Anderson, William Lindy (Bill)
William (Bill) Lindy Anderson was called home on Saturday August 11, 2012, four months after being diagnosed with cancer. Bill was born in Chicago Illinois in 1927, the son of Signe and Gustav Anderson, and was raised there and in Omaha Nebraska. When he was 17, with the permission of his mother, he joined the U.S. Navy, and was sent to serve in the Pacific Ocean theater during WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, he moved to Omaha. It is there where he met and married his wife of 46 years, Shirley Jean Anderson (Urban) in 1948. Bill worked in sales for his entire career while helping to raise a family of 2 sons and a daughter with Shirley. After his retirement from the sales career, he then worked for 10 years at the Red Cross, driving their bloodmobile throughout Nebraska and Iowa. Bill and Shirley moved to Grand Junction Colorado in 1991 to spend their retirement years in what they referred to as their 'Shang-ra-la'. Bill thoroughly enjoyed traveling in the Rocky Mountain state while living there. After the passing of his wife Shirley in 1994, and then the passing of his long-time companion Mary in 2009, Bill returned to live in Omaha. Bill was glad to be back in Omaha, where he spent his time making new friends, visiting with old friends and family, living in his apartment in the Millard area. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Signe and Gustav Anderson; his sister, Joy Grask; his wife, Shirley; and companion, Mary Colman. He is survived by son, Jack (Linda) Anderson; daughter, Debra Acers; son, Kevin (Sharon) Anderson; grandchildren, Emily, Julia, Christopher, Joshua, Benjamin, Sarah, Alex, Austin; and 7 great-grandchildren. Our family would like to express our gratefulness to the doctors, nurses and staff to the Veterans Administration Hospital for their care and attention to dad during his time of need. We also want to give thanks to the care-givers of the Visiting Nurse Association, you helped Bill tremendously when he needed it most. And to the caring staff of the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, thank-you so much for all that you did to help dad, and us, to be as comfortable as possible in his final hours here. The family has requested that in lieu of any flowers, memorial gift contributions may be sent to: The Visiting Nurse Association, 12565 West Center Road, Suite 100 Omaha, Nebraska 68144; or The Josie Harper Hospice House, 7415 Cedar Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 10am at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Inurnment at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. Military Honors by the Millard American Legion and VFW. WESTLAWN-HILLCREST
Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500 www.westlawnhillcrest.com
Published by Omaha World-Herald from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2012.