyn G. (Blackert) Anderson. He was raised and educated in Prophetstown, Ill. and graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1973. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1979. He married Shelley Piatt on June 4, 1977 in Rocky Ford, Colo. Kevin spent his retirement years collecting antique vintage knives, and signed first edition books. He immersed himself in geology, rockhounding, genealogical investigation, and wrote books for his family tracing their ancestry back hundreds of years. He also enjoyed exploring Colorado with his wife and spent much of this time visiting historical sites in the state. There were no strangers in his life, only new people to become acquainted with. He was an extremely social person who enjoyed getting to know everyone around him and he left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him best. Kevin started his Law Enforcement career as a Police Officer with the City of La Junta, Colo. He and his family then moved to Fairplay, Colo., where he served as a Deputy and later as the Undersheriff for the Park County Sheriff’s Department. Kevin then worked as a Police Officer with the State of Colorado at the University of Southern Colorado. Later he served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department at Colorado State University under Sheriff Dan Corsentino. He retired after 36 years of law enforcement in February of 2016. Kevin then worked as a Private Investigator with DC Investigations and Security in Pueblo, Colo. He was a member of the Rocky Mt. Division International Association of Identification, American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Shelley; sons, Brandon (Heather) Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Brett (Chantal) Anderson of Pueblo, Colo; two grandchildren, Jessica and Dax Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters. Service will held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m. June 15, 2021, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers or monetary donations to the family, memorials may be made to your local Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences,


Funeral Service: June 11, 2021 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Graveside Service: June 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Pikes Peak National Cemetery
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80925

(719) 216-1025

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  1. Dear Shelly and family,

    I first met Kevin several years ago when he was assisting Utah bookseller John Nutter at the Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair in Denver. Though Kevin was primarily a collector rather than a seller, his knowledge and enthusiasm helped Mr. Nutter tremendously. In more recent years I was blessed to have Kevin help me at the same fair. We shared a passion for southern Colorado history and James Lee Burke. We mused about retiring to our favorite CO locales, La Veta and Woodland Park. We talked books for hours. I’ll miss him terribly, and I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mike Tuck
    Pueblo, CO

  2. My condolences to Shelly, Brandon, Brett and all of those who love Uncle Kevin. Love, Dina Anderson-Thompson.

  3. Shelly,Brandon,Brett and Family, Sending thoughts and Prayers to you all from part of the old Washington Street “Gang”. Kevin and I grew up next door neighbors and always stayed in touch throughout our lives. I always looked forward to Kevin stopping in and reliving our youth and catching up on what we were doing. We spent a lot of late nights laughing and remembering. This I am going to miss very much…Kevin and I are like Brothers,,, and my heart will miss him but he will forever be remembered by myself and others here in Prophetstown.

    Rest in Peace Dear Brother…

  4. I knew Officer Anderson from my time at USC in Pueblo. I met Officer Anderson in the summer of 1995. Became friends with him. We used to talk a lot when he was on shift. I’d often go out on my nightly walks, or “constitutionals” as Officer Anderson would call them. Many times if he saw me out walking around the campus at night, he’d stop and we’d visit. Many times I’d end up not getting my walk in. I was just thinking of him this last weekend and how much I missed seeing him. Just found out now that he’s gone. I send my condolences to the family. I’ll miss Officer Anderson greatly. Such a good, kind person!

  5. Sue and I are Brandon’s wife Heather’s parents. We met Kevin only twice, but were able to form in that short time, a lasting impression of his character and why he was so likable. The world needs more people like Kevin, and he is going to be missed greatly.

    Shelley, our thoughts are with you, and wish the best for you.

    Lynn and Sue Eggett

  6. I loved listening to Uncle Kevin talk about our genealogy and some of the stories he told that he had found clippings of. He was such a plethora of information and I could literally just sit and listen to him for hours. He had a soothing voice and outstanding laugh. Last time he visited mom we had a wonderful visit. My heart and deepest sympathies go out to Shelley, Brett and Brandon and their families. He will be greatly missed, but is rejoicing in heaven with his family that went before him.

  7. Uncle Kevin had such an infectious laugh, I always thought he should be a professional laugher that sits in a studio audience. I just wish I could glimpse the reunion he had with Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, Annette and Vicky. I’m sure there is a lot of laughter going on … RIP Uncle Kevin. My condolences to Aunt Shelley, Brandon, Brett and extended family. Take comfort in knowing he is with loved ones and that he also will be watching over you.

  8. To Kevin’s Family. I went all through grade and high school with Kevin. So enjoyed seeing him in recent years at class gatherings. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Kevin was a good man. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Julie Dorathy

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