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Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

WISNER — Services for Gail Anderson, 82, Wisner, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner. The Rev. Jared Hartman will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Wisner Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and will continue on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service, all at the church.

He died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.

Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting with arrangements.


Gail Hudson Anderson was born on March 7, 1937, at West Point, to Merlin and Ruth (Miller) Anderson. Gail attended Cuming County Rural School District 30 and graduated from Wisner High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958.

On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Joleen Luedtke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner. The couple farmed and fed cattle near Wisner and also operated a trucking firm, Cattlemen’s Express, for a number of years.

Gail was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, was a member of the Wisner Lion’s Club and was currently serving as a councilman for the City of Wisner. He was always willing to lend a hand or provide equipment for area activities. His hobbies included supporting the Nebraska Huskers, collecting tractors of all sizes and participating in tractor rides. He loved spending time with his family and attending his granddaughters’ and great-granddaughters’ activities.

Survivors include his spouse of 62 years, Joleen Anderson of Wisner; his daughter, Lorie and Mitch Ayers of Norfolk and family Lisa and Colby Langenberg of Norfolk (daughters Lexie and Kendal) and Holly Ayers of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a son, Tim Anderson of Omaha; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd and Sharyl Luedtke of Laurel. Nieces and nephews also survive Gail.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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PENDER — Services for Elsbeth “Elsie” Jahde, 85, Pender, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. The Rev. Karen McNeil-Utecht will officiate. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.

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Services for Dennis L. Burnison, 60, Aurora, Colo., formerly of Stanton, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Chapel of Horan & McConaty in Aurora. The Rev. Jay Oertli will officiate.

LEIGH — Memorial services for Karen R. Boning, 70, Menomonie, Wis., formerly of Leigh, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Creston.

LINDSAY — Services for Irene Gasper, 82, Platte Center, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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Jimmy Johns