Tuesday, March 13, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard, American Legion #82 & VFW #4502
Monday, March 12, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sharing of Memories ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
LeRoy “Lee” R. Andresen, 93, of Wahoo, NE, died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home in Wahoo, NE. He was born December 22, 1924 in West Point, NE to Hans and Alvina (Bossow) Andresen. Lee finished 8th grade and then helped his parents farm. On March 3, 1945, he married Esther Baldwin and entered the Army that same month. Lee moved to Wahoo, NE in 1950 and worked for Anderson Auto.
Lee and his brother, Hans, started an auto repair and salvage company until 1962. Then he started managing the Sinclair gas station and he also was owner and chef of the Cliff House Restaurant and Motel. After he divorced, Lee worked for Indian Creek Cattle Company for five years in Memphis, NE. He married Sharon Duckworth in 1978. Lee then started a siding business that lasted 22 years and he retired in 2000 at 75 years old.
Lee attended Destiny and Methodist Churches. He was a life member of VFW #4502 in Wahoo; a member of the Wahoo Gun Club and in the 50’s and 60’s a member of the Wahoo Fire Dept. He was the last of the 5 charter members of the Wahoo Coin Club that he and his brother started in the 60’s. Lee served as president 4 times and was elected for the clubs 50th year in 2011 when he was 87 years old. He raised registered quarter horses 40 years and was president of the Wahoo Saddle Club 4 times. Lee served on the board for the Wahoo Senior Center 3 times and enjoyed playing cards there. He was a deer hunter and hunted in Wyoming and Nebraska for 49 years.
He is survived by wife, Sharon Andresen; 4 children, Clay Andresen, Andrea (Jerry) Schlecht, Michael Andresen, Russell (Rhonda) Andresen; 3 step-children, Tracey (John) Stuchlick, Troy Duckworth and Tye Duckworth; 17 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Hans and Alvina; brothers, Hans and Frederick; sisters Marie, Rose, Eileen and Viola; infant daughter, Josephine; sons, Gary and Randall; granddaughter, Nicki Sudik.
Lee was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was faithful to the end and he loved his Lord with all his heart.