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Delmar Anderson

February 14, 1929 — November 13, 2015

Delmar  Anderson, 86, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died November 13, 2015 in Gothenburg, NE.

Delmar Eugene Anderson was born 4th son of Henning G. and Alice (Sreves) Anderson on February 14, 1929, Valentine's Day (the day of the Chicago Massacre).  He grew up in Wild Horse Valley, attending Svea Dal Church and working for farmers in the valley.

Delmar graduated from Milwaukee Bible College in 1950 and that summer was united in marriage to Pauline Pike on July 8, at Newaygo, MI.  The first few months of married life were spent visiting churches to raise financial support for mission work in the Belgian Congo, Africa.

The couple left the shores of the USA on March 1, 1951 on the Norwegian tanker, Tatra.  After several stops along the African coast, they arrived at Matadi on April 1.  They continued their trip up the Congo River on an old Mississippi paddle boat, arriving at Mission Kama on April 15.  Del was involved with agriculture, youth ministries, pastoral training and station maintenance.

When Congo received its independence in 1960, it was not safe for those in the bush country to remain as there was no way to leave quickly. The family returned to the USA and made their home in Denver, CO.  Del entered the sales field and spent one year as interim pastor at Derby Community Church.  He received a call to pastor the Cope Community Church in Eastern Colorado and remained there for 7 years.  During this time, he received his Ordination to the Ministry by the Grace Gospel Fellowship in Grand Rapids, MI.

Delmar then returned to sales and was available as a supply pastor for several churches in Eastern Colorado.  In 1982 he was called to be the visitation pastor for Grace Memorial Church in Denver, and later assumed the Senior Pastor responsibility. While in Denver he attended classes at Denver Seminary.
In 1994 Del and Pauline retired from the ministry and moved to the Wild Horse Valley, restoring the house Del was born in.  He enjoyed country life doing carpentry work and serving as a supply pastor.  They moved to Gothenburg in 2006 and lived there before spending his final years at Hilltop Estates.

He is survived by Pauline, his wife of 65 years, five daughters: Susan Magnuson of Eaton, CO; Donna (Fred) Priest of Orlando, FL; Coni (Randy) Darling of Ault, CO; Dotty (Dale) Wheatley of Union, WA; and Deanna Anderson of Brady. Eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, one sister, Jewel (Forrest) Johnson of Gothenburg, one brother, Wendel Anderson of Omaha, NE, and two sisters-in-law Nadine Johnson of Portland, OR and Eloise Wasilchenko of Newaygo, MI.

He was proceeded in death by one daughter Alyce Cristine, his parents, grand daughter Jordanne Gerbing, son-in-law Ted Magnuson, five brothers Ray, Wilbert, Glen, Verlin and Cecil , two sisters-in-law Norrene Anderson and Marilyn Anderson and two brothers-in-law Vern Johnson and Jim Wasilchenko.

Memorial Services will be held at Evangelical Free Church, 1721  Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE, on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Pastors Fred Priest and Ken Sawyer officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Grace Bible College or Radio Kahuzi, c/o the family, 1722 Ave H, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to

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