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07/29/2019 - Clyde 'Andy' Anderson

A memorial service for Clyde “Andy” Anderson, age 92, of Chadron, NE will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, NE.
Burial will be at the Gering West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, NE.

A memorial has been established for the Chadron State College Foundation or the American Legion. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com.

Andy passed away on July 16, 2019 at Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, NE after a short illness. He was born on July 31, 1926 in Minatare, NE to Beatrice Anderson and Bud Leonard. He graduated from Minatare High School in 1944 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corp, where he served two years during WWII and was honorably discharged. He then signed a pro baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing one year before enrolling at Chadron State College in 1949. He graduated in 1953 with a degree in biology and physical education. He taught and coached in Broadwater, NE and Gurley, NE until he joined Bankers Life Nebraska as an agent in Scottsbluff in 1959. During his 28-year career with Bankers Life as a general agent, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Trophy once and was runner up 5 times as the top agency in the country. He married Lois England on March 13, 1948. They raised three daughters, Karen, Cathy, and Robyn.

Andy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time at his hunting lodge in Lisco, NE where he spent countless hours with family and friends sharing his love for conservation and nature. In 1987, he became a charter member for the Living Legacy Club, which is an important part of the Chadron State Foundation. He was active in the Scottsbluff-Gering Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Oshkosh and Scottsbluff Country Clubs. In 2014, accompanied by his daughter Cathy, he was recognized for his military service by the Honor Flight in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the American Legion, had been a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the Chadron Pitch Club, and played poker every Tuesday at his home. He was also a Chadron State Foundation trustee.

Andy is survived by wife Sharon Davis of Chadron, NE; daughter Cathy and husband Brent Castinado of Omaha, NE; daughter Robin Anderson of Scottsbluff, NE; stepdaughters Annette and Shane Aulick and Jana and Alan DeHaven of Scottsbluff, NE; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Andy was preceded in death by first wife Lois J. Anderson, second wife Mary Horse; his parents; sister Betty Lou Leonard; and daughter Karen J. Nicastro.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Clyde “Andy” Anderson.

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