|Posted on line: Wednesday, January 14, 2015; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, January 16, 2015|
Jerome Gilliam Andersen, 82
Jerome Gilliam Andersen, 82, of Blair, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Memorial Community Hospital, surrounded by family.
At Jerome’s request, there will be no funeral service.
Jerome was born Nov. 14, 1932, on a farm north of Spiker, to Carl and Ada (Gilliam) Andersen.
He spent his childhood on a farm near Herman and attended grade school at Spiker School, junior high school at Rose Hill and graduated from Blair High School.
On October 18, 1952, Jerome married Joan Barron of Blair and they were blessed with eight children.
Jerome worked as a farmer and a carpenter until moving to Dayton, Mont., with his family in 1960 to work as a cattle rancher. He also was a dairy farmer while living in Polson, Mont.
In 1966, Jerome and his family moved to Charlo, Mont., where he managed several Cenex co-ops and raised pigs. In 1979, he moved his family to Riverton, Wyo., and continued to manage co-ops.
Jerome moved back to his family farm near Herman in 1987 and ran his own carpentry business until retiring.
He enjoyed long drives in the country, picnics at the lake, researching his family history and a good joke. He loved building things in his shop, where he spent much of his time.
Jerome is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Joan; children: Vickie Kern of Blair, Angela (Larry) Anderson of Hoskins, Dixie (Tom) Liggett of Roundup, Mont., Tammie (Mark) Curtis of South Wayne, Wis., William (Sherry) Andersen of Riverton, Wyo., Martie Andersen of Blair, Kristie (Lawrence) Leathermon of Scottsbluff and Sandy Andersen of Blair; his brother, Richard (Anna Lou) Andersen of New Castle, Wyo.; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in Blair.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in Blair is in charge of arrangements.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~