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1947 Junior 2023

Ernest F. Anderson, Jr.

June 10, 1947 — February 4, 2023

St. Paul

 

Ernest F. Anderson, Jr., 75, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, surrounded by his family.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Steven Neal will officiate. Casual attire is requested by his family. Private family inurnment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

The service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Junior was born on June 10, 1947, at St. Paul, the son of Ernest E. and LaVonne E. (Adams) Anderson, Sr. He attended Howard County Schools and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1965. He then attended Kearney State College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in education. He student taught at Ralston Public Schools and also got his pilot’s license.

Following graduation from college in 1970 he taught English and was the wrestling coach at Palmer High School for several years. In 1974, he began farming near St. Paul.

He was united in marriage to Pat L. Forbes on Sept. 8, 1990, at Palmer. He always prided himself for being a progressive farmer and was still farming at the time of his death.

Junior enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and air boating on the Loup River. He also enjoyed traveling on tropical vacations and sailing catamarans. Junior loved people and made friends with everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Anderson of St. Paul; mother, LaVonne Anderson of St. Paul; children and spouses, Michelle and Rob Colgrove of Lincoln and their children, Caleb and Cassandra, Reed Anderson of St. Paul and his children, McKenna, Mason, Ryder and William, and Ty and Mollie Anderson of St. Paul and their daughter, Norah; and a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Duane Bentley of Berthoud, CO.

He was preceded in death by his father and his beloved dog , Sam.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

1306 Howard Ave, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Memorial Service

Thursday, February 9, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

1306 Howard Ave, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Private Family Burial

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Elmwood Cemetery

Saint Paul, NE 68873

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