Update: Funeral services announced for student Jesse Anderson

by Kate Hayden, digital editor

Update: Funeral services for Jesse Anderson are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Jan. 26th, at the Church of the Open Bible in Boone. Visitation services are scheduled at Schroeder Memorial Chapel in Boone from 3:00-8:00 p.m., with family present at 5:00-8:00 p.m. More information can be found on their website: www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.

Simpson student Jesse Anderson died Wednesday from his battle with cystic fibrosis, Jim Hayes said. Hayes, who is Vice President for Student Development, sent a campus-wide email announcement Thursday morning.

Anderson transferred to Simpson in 2012 as an art student and remained there until last semester, Hayes said in the email. Funeral arrangements will be shared with the campus when they are available.

“Please keep his wife, Jessica, and all of his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time,” Hayes added.

Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to contact chaplain Mara Bailey, 961-1684, or counseling services, 961-1332, if they need support during this time.

More information from Anderson’s family can be found on CaringBridge: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jesseanderson/journal.