Funeral Services for Kenneth N. Anderson will be conducted from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell, Nebraska on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Gale Dorn and Reverend Darrel Wissmann officiating. Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Axtell.
Kenneth “Kenny” Norwood Anderson, 94 years of age, of Holdrege, (formerly of Axtell) passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege. Kenneth was born February 14, 1919 on the family farm, north of Funk, Nebraska, the second of five children born to Ephraim T. and Clara (Nelson) Anderson. He attended school in Phelps County until the 8th grade and later helped his dad on the farm. At the age of 17, Kenny’s mother passed and because of the economic times, he found work in Minnesota and Idaho, to help support the family.
On October 22, 1939, he was united in marriage to Jeanne Moore in Holdrege and to this union three daughters were born: Deanna, Carol Sue and Kathy. The family made their home on a farm north of Axtell until 1964, when they moved to town. Kenneth and Jeanne were devoted to each other for 70 years of marriage.
Kenneth was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell, where he served on the Church council for many years. He also served 12 years on the Axtell CO-OP Board, was a volunteer fireman, and was elected to the Kearney County Weed Board.
After retirement, Kenny and Jeanne enjoyed traveling with friends and playing golf.
Kenny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was devoted to Jeanne for over 10 years during her illness, later moving to assisted living himself.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeanne on November 2, 2009; one granddaughter, Lisa Weis; sister, Ruth Peterson; sisters-in-law: Laurene Anderson, Maggie Erickson and Irene Hedberg; and brothers-in-law: Robert Moore and Newt Moore.
Kenneth is survived by his three daughters: Deanna Bergstrom of Holdrege, Nebraska, Carol Reed and her husband, Larry of Kearney, Nebraska and Kathy Weis and her husband, Darrel of Kearney, Nebraska; seven grandchildren: Brent Bergstrom and his wife, Cindy of Wilcox, Holly Artz and her husband, Brent of Wilcox, Jill Guthrie of Hildreth, Nebraska, Stacy Teter and her husband, Larry of Ogallala, Nebraska, Mark Olson and his wife, Michelle of Omaha, Nebraska, Dawn Anne Russell and husband, Thad of Hampton, Nebraska, Brett Weis and his wife, Kristy of Kearney; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; brother, Bruce Anderson and his wife, Kathy of Holdrege, Nebraska; sisters, Muriel Kardell and her husband, Kenneth of Dixon, Nebraska and Elna Bragg of Holdrege; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell, Nebraska.
A memorial has been established and is suggested to Axtell Fire Department or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Axtell.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.