Durl Floyd Anderson, 94, of Brady, Nebraska, died October 25, 2019 in Grand Island, NE.
He was born August 11, 1925 in Meadow Grove, NE, son of Floyd and Lilac (May) Anderson. Durl grew up hunting and fishing on the Elkhorn river between Oak Dale and Meadow Grove.
Durl served his country in the United States Navy from Dec. 18, 1943 to May 16, 1946. He was a hard worker, he always worked a full time job and farmed as well to provide for his family. He worked as a mechanic for the Department of Roads and as an auto mechanic at several garages through out the years. He worked as a machinist at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant in Grand Island in the 60's and early 70's. He then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte as a machinist in 1972 where he retired from in the 1980's. Even though Durl worked two jobs at a time he always made time for his family, attending all of the school functions and activities he could.
He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Durl enjoyed hunting and fishing. He helped his son Dennis with his stock car and they raced in Hastings, Kearney, North Platte, O'Neill and Smith Center,KS.
He is survived by son, Dennis (Penny) Anderson of Holdrege, daughters, Gerrie Roberson of Brady, Becky (Earl) Johnson of Scottsbluff, Brenda Anderson of North Platte, Sheila Anderson of Grand Island, and Shelley St. John of Bennington, 10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; nephews Roger Kollmar, Mel Kollmar, David Short, niece Diana Davis Chavez and extended family.
Durl was preceded in death by his wife Helga, his parents, grandson Zacary Lehl, son-in-law Scott St. John, sisters May Adair Anderson Davis and Delia Darleen Anderson Ferris, brother Alva F Anderson, brother-in-law O'Dell "Dell" Davis; nephews Carl Floyd Kollmar and Elton O'Dell Kollmar.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held at Brady Community Bible Church, October 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm with Pastor Robert Litzenberger officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Cozad, NE.
Memorials may be given to the Brady Community Bible Church.