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 Donald Alan “Skip” Anderson

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Donald Alan “Skip” Anderson

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death
1 Feb 2022 (aged 90)
Burial
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID
236384026 View Source

Donald "Skip" Alan Anderson, 90

June 29, 1931 ~ February 1, 2022

Army veteran

Skip Anderson was born on June 29, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska to Edwin and Dorothy Anderson. He grew up in North Platte, Nebraska where he graduated from high school.

Skip earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1953 from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln before serving in the US Army from 1953-55. After briefly studying education at Iowa State, he started his teaching career in Harlan, Iowa before moving to Fremont where he taught Chemistry for 39 years.

Skip wed Jean Anne Smith on July 10, 1955, at Blair United Methodist Church in Blair, Nebraska. They were blessed with three children: Debra, Pam and Jeff. Skip and Jean briefly lived in Harlan before making Fremont their home where they raised their family. She was the love of his life.

Skip loved music, especially barbershop harmony. He sang lead in the Vocalmotives Quartet, whose schtick left people rolling in the aisles with laughter. His signature flattop haircut was the icing on the cake as the group sang in perfect harmony while the slapstick comedy kept the crowd entertained. His Sunday gig found him singing tenor in the church choir for over 50 years.

Skip taught Chemistry for 38 years at Fremont High School. He impacted hundreds of students with his quick wit, subtle humor and big heart for educating kids. He was a lifelong member of the First UMC church choir and enjoyed all kinds of music, especially barbershop, where he sang lead for 20 years with the Vocalmotives. His biggest source of joy was his family. You would often see him with the latest video camera capturing memories of his grandkids performing in sports and music.

Skip's biggest source of pride was his family. He loved to attend as many sporting events, choir concerts and piano recitals as he could where you would always find him with a video camera in his hand capturing memories he would share with everyone. At Christmastime, there was always a trip to the pheasant farm where he taught his grandkids the art of shooting a shotgun with finesse. You could rest assured, if he pulled the trigger, a bird was going down.

Donald (Skip) Alan Anderson, age 90 of Fremont, Nebraska passed awayTuesday, February 1, 2022.

Skip was preceded in death by parents Edwin and Dorothy Anderson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jean of Fremont, daughters Debra (Garland) Perry of Sharpsburg, GA, Pam (Jon) Ehly of Omaha, son Jeff (Lisa) of Spring, TX; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 5, at 1:00 PM, Fremont First United Methodist Church (UMC), There is no viewing but the family will receive friends, Friday, February 4 from 5-7PM at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Private Inurnment will be in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to: Fremont First UMC or Fremont Area Community Foundation (Dr. Darlene Ritter and Skip Anderson Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund).

Ludvigsen Funeral Home in service to the family.

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from obituary courtesy of Ludvigsen Funeral Home, Fremont, Nebraska
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Donald "Skip" Alan Anderson, 90

June 29, 1931 ~ February 1, 2022

Army veteran

Skip Anderson was born on June 29, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska to Edwin and Dorothy Anderson. He grew up in North Platte, Nebraska where he graduated from high school.

Skip earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1953 from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln before serving in the US Army from 1953-55. After briefly studying education at Iowa State, he started his teaching career in Harlan, Iowa before moving to Fremont where he taught Chemistry for 39 years.

Skip wed Jean Anne Smith on July 10, 1955, at Blair United Methodist Church in Blair, Nebraska. They were blessed with three children: Debra, Pam and Jeff. Skip and Jean briefly lived in Harlan before making Fremont their home where they raised their family. She was the love of his life.

Skip loved music, especially barbershop harmony. He sang lead in the Vocalmotives Quartet, whose schtick left people rolling in the aisles with laughter. His signature flattop haircut was the icing on the cake as the group sang in perfect harmony while the slapstick comedy kept the crowd entertained. His Sunday gig found him singing tenor in the church choir for over 50 years.

Skip taught Chemistry for 38 years at Fremont High School. He impacted hundreds of students with his quick wit, subtle humor and big heart for educating kids. He was a lifelong member of the First UMC church choir and enjoyed all kinds of music, especially barbershop, where he sang lead for 20 years with the Vocalmotives. His biggest source of joy was his family. You would often see him with the latest video camera capturing memories of his grandkids performing in sports and music.

Skip's biggest source of pride was his family. He loved to attend as many sporting events, choir concerts and piano recitals as he could where you would always find him with a video camera in his hand capturing memories he would share with everyone. At Christmastime, there was always a trip to the pheasant farm where he taught his grandkids the art of shooting a shotgun with finesse. You could rest assured, if he pulled the trigger, a bird was going down.

Donald (Skip) Alan Anderson, age 90 of Fremont, Nebraska passed awayTuesday, February 1, 2022.

Skip was preceded in death by parents Edwin and Dorothy Anderson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jean of Fremont, daughters Debra (Garland) Perry of Sharpsburg, GA, Pam (Jon) Ehly of Omaha, son Jeff (Lisa) of Spring, TX; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 5, at 1:00 PM, Fremont First United Methodist Church (UMC), There is no viewing but the family will receive friends, Friday, February 4 from 5-7PM at Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Private Inurnment will be in Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to: Fremont First UMC or Fremont Area Community Foundation (Dr. Darlene Ritter and Skip Anderson Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund).

Ludvigsen Funeral Home in service to the family.

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from obituary courtesy of Ludvigsen Funeral Home, Fremont, Nebraska
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