David Paul Anderson, 63, of rural Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, following a brave fight with cancer, at the Anderson Home place.
He was born January 12, 1950, in Lexington, Nebraska to James B. and Kathleen E. (Norris) Anderson.
David attended rural school at District #59 through the 8th grade. He then went onto graduate from Lexington High School with the class of 1968. While in high school David trained horses for Wayne Smith, thus began his lifelong love of horses. He worked in agriculture and sold cars in Kearney prior to going into the United States Navy. He served his country from September of 1975, until being honorably discharged in November of 1977.
After his time in the service he moved to New Mexico where he worked as a Line Maintenance Supervisor for the railroad. After his father died he eventually moved back to the home place and cared for his mother until she moved to assisted living at Park Avenue Estates.
David enjoyed gardening, hunting and horses. He loved his life-long friend and was so very appreciative of Rob Heins and Rob's wife Brenda for the care given to him during his illness. David had a special way about him with his gentle sense of humor and good natured teasing that put everyone at ease. After his diagnosis of cancer his perspective on life took on a whole new meaning and he would be forever grateful to his caretakers and friends.
David is survived by his mother of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters; Connie Wolfe of Lincoln, Nebraska and Jennifer Andersen of Lincoln, Nebraska; two nephews and their families; David (Kristi) Harrington of Mineola, Iowa, and Corey (Tory) Harrington of Lincoln, Nebraska; niece, Kristi Nichols and her family of Lincoln, Nebraska; Aunt; Virgene (Dale) (Fagot) Forest of Roanoke, Texas; as well as many friends, extended family and caregivers.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, James; and, aunts and uncles.
It was David's wishes that his body be cremated with no formal service. His wishes will be carried through.
Memorials are suggested to Dawson County Horse 4-H Clubs, c/o Reynolds-Love Funeral Home, 106 W. 8th St. Lexington, Nebraska 68850.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. To remember David with Online condolences please go to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.