Obituary Details

Lyle Wayne Anderson

(03/04/1917 - 02/07/1963)
Courtesy of The Harrison Sun, 02/14/1963

Lyle Anderson Dies of Heart Attack at Ranch Thurs.

Lyle Wayne Anderson, 45, died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack while working alone loading hay with a tractor some 300 yards from his home on the ranch in the Story community.

His body was discovered slumped over on the tractor about 4:15 by Jiggs and Merlin Mader who had gone to the ranch on business. They had gone first to the house and Mrs. Anderson told them where her husband was working. The tractor was apparently moving slowly toward the truck when the heart attack came. The engine evidently killed as the tractor pressed against the truck and no damage was done.

Sheriff Lew Sherrill was called as well as the ambulance with Bill Powell and Carl Nelson taking the body to Houston Funeral Home in Crawford. A number of neighbors responded immediately to help at the ranch.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist Memorial Church in Harrison Monday afternoon with Rev. V, Mearl Hainsey officiating. Interment was in the Crawford Cemetery.

Lyle Wayne Anderson was born in Sioux County on March 4, 1917. He attended Sioux County High School for two years and completed his high school training in Crawford.

Lyle resided with his parents and brother Clair on the home ranch until July of 1941 when he entered the Armed Forces. He served in the Field Artillery with combat forces in the South Pacific until his discharge in August of 1945.

Upon returning to the states he secured employment with the Rymer Plumbing Firm of Scottsbluff. While residing there he married Myra Jorgenson on May 27, 1946. They had one daughter, Linda Sue. In 1950 Lyle, Myra, and Linda moved to the home ranch north of Harrison. He was residing there with his family at the time of his death.

Lyle was active in numerous civic, church, community, and service organizations. He was a member of the Methodist Memorial Church in Harrison, active in the American Sunday School Union, present commander of the V.F.W. Post No. 7970, secretary of the school board, District Soil Conservation supervisor, and an active member of the Nebraska School Improvement Association.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother Elvin, his father Walter who died in January of 1960, and his brother Clair who died in November of 1962.

Lyle was survived by his wife Myra, his daughter Linda Sue, and his mother Mrs. Minnie Anderson.

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Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.
Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.

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