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Wesley Anderson, 93 - September 21, 2017

Wesley Anderson, 93, of Gothenburg passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
Memorial services were conducted at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with the Rev. David Boyd officiating.
Anderson was born at home north of Gothenburg on May 2, 1924, son of Charles and Hattie (Peterson) Anderson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1941.
He married Dorris Henderson on Dec. 2, 1951. The couple made their home on the farm where they raised three children.
Anderson believed in a strong work ethic and taught his children to love the land and the rural way of life, according to family members. The family was honored in 2011 as a Pioneer Farm Family.
After he and his wife’s retirement in the fall of 1980, they moved into Gothenburg.
He was a charter member of the Cozad Elks and served on various community boards.
Anderson enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, cards and fishing, said the family.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Dorris Anderson in 2005; his parents, Charlie and Hattie; sisters—Opal Maline and Delores Knoedler; twin brother, Wallace Anderson.
?Survivors include: two sons—Britt (Jo) Anderson and Gregg (Jackie) Anderson, all of Gothenburg; his daughter, Lynn (Ray) Thompson of Lincoln; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren including grandsons—Brock (Stacy), Braden (Lindly) Anderson, Bryce (Heidi), Ava (Abrielle) Anderson, Schulyer Anderson, Trevor (Danette), Beckett, Braelynn, Briarr Anderson, Travis (Kristina) and Berkley Anderson; granddaughters—Melissa (Josh) and Alaina and Kenna Wilcox, Jena (Marty) and Molly (Zachary) Ziemba, Jacy (Travis) and Hadley Ostergard; special friend, Elaine Finke; brothers-in-law—Harold Knoedler and Ivan (Jean) Henderson; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave., P.O. Box 194, Gothenburg, NE 69138.