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Harold "Andy" Anderson

March 11, 1939 — April 1, 2020

Harold Lee Anderson, son of LeRoy and Opal (Wilt) Anderson, was born March 11, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended school in Omaha and graduated from Benson High School in 1957.

Andy, as he was known to most, served in the United States Army from November 25, 1958 until his discharge on February 26, 1962. During his service he was stationed for a time in Turkey.

On September 1, 1961 Andy was married to MaryLouise Stott in Lowell, Massachusetts. They were blessed with three children: Scott, Russ, and Kristi.

Andy lived for many years in LaVista, Nebraska. He served as Mayor of LaVista for 21 years after having been on City Council and was a past president of the Metro Area Planning Agency. He loved to golf and Rangered at Tara Hills in Papillion. He also was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Papillion.

MaryLouise passed away on May 25, 1998. Andy was united in marriage to Sue Swanson on May 10, 2003 at Coryell Park near Brock, Nebraska and the couple made their home in Johnson, Nebraska. Sue’s children Ryan and Misy became a part of Andy’s family.

A 30-year member of the U.S.P.S., Andy served in various capacities as a mail carrier. He was with the Railway Postal Service from 1962-1967, carried letters by hand, and served as a rural mail carrier, which he loved. After retiring from the Postal Service Andy worked at the Casey’s store in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Being a people person, he loved working there and visiting with farmers as they stopped in.

Andy became a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Johnson and joined the Johnson American Legion Post #330. He enjoyed the outdoors, which included hunting, fishing, and camping. Andy loved to follow his grandkids in their many activities they were involved in.

Andy entered Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away there on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the age of 81 years and 21 days. His parents, sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Robert Andersen, brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Deanna Anderson, and sister-in-law Stephanie Swanson preceded him in death.

Left behind to remember Andy’s loving smile include his wife Sue of Johnson; sons and daughters-in-law Scott (Jill) Anderson of Omaha, Russ (Brenda) Anderson of Springfield, NE; daughter and son-in-law Kristi (Scott) Swancutt of Omaha; step-children and spouses Ryan (Sommer) Knippelmeyer of Elmwood; Misy (Terry) Fulton of Nebraska City; grandchildren Erik Anderson, Michael Anderson, Jennifer (Tyler) Priebe, June Anderson (Thomas McCarty), Colleen Anderson (Ryan Hartley); step-grandchildren Madison and Tessa Nuismer, Eva and Knox Knippelmeyer, Libby, Colter, Brianna, Sofia, Isabelle, Nina, Kelby, and Vaeda Fulton; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim (Norma) Anderson of Omaha, Carl (Linda) Anderson of Modale, IA; sister-in-law Luan (Ray) Metzner of David City; brothers-in-law Lonnie (Marilyn) Swanson of Johnson, Ken (Barb) Swanson of Johnson, Larry (Judy) Swanson of Wahoo, Kevin Swanson of Syracuse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A private family memorial service will be Friday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Johnson. Masks are required at the church. The public is welcome at the graveside for burial of ashes that will follow at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse at approximately 11:15 a.m. Graveside Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #330 of Johnson.

There will also be a graveside committal service on Saturday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. at Papillion Cemetery (84th and Giles) in Papillion. Live viewing of this service available here:

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Service Schedule

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Private Family Service

Friday, August 14, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

, Papillion, NE 68046

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