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Donald J. Andersen, 81, of Fremont NE Formerly of Rural Uehling NE


Donald J. Andersen was born to Jens and Irene (Mack) Andersen March 19, 1935 on the family farm west of Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 81 years.

Don attended Palmquist Country School, District #33. He moved with his family, to a farm they purchased east of Uehling, in 1943. There, he attended Meyer Country School District #67. He graduated from Uehling High School in 1953. After graduation, he continued to farm with his father. In 1957, he joined the Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged in 1963.

On February 26, 1961, he married Patsy Brokaw at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. They lived on a farm east of Uehling, where they raised their family. Through the years, Don worked at various places to supplement their farm income. In June 1981, he was hired as head of maintenance at Logan View Jr./Sr. High School. He eventually quit farming, and continued his job at Logan View, retiring in 2000. The couple moved to Fremont, where Patsy was employed, in 1998.

He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, where he was confirmed on June 5, 1949.

Don enjoyed his family, and always looked forward to the occasions when the family would get together for birthdays, holidays or cookouts in the summer. He enjoyed camping trips the family took together as the children were raised. Don liked to fish, and relished the fishing trips he was able to take to Canada with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed when the grandchildren came to stay for visits, as they were growing up.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Andersen; parents-in-law, Charles and Ethel Brokaw.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy; sons, Kevin Andersen of Fremont, Kelly Andersen of Omaha, NE, Kent (Brenda) Andersen of Oakland, Kris Andersen of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Drew Andersen of Savannah, GA, Alexandra (Kelvin) Brooks of Omaha, Kaleb (Luryn) Andersen of Oakland, Max (Paige) Andersen of St. George, KS, William Andersen of Oakland; twin great granddaughters, Elsie and Scarlett Brooks of Omaha; great grandson, Emersen Donald Andersen of Oakland; nieces and nephews.

Memorial Visitaion

Fri., May 6th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue, Oakland, NE 68045

Family will be receiving friends from 5-7 pm.

Memorial Service

Sat., May 7th at 1:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
201 North Davis Avenue, Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Uehling Auditorium.

Donald Andersen

Donald Andersen

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