Teddy “Ted” Dean Anderson was born April 4, 1937 in Julesburg, Colo., to Andy and Verna (Samuelson) Anderson. Ted grew up in Southwest Nebraska, including Lemoyne, Chase and Hayes Counties and a short time in Guffy, Colo. Ted graduated from Wauneta High School in 1955.
On Oct. 19, 1958, Ted was united in marriage to Carolyn Kay Roschewski at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church south of Wauneta. They spent 53 years together until Carolyn passed away in 2011. To this union three children were born: Cleve, Todd and Frank. They resided in Wauneta until moving east of Wauneta, where they started a hog operation farrowing hogs.
Ted completed auctioneer school and worked for Wallace Construction until he started his career at the Wauneta Cooperative Oil Company in 1958, starting with propane delivery and moving into management. He then worked at Hayes County Coop until his retirement in May of 2000.
Ted’s love for football was not unknown to his family and friends. He loved participating in football in high school. He was no stranger in southwest Nebraska for attending Friday night games and then traveling east to the Nebraska Husker games on Saturdays. He enjoyed taking family and friends with him, making regular visits to Tom Osborne’s office to visit with Tom.
Ted was a past Master at the Wauneta Masonic Lodge and later became a Shriner, and he served on the Wauneta Village Board and Wauneta Falls Bank Board in his younger years.
Above all, Ted was a family man. He loved traveling to visit the family farm in Hayes County, attending family reunions, children’s and grandchildren’s events and Christmas with his family.
Ted was confirmed into the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Oct. 11, 2015.
Ted was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, his parents Andy and Verna (Samuelson) Anderson, his brother Harold (Peco) Anderson, sister Diana (Sis) Doetker, brothers-in-law Wayne Roschewski, and Walter Jones and nephews Andrew R. Anderson and Anthony Roschewski .
Ted is survived by his sons Cleve (Brenda) Anderson of Wauneta, Todd (Cindy) Anderson of Grand Island and Frank Anderson of Hamlet; grandchildren Shane (Lindsay) Anderson of Wauneta, Shelby (Katie) Anderson of McCook, Tiffany (Robert) Oschner of St. Francis, Kan., Symphony (Derek) Montey of Hastings and Noah Anderson of Grand Island; great-grandchildren Kiley Anderson, Leighton Anderson, Parker Anderson, Tenlee Anderson, Dominic Montey, Madison Oschner, Collins Anderson, Destiny Montey and Brooklyn Oschner; sisters-in-law Doretta Anderson, Elaine Jones and Elaine Roschewski; brothers-in law Gary Doetker and Danny Roschewski; plus many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ted Anderson passed away on Sept. 11, 2017 at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial, Neb.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauneta at 10 a.m. followed with interment at the Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in Ted’s memory.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.