Orvile N. Tuzicka
Orvile N. Tuzicka 76 of Nebo, Ky., formerly of Kimball, died at his home on Friday, September 10, 2004. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 16 at the Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball. Rev. Roger Gillming will officiate. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
He was born March 26, 1928 in Hayes, Kan., a son of Charles and Barbara (Dome) Tuzicka. He was raised in Kansas. Orvile entered the Air Force where he served until being honorably discharged as a Sergeant. He married Theora M. Pierce on August 8, 1948 in Las Vegas, Nev. They lived in Sterling, Colo., Wyoming, and Sidney, Neb. before moving to Kimball. He worked for many years in various capacities in the oil business and later worked for Cabela’s before retiring and moving to Kentucky.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice and husband Roger McCarty of Yucca, Ariz.; four sons: Dennis Tuzicka and his wife Phyllis of Sidney, Orvile Tuzicka, Jr. and his wife Lora of Kimball, Timothy Tuzicka and his wife Rosie of Orlando, Fla., and Kevin Tuzicka and his wife Kim of Paducah, Ky.; one brother Floyd Tuzicka and his wife Connie of Olmitz, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Teddy, and a son Charles.
Jo Marie Lehar
Jo Marie Lehar, 63 of Oberlin, Kan. died Sunday September 5, 2004 at her home. Relatives include her Uncle Joe Culek and an Aunt Marie Watson of Kimball.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thurs. Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball with Rev. Robert Karnish as celebrant. A Rosary was to be recited on Wed. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball, who is assisting with arrangements. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery.
Jo Marie was born in McCook, Neb. on July 6, 1941 to Perry and Libbie (Culek) Trotter, she grew up in Wichita, Kan. graduating from Mt. Carmel Academy high in 1960. She moved to Oberlin in 1988.
Others who survive her include cousins Joe Culek, Linda McGinnis, Charles Culek, Jim Culek, Beth Johnson, Paul Culek, Gene Homer, Jeanne Lokasson, Christine Wantulok and Yvonne Vigil.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Joyce Sandberg, 74, of Gering died Monday, September 6, 2004 at Heritage Health Care Center in Gering. She was married to Larry Sandberg, who was born and raised in Kimball.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2004 at Central Church of Christ in Gering with Pastor Gerald Parriott officiating. Interment will be held at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice or to the Joyce Sandberg Alzheimer's Fund.
Friends may call at Gering Memorial Chapel between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 9. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Joyce was born August 22, 1930 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Frank and Florence (Davies) Rickard. She grew up and attended school in the Lake Alice Community and graduated from Scottsbluff High School. She married Larry Sandberg October 15, 1950 and to this union four children were born. Joyce helped her husband at Sandberg Implement Co for many years. Her biggest joy in life was raising her children and being a devoted mother and grandmother She and Larry were baptized in the Christian Faith on April 12, 1960 at the Central Church of Christ in Gering.
Joyce was a 4-H leader, Den Mother for Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Leader and an avid bowler.
She is survived by her children: Janis Lofing, Kevin and Karla Sandberg, and Kelly and Crystal Sandberg all of Gering; son-in-law: Gary Diffendaffer of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren: Tyler Sandberg, Trenton Sandberg, Phillip Sandberg, Ryan Sandberg and Jillian Diffendaffer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Joy Beth Sandberg, brother; Jack Rickard and sister: Willa Apperson.
Eva Lea Perry, 92 of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Kimball, died at the Western Communities-Martin Center in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Funeral Services were held Aug. 30 at the Presbyterian Church in Kimball. Pastor Alan Foutz officiated. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kimball Presbyterian Church. The Cantrell Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Eva was born April 1, 1912 in Farragut, Iowa, a daughter of Bert and Catherine (Fleming) Kimsey. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Neb. in 1933. On December 25, 1946 she married Dallas Perry in Farragut. He died June 6, 1993. She had taught school in Kimball, Des Moines, and Riverside N.D., returning to Kimball following retirement.
She is survived by a sister Janice and husband Max Hosier of Cedar Falls; nephews Charles and wife Diane Hosier of Waterloo, Iowa; Perry and John Hosier, both of Cedar Falls, and Andrew Hosier of Glen Haven, Colo.; a niece Janet and husband Bob Johnson of Alpharetta, Ga.; and sister-in-law Bernie Perry of Kimball. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister, Gladys Swisher.
Francis W. Pahl
Francis Watson Pahl, 82, of Kimball, died August 18, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 24 at the Cantrell Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post #2243. At Francis’ request memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home of Torrington in lieu of flowers.
Francis was born March 19, 1922 to Robert and Winnifred (Chedister) Pahl in Kimball. He attended and graduated from Kimball High School. He joined the Army in 1942 during World War II serving in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1944. He returned to the United States and settled on his father’s homestead south of Kimball to farm. During this time he enjoyed being outdoors and hunting. He was an active member of VFW Post 2243 of Kimball where he met his wife, Freda (Swayze) Cunningham. They were married on January 19, 1974 in Kimball. Together they remained active in the VFW and the Eagles until her death in 1998. In later years, Francis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by one son; Clarence Cunningham of Grand Island, Neb.; daughters Helen and husband Lloyd Welty of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Phyllis and husband Dennis Tuzicka of Sidney, Neb.; a nephew Larry and wife Reta Pahl of Kimball; niece Linda Buono of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Sergeant Lloyd Welty, Jr., Bryan Welty, Michele Ortgies, Richard Tuzicka, Rebecca Tuzicka, Bryan Tuzicka and Brandon Cunningham; and nine great-grandchildren.
Francis was preceded in death by his parents, wife Frieda, and brother Robert Pahl.
Lois Emily Lankford, 90, formerly of Harrisburg, died August 12, 2004 after suffering a stroke August 1. She was born August 21, 1913 in a sod house at the family homestead near Harrisburg to George A. and Annettie (Larson) Jones. A graveside service will be held at the Kimball Cemetery on Friday August 20, 2004 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Roger Gillming officiating. A service was held in California on Tuesday August 17. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Castro Valley or to Hospice of Alameda County, Calif. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting with the local arrangements.
After graduating from Gering High School she received her Normal Training Certificate, which qualified her to teach in rural schools. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse and happily helped the family during depression years. Lois pursued her teaching career by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska State Teachers College and a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Columbia University in New York. Her 38 years of teaching experience included teaching in Gering and Cheyenne, Wyo. before leaving for Oakland, Calif. where she taught at the Brookfield Village and Burckhalter schools.
Lois met Tom Lankford in Oakland, Calif., who was from the same area of Nebraska. They were married on October 24, 1947 and celebrated close to 50 happy years together. Although they had no children, they were very fond of their nephews and nieces.
Lois was an active member of the First Christian Church of Castro Valley, Calif., PEO, and the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid Oakland A’s fan. She was blessed to have many good neighbors and friends. Lois will be fondly remembered as a wonderful teacher, a loving sister, aunt and friend to all that knew her. Her tremendous faith and devotion to God was reflected in her eternal optimism, great sense of humor, and her kindness and generosity to others.
She is survived by her sisters Helen Bell of Englewood, Colo.; Myrna Beard of Boise Idaho; and Gladyne Jensen of Orinda, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom, on August 13, 1997; and brothers Eldon, Morris and Sterling Jones.
Helen Virginia Betzold, 82, died August 15, 2004 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Gering, Neb. She is the mother of Judy Rupp and her husband Roger of Kimball. A Celebration of Life was August 18 at the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Zion Evangelical Church, KCMI Radio, or to Prairie Haven Hospice. Condolences may be offered at email@example.com.
Helen was born in Ft. Morgan, Colorado on January 25, 1922 to Peter and Amelia (Best) Achziger.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alex, her parents, four brothers, three sisters, her eldest son Gary, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.
Francis Pahl, 82 of Kimball, died on August 18, 2004 at the Kimball County Manor. Arrangements are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball.
Lillian H. Dringman, 99 of Kimball, died on August 17, 2004 at the Kimball Health Services. Arrangements are pending at the Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball.
Ramon “Ray” Biberos, 48, of Scottsbluff left this world to be with the Lord on August 5, 2004 at Lake Minatare. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Kimball. Father Jim Golka and Father Robert Karnish officiated. Rosary services were at the Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation was Monday, August 9. Memorials may be given to Panhandle Community Services. Cantrell Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Ramon was born on September 26, 1955 in Dalton, Neb. to John and Jeanette (Goodsheild) Biberos. He attended school in Kimball and graduated in 1973. He joined the army after graduation where he served for three years in Korea. He met Dorene Morris. They moved to Kimball and were married in 1979. This union was blessed with three sons, Tony, Billy and Jesse. They moved to Scottsbluff to raise their family. In 1997 he married Debbie Stanley at Lake Minatare. In 1999, they re-newed their vows in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Scottsbluff. From this union he was given five additional children, Melissa, Shawn, Matt, Stacy, and Megan.
He was a self employed auto body technician and specialist. He enjoyed working on cars, especially with his sons. Ray was also employed by Panhandle Community Services. Ray enjoyed riding motorcycles and attended a few Sturgis rallies.
Ray was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church where he was active in church projects. He devoted the last years of his life to his parish. Ray was blessed with musical talent which he shared with his family and his church. His favorite verse was Matthew 22:37 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” He reminded his family that “everything happens for a reason.”
He enjoyed sports, especially hockey and the Colorado Avalanche, which led him to sponsor and coach local teams at the YMCA and a Scottsbluff Wildcats roller hockey team. He creatd an indoor floor hockey league at the Guadalupe Center. Ray also enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. His family shares many fond memories of him at the lake. Ray leaves behind many friends and family. He was an amazing husband, father, brother, uncle and son. He will be greatly missed but remembered even more.
Ray is survived by his wife Debbie of Scottsbluff; sons: Tony, Billy, Jesse; step-children Melissa, Shawn, Matt, Stacy, and Megan; father John Biberos of Kimball; four grandchildren; sisters Teresa Bunner of Gurley, Charlotte Johnson of Gurley, Jenifer Fischer of Sidney, Anita Robinson of Grand Island, and Juanita Biberos of Kimball; brothers Buddy, Albert and Mario Biberos of Kimball and Arnie Biberos of Sidney; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother Jeanette.
C. G. Wallace
C.G. Wallace III, 66, of Kimball, died suddenly on Sunday August 8, 2004 at Kimball Health Services. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Kimball with the Reverend Robert Karnish as celebrant. A Rosary service was Tuesday, August 10 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or the Kimball Volunteer Fire Department. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
C.G. was born on March 1, 1938 in Hastings, Neb. to Charles G. and Evelyn M. (Arnold) Wallace. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1956; he then attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated in 1961. C.G. went on to attend the University of Nebraska Law School, from which he graduated in 1964. He began his law practice in Hartford, Conn. from 1964 to 1967, and then relocated to North Platte, Neb. from 1967 until 1983. C. G. continued practicing law in Omaha until being appointed County Judge in Kimball-Cheyenne-Duel and Banner counties in 1988. He remained in this position until his death.
C.G. and Angela Casey were married on October 28, 1984 in Dallas Texas.
He was a member of Nebraska Supreme Court and all lower courts since 1964; Nebraska District Court; Nebraska State Bar Association; Lincoln County Bar Association; Western Nebraska Bar Association; Omaha Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Judicial Qualifications Commission, as well as belonging to numerous civic organizations in North Platte and Omaha. He was a member of the Great Plains Highlanders in Kimball.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Angela Wallace of Kimball; son Scott and wife Meg Wallace of Gordon; daughters Alana Wallace of Kimball, Margaret and husband Dan Kalkhoff of Ansley, Elizabeth and husband Scott Reynolds of Broken Bow, Chris and husband Roger Stage of Chandler, Ariz.; a sister Marlyn Coleman of Peoria, Ariz., and a brother Robert and wife Peg Wallace of Hastings; grandchildren Brittany and Grant Reynolds; nephew Tim Wallace, and a niece Katie Howell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Donald Wayne Clay, 72, formerly of Kimball, died on Sunday, July 25, 2004 in Westminster, Colo. A Memorial Service was held July 28 at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thornton, Colo. with Pastor Penni Walsh officiating. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were made by All-State Cremation. Honors were offered by the Air Force Honor Guard.
Donald was born March 1, 1932 in Kimball, Neb., the only son of Ivan and Beulah Clay. He participated in high school sports and received All State Honors in football, basketball, and baseball. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force. His passion was sports, from playing semi-pro baseball, coaching little league, and being his grandchildren’s number one fan.
He married Betty Jean Wyckoff on Feb. 17, 1962 in Dix. They had two sons.
Don spent the last years of his life doing what he most loved, spending time with his wife and watching the sports and activities of his kids and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Betty, son Bob (Diana), son Steve (Michele), and four grandchildren.
L’Marie Ann Watson, 77, of Kimball, died on Thursday July 29, 2004 at Memorial Healthcare-Extended Care in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 7, 2004 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball. Pastor Brad Heinecke will officiate. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery. There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed at the service. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home on Friday August 6 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Health Hospice; the Kimball Friendship Senior Center, or the Memorial Healthcare Extended Care. Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
L’Marie was born on July 20, 1927 in Kimball to Albert and Alice (Carlberg) Imes. She married Harry Watson on October 12, 1947 in Kimball. L’Marie worked for Kansas Nebraska Gas Company for 18 years, retiring in January 1983.
L’Marie was currently a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball as well as a devoted member of the Kimball Friendship Senior Center, and a member of BPW. She enjoyed her family very much, and will be missed. L’Marie enjoyed crocheting and her monthly “Birthday Club” ladies.
She is survived by her sons: Jim and wife Donna Watson of Green River, Wyo., Steve and wife Patty Watson of Kimball, and Kip Watson of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter Bonnie and husband Lance Koenig of Sidney; a sister Margie Halstead of Lander, Wyo.; grandchildren: Shane Watson, Melissa Watson and friend Brian Owensky, Erin and Matt Longenecker, Brianne Koenig, Zachary Watson, Anthony Watson, Bryce Watson, Cassidy Watson, and Preston Watson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry on November 7, 1991, a daughter, two sisters and one brother.
Georgia D. Gaines, 54, formerly of Kimball, passed away July 23, 2004 at her home in Alice.
She was born July 6, 1950 in Greta Bend, Kan., to Fay L. and Laverna M. Wenger. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1968.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Gaines, in October of 1999.
Survivors include her beloved son, Kris Gaines of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Jo Ellis of Cleveland, Okla., and Carol (Patrick) Dunegan of Kimball, Neb.; three brothers, Ira Wenger and Bobby Wenger of O’Sage Beach, Mo., and Jim Wenger of Hayward, Calif.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Gaines of Denver, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews, other family members and church members who loved her dearly.
Funeral services were July 30, 2004 at the Agua Dulce Baptist Church. Burial was in Sandia Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, Inc.
Jonathan Edward Wills, 43, our beloved daddy, husband, and son, formerly of Kimball, went to be at home with Jesus following a tragic drowning accident on August 1, 2004, while trying to save those he loved.
Funeral services were August 4, at Bismarck, N.D., Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Burnett officiating, and will be Friday, August 6, at 10:30 A.M. at the Dix Bible Church, Dix, Neb., with the Rev. Virgil Johnson, officiating. Burial will be in Potter Cemetery.
Visitation is Thurs., August 5, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney.
Memorials have been established to Camp Rock in Redington, Neb.
Jonathan was born in Kimball, Neb. to Elmer and Helen (Fisher) Wills, on May 2, 1961.
He graduated from Potter High School in 1979 and attended college at LeTourneau College, Longview, Texas, and then at the University of Wyoming where he met and married Jennifer Crook in 1984. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. Jonathan was a very accomplished engineer who had a gift of fixing high tech problems. He was a hard worker who loved a challenge. His job took him and his family to live in many places across the U.S.
Jonathan loved riding his motorcycle and the mountains. In 2002, he won first place in the over-40 class of USRA Desert Racing. He missed walking in the mountains. Jonathan loved Jesus. As a follower of Christ, all of his decisions were made with the intent to do what Christ would have him do. He laboriously worked to instill the same values in his children, whom he loved immeasurably. He was a good daddy.
Jonathan is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his sons, Joshua and Jonathan James (J.J.); and his daughter, Jessica, all of Bismarck; his mother, Helen Wills, Potter, Neb.; and his brother, David, Dix, Neb.
Preceding Jonathan in death were his father, Elmer Wills, and his sister, Janet.
Letha Pauline Mesmer, 86, formerly of Kimball, died August 2, 2004 at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Center in Brush, Colo. Letha is the sister-in-law of Irene Mesmer and aunt of Joyce Bright and family.
She was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Simms, Mont., to George and Ruth (Moore) Dwinell. She married Ivan Mesmer May 27, 1934, in Norton, Kan. They moved to Fort Morgan, Colo. from Denver. They lived in Kimball in the 1970s.
She was a member of the Calico Club and Ladies Aid in Goodrich She attended Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church in Goodrich and was a member of the First Christian Church in Edmond, Kan.
Mrs. Mesmer is survived by her husband, Ivan of Fort Morgan; four sons, Keith of Andover, Minn., Ted of Weldona and David and Dean, both of Fort Morgan; one sister, Eva Mae Jury of Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Leland Dwinell of Norton, Kan., and Jack Newbold of Topeka, Kan.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Brush. Inurnment will follow in Serenity Falls Columbarium in Fort Morgan.
Those who wish may make memorials to the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center.
The Heer and Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of the arrangements.
Latisha (Tuller) Durland
LaTisha “Tisha” (Tuller) Durland, 34 of Gering and formerly of Kimball, died August 2, 2004 at the University Hospital in Denver, CO.
Funeral service will be on August 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Kimball with the Reverend Roger Gillming officiating. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. on Wed. Aug. 4 at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the service. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Tisha Durland Memorial Fund for Amanda.
Cantrell Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Tisha was born on Sept. 11, 1969 in Kimball to Larry and Linda (Williams) Tuller. She graduated from Kimball County High School in 1987.
On March 3, 1988 Tisha and David Chamberlain were united in marriage and they had a wonderful daughter Amanda, on Dec. 14, 1990.
Tisha worked as a dispatcher for a number of years, she enjoyed working for the Kimball County Sheriff’s Department and the Torrington Police Department.
On Jan. 27, 2001, Tisha and Shane Durland were married in Torrington, Wyo., and moved to Scottsbluff in June of 2003, where she worked for Bluffs Sanitary Supply.
She enjoyed crocheting, creating scrapbooks, and especially loved to be of help to all people she knew and didn’t know.
She loved her family the most, especially her daughter Amanda, and her cousins were like brothers and sisters to her. LaTisha possessed a natural talent to entertain and was a magnet to those who loved to laugh and enjoy life.
We will miss her quick sense of humor, her compassion for others, her willingness to assist anyone in need and her devotion to family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Shane Durland of Gering, her mother Linda Williams of Kimball, father Larry and his wife Kathy Tuller of Culbertson, daughters Amanda Chamberlain; Samantha Durland; Taylor Durland and a son Tarren Durland; sister Lisa and husband James Cross of Banner County, a half sister DaNita and husband Danny Robinson, and step sister Michelle Hall.
Tisha is also survived by her Grandparents Evert and Pauline Williams and Roxie Tuller, Uncle Jerry and Aunt Sharon Williams, Aunt Dianna Kudera, Uncle Ray and Aunt Pat Tuller, Uncle Gary and Aunt Sandy Tuller; Cousins Traci and Chris Pleiss, and Abby, Nick and Rylan; Brian Williams and Logan and Garrett; and Noelle and Ken Jacquot and Jhett, Spencer, Madison and Shayla; nieces Kristin; Paige; Jadyn; Tasha, and nephews Robby and Kyler.
She was preceded in death by her Grandfather Dane Tuller.
Allan “Lee” Anderson, 68, of Sidney, Neb. a retired veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol who covered the Kimball area., died Thursday afternoon, November 25, 2004 at Memorial Health Center in Sidney.
Funeral Services were held 11:00 A.M. Monday, Nov. 29 in the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with the Rev. Alan Davis officiating. Graveside services were Nov. 30 in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Dannebrog, Neb. with the Rev. Robert Carlson of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church officiating.
Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials have been established to First United Methodist Church or Memorial Health Center in Sidney, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, or Columbia Hall of Dannebrog.
Allan LeRoy Anderson was born January 16, 1936 in Rising City, Neb., the son of Kenneth Dale and Mildred Mable (Heins) Anderson. On April 7, 1957 he married Carol Mae Nielsen in Dannebrog.
He retired from the Nebraska State Patrol after faithfully serving the State of Nebraska and its citizens for 30 years. He flew air patrol for traffic enforcement from 1967 through 1980. His duty stations included Chappell, Kimball and Sidney. Following his retirement he enjoyed playing golf with his friends and his grandchildren’s school activities.
He was a member of the State Troopers Association of Nebraska and the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge #205 A.F. & A.M.
Survivors include his loving wife Carol; three children: Kevin Anderson and his wife Kelly of Aurora, Colo., Kathy Wiest and her husband Michael of Lodgepole, Neb., and Kyle Anderson and his wife Lynn of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren: Holly Anderson of Sidney, Jason Wiest of Lincoln, Neb., Justin Wiest of Lodgepole, Nicholas and Samuel Anderson of Castle Rock; mother Mildred Anderson of Grand Island, Neb.; four brothers: Norman and his wife Sonya Anderson of Central City, Neb., Darrel Anderson and his wife Connie of Grand Island, Donnie Anderson and his wife Patti of Unionville, Mo., and Ken Anderson of North Platte, Neb.; one sister Marlis Key and her husband Tom of Casper, Wyo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and brothers Garry and Merle Anderson.