|Pilot Tribune 16 April 1979|
Kennard Farmer Killed When Machine Tipped Into Post
A 29 year old Kennard man, Terry Charles Andersen, was killed on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 1979. Mr. Andersen was killed at his farm, on the north edge of Kennard, when the skid-loader type of equipment tipped forward into a post. Mr. Andersen was struck in the chest by the post and was believed to have died instantly.
Mrs. Andersen was in the house at the time of the accident. She reportedly looked out the window and realized something was wrong. She and one of her sons, tried to use the pickup truck and a chain to pull the machine back away from the post. Efforts of Mrs. Andersen and the Kennard Rescue Squad could not revive Mr. Andersen.
Funeral services for Mr. Andersen were held on Saturday, April 14th at the First Lutheran Church in Blair. Rev. Wayne Josephson and Rev. John Petersen officiated. Burial was in the Kennard Cemetery.
Terry Andersen was born at Fremont, Nebraska on July 22, 1949. He was married to the former Karen Nixon**, on September 21, 1969*. His wife Karen survives him along with sons Mark and Todd, all of Kennard.
Also surviving include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Andersen of Kennard; Grandmother, Mrs. Torvel Andersen of Blair and Grandmother Mrs. Gustav Kahnk of Fremont.
Brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Charles Elvers of Toledo, Ohio; Tom and Tim Anderson of Blair.
Pallbearers were: Ronald Andreasen, William Jensen, Gary Mathiesen, Roger Mathiesen, Larry Stratbucker, and Larry Wulf.
Terry was a member of the Army Reserves and was Secretary-Treasurer of the National Cattleman’s Association.
•Article hard to read, not sure if 1968 or 1969.
•News article had Mardelle Kahnk but that was his mother.
Note: Terry is buried in the Kennard Cemetery in Blk 7 Lot 36 Sp 4.
Find A Grave Memorial# 26208273
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~