LaVerne D. Anderson
Date of Birth
April 21, 1934
Osceola, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 2, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Thursday, March 5, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland Fire and Rescue

LaVerne “Lefty” D. Anderson, 85 of Ashland entered into eternal rest Monday, March 2, 2020 at Azria Health Center in Ashland.  He was born April 21, 1934 in Osceola, NE to Oscar and Florence (Barker) Anderson.  He was a graduate of Clarks High School in Clarks, NE.  LaVerne served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1956  He was united in marriage to Carol (Ksiazek) on April 4, 1959 in Clarks, NE, from this union four children were born.  LaVerne worked many years for LT&T before retiring as a district manager for Wahoo and David City.  He also enjoyed working in hospitality at the SAC Museum.  Lefty was an avid sports fan who loved attending any sport activity his grandkids were involved in.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion #129 and the Ashland Rotary.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Anderson; children, Rodney (Pam) Anderson of Miles, IA, Karen (Dave) Romans of Ashland, Peggy (Don) Onwiler of Panama, NE and Tom (Krissy) Anderson of Blair, NE; grandchildren, Phil (Maggie) Onwiler, Mark (Jordan) Onwiler, Tim (Morgan) Onwiler, Janessa Onwiler, J.J. Onwiler, Craig (Jessi) Anderson, Barb (Wyatt) Marburger, Dan Romans, Brian (Emily) Romans, Liz (Jake) Barry, Jennifer (Zach) Orr, Samantha Anderson, Morgan Anderson and Jayme Anderson; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Joe, Clara and Isaiah Onwiler, Olivia Onwiler, Elijah and Jonah Onwiler, Ainsley, Alister, Amos, August and Andi Lou Barry, Henry Orr, Luke, Ashlyn and Alyza Anderson, Lillian Marburger; sisters-in-law, Wilma (Bob)  Calvin, and Betty (Monte) Roumpf; brothers-in-law, Jim (Pat) Ksiazek and Robert (Edna) Ksiazek.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.




Condolences for LaVerne D. Anderson
  1. Aaron Eby
    • March 2, 2020 - 11 months ago

    “My deepest condolences go out to your family. I will miss the presence of the truly lovable and kind person he was.”

  2. Vana Rogers
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    So very sorry to hear of this. Hold close all the great memories to your heart. Thinking of you all.

  3. Corey, Roni and children
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    The Thorell Family sends our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Anderson Family during this challenging Life moment. We send Answered Prayers of Comfort, Joy, Peace, and Love to each of You, and God’s Favor, Grace, Mercy, and Love be with and upon You, Amen

  4. Karen Stump
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    Nicest man you could ever meet. Traveled to Ashland everyday for weeks to help run jumpers and do the cutover. Rest In Peace.

  5. Gary and Leslie Krings
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    Anderson Family,
    Extending our Sympathies to all.
    May your memeories be held close in heart,and May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him.
    Peace and Prayers,
    Gary and Leslie Krings

  6. JC Colson
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    I had the pleasure of working with Lefty at the SAC Museum. He was a wonderful, caring, man. He loved the Museum and loved spending time talking to everyone that visited. He worked at the Museum up into his 80’s. I will always remember his laugh, his great sense of humor and his kind heart. The last time he came to the Museum he had his Royal Blue Kansas City Royals hat on. He will be truly missed. To Carol and Family my thoughts are with you all. Always remember that Lefty will always be with you now and forever in your heart and in your memories.

  7. Linda Ksiazek
    • March 3, 2020 - 11 months ago

    Carol and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Lefty was such a nice man. I have a lot of good memories of the early years at the farm of all of you.

  8. Ryan Jurgens
    • March 4, 2020 - 11 months ago

    Carol and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. It seems like yesterday when I was introduced to the Anderson family. Lefty was always so kind and friendly and I enjoyed being around all of you. On behalf of myself and my children, I wish you all peace and comfort! God be with you now and forever.

  9. Byron Sutton
    • March 4, 2020 - 11 months ago

    I am so saddened to receive the news of the passing of Lefty Anderson. He was an extremely classy man who was a dedicated fan of Ashland-Greenwood Athletics. I will always be grateful for his loyal support of our basketball team during the four years I was coach at Ashland. My heartfelt prayers go out to his friends and family. Byron Sutton

  10. Marie Miller
    • March 30, 2020 - 10 months ago

    I recently found out about Lefty. Just wanted the entire family to know how sorry we are for your loss. Lefty was a kind man to all. Marie Arnold Miller and family

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