Arnold Anderson, 94 - May 02, 2007
Arnold Anderson, 94, resident of Brady and Gothenburg areas of the 1930’s to 1960’s, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at Lincoln.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randy Dilts officiating. Visitation and registrar book will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday at the chapel.
Inurnment will be held at the Gothenburg Cemetery immediately following the service.
Anderson was born on Jan. 19, 1913, at Loup City, to Carl and Elizabeth Swanson Anderson. He graduated from high school at Loup City in 1932.
During the Depression, he worked on a ranch in Montana and at various farm and ranch jobs in Nebraska, Colorado and Minnesota.
In 1938, he married Phyllis Bailey of Arnold. The couple were married 52 years and had five children. For more than 40 years, the Andersons raised registered Hereford cattle at different locations near Brady, Maywood, Gothenburg and Elm Creek. In 1988, they were jointly honored by the Nebraska Hereford Association as “Hereford Man of the Year.”
?In 1971, the he and his wife semi-retired and moved to Missouri. They lived in and near Savannah, traveled and collected antiques.
?Anderson’s wife died in 1990, after 52 years of marriage. He continued to live in Savannah until he moved into a retirement center in Lincoln in 2005.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents, Carl and Elizabeth; eight brothers and sisters; a great-grandson.
Survivors include: his children—David (Karen) of Austin, TX, Nancy Fisher (companion George Prince) of Gothenburg, Elaine (Richard) Peters of Lincoln, Ellen (William, Sr.) Kent of Holbrook and Walter (Darla) of Easton, MO; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Memorials are suggested to donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.
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