|Birth: ||Nov. 15, 1910|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1997|
Ralph M. Anderson, the son of Aaron and Ethel (Whitehead) Anderson, was born November 15, 1910 at Tampa, Kansas. He departed this life on Thursday, February 13, 1997 at the Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital in Superior, Nebraska at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 28 days.
As a young boy, Ralph moved with his parents to Smolan, Kansas, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1930. He was united in marriage with Emma Nelson on July 19, 1937 at Lindsborg, Kansas. This union was blessed with four sons, Ralph Milton, Roy Keith, Wayne Philip, and Carl Robert. They made their home farming in the Gypsum, Kansas area until 1960, when they moved to their present farm home east of Guide Rock, Nebraska.
Ralph possessed a variety of interests and activities which occupied his leisure time. He was an avid gardener and was happiest when he was outside working. He was particularly proud of his orchard, and spent many hours nuturing his trees and harvesting his fruit. Ralph also enjoyed feeding the birds and keeping a watchful eye out for the yearly migration of bald eagles along the river. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Guide Rock Masonic Lodge #128 A.F. & A.M., the Order of Eastern Star and the Guide Rock Lions Club. Ralph never allowed any of these activities to diminish his greatest lover and enthusiasm in life, that for his family. In later years, he also looked forward to their trips to visit with the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Chester Anderson.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Emma; sons Ralph Jr. and wife Carol of Guide Rock, Roy and wife Rosemary of Guide Rock, Wayne and wife July of Yale, Oklahoma, and Carl and wife Peggy of Little Rock, Arkansas; a special nephew, Mike Anderson and wife Jayne of Smolan, Kansas; also surviving are 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a sister Lois Brewer and husband Joe of Elmo, Kansas; other relatives, and his many friends.
Aaron Elmer Anderson (1876 - 1944)
Ethel Leora Whitehead Anderson (1878 - 1934)
Emma Victoria Nelson Anderson (1915 - 2008)*
Albert Paul Anderson (1906 - 1987)*
Chester A. Anderson (1909 - 1994)*
Ralph Milton Anderson (1910 - 1997)
Lois Marian Anderson Brewer (1916 - 2011)*
Parents of Ralph, Roy, Wayne & Carl
Guide Rock Cemetery
Plot: Section 6, Lot 64, Row 1
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Jul 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55257894