Gary A. Anderson, age 71 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Sunday, December 08, 2013 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge.
Memorial Services will be on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Katherine Russell officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, NE. There will be a gathering at the church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Gary Allen Anderson was born on September 16, 1942 in Holt County by O'Neill, Nebraska to Marvin and Margaret (Prescot) Anderson. Gary had seven siblings: Marvin, Stella, Mary Marie (Sue), Frances and Larry, Lois, and Darrell. Gary grew up and graduated from O'Neil High School in 1960 and then attended a trade school in Omaha for body and fender work. He met his future bride, Judith K. Atkinson at Butte, Nebraska on a blind date. They were married on November 2, 1964 in Rapid City, SD. Gary and his family lived in Dixon, Nebraska and that is where he had his body and mechanic business, Anderson's & Sons.
Gary enjoyed working on cars, fishing, hunting, and gardening. He liked to collect antiques such as kerosene lamps. His favorite color was white, favorite TV program were fights, favorite meal was chicken or meat loaf, favorite month was his birthday in September, favorite sport was football, favorite sweet was candy of any kind and loved raisin cream pie.
He was a member of the Corner Stone Faith Center Church at Sioux City, Iowa. He retired due to his health about five years ago and became a resident of Park View Haven on February 17, 2012.
Gary is survived by his wife Judith of Crete, NE; five children and their spouses, Roger and Christy Anderson of Coleridge, Ronnie and Diana Anderson of Coleridge, Chad and Shawna Anderson of Sioux Rapids, IA, Keith and Callie Anderson of Dixon, NE, and Rebecca and Mike O'Connell of Lincoln, NE; 23 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters - Larry and Shirley Anderson of Concord, NE, Lois and Gary Barber of Rapid City, SD, Fran Snow of Woodriff, WS, Stella Kohler of Arizona, Mary Marie (Sue) Cudo of Glendale, AZ, Marvin Anderson of Brownsville, Oregon; half brother Darrell and wife Jody Anderson of Dixon, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Duane Anderson; sister Deloris Anderson; step-mother Betty Anderson; two grandson's Tyler and Duane Jr.; one granddaughter Kaitlynn Anderson.
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Gary had a HUGE personality and was a good man. He will be missed by myself and all of us at Parkview Haven. May God Bless his soul as well as his family at this difficult time.
My condolences goes out to the anderson family at this time. Gary was a great man with a huge heart. He was a great grandfather to my son Justin and we will miss him so much. RIP Gary and know you are still the best father in law in my eyes and grandfather.
Im so sorry i didnt get to make it like i really wanted to but i want all of you to know that i love you and we will make it through this hard time. Grandpa i want you to know that i love you and im going to miss you dearly.
Gary was my cousin's son. I remember him well when he was a teen-ager at O'Neill Nebraska. He will be missed greatly.
Beverly Meyer Ehrenberg
Losing a family member is tough anytime of the year, but especially at the holidays. God had a purpose for Gary and he'll be spending Christmas with Jesus. I pray this his family will lean upon each other and remember the good memories. May God's comfort surround you during these challenging days ahead.
Our sympathy to family & friends of Gary. He was a very likable man and we enjoyed visiting with him in our mail & phone call mix-ups. May God Bless you with many good memories of him
Gary & Mila Anderson
We wanted to offer our love, prayers and support to all of you. Please know that God is caring for you through the hands and hearts of others.
Jen and Chris Prior and Family
Our thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time. May God surround you with peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead.
Darrell & Jo Anderson
What a great person! Loved visiting with `Pops` whenever we ran into each other~always a smile! Heartfelt sympathy to all his family!
Rick & Deanna McCoy
Condolences to the Anderson Family. May God bring you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Tonia Starks Kohl
When someone passes away, so much time is spent remembering memories of times you have shared with them. Gary and his family were so special to each one of our family. We had not seen him for a long time, but he was often in our thoughts. God be with each of you as you remember Marvin and the special place he has in your hearts. (His father was my first cousin.
Ruby Meyer Dobias
Judy was scanning the Yankton Paper and saw Gary's Obituary .. So sorry to hear this, you and the family has my sympathy and prayers.. Get in touch if you need to talk.. Love Trudi
Trudi Carmen Gilson
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