September 17, 2020
Kathryn L. Anderson, 65, Blue Hill, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at her home surrounded by her beloved family. Rosary service was 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Funeral Mass followed at 11 a.m.. Both were at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, south of Lawrence, Neb., with Father Corey Harrison officiating. Viewing and visitation were from 1 to 8 p.m.,Friday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the donor's choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
Kathy was born on April 3, 1955, to Donald D. and Jean (Arnold) Koch in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1973, and then attended Kearney State College. She began her career in banking in 1975 at Hastings State Bank, and later worked for South Central State Bank in Blue Hill, where she retired in May of 2020. On July 9, 1977, she married Darrell J. Anderson, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings. Kathy and Darrell made their home at the Gilsdorf-Anderson Farm in 1980. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and St. Stephen's Altar Society. She enjoyed time with her daughters and spoiling her seven grandchildren. She kept a beautiful home, in her spare time enjoyed cross-stitching. She made the best cheesy potatoes, chocolate chip cookies and apple pie you've ever had. Her special, kind and loving heart touched many people, and memories of her will be forever cherished.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Darrell, Blue Hill; daughter, Alicia, and Chauncey Gibreal, and grandchildren Alexander, Dinah, Cullen and Bethany, Axtell, Neb .; daughter, Amy, and Morgan Desmond, and grandchildren Grace, Ayden and Easton, Yoder, Wyo .; brother, Steven, and Jeanne Koch and family, Palm Springs, Calif .; sister, Marilyn, and Allen Cramer and family, Hastings; brothers and sisters- in-law and family, Catherine and Vic Henry, Fremont, Eugenia and Kenneth Aulner, Hastings, Patricia and Rey Anderson-Sifuentez, Lincoln, Neb., Paulette and Dr. Steve Crisman, Idaho Springs, Colo., Marice and Don Erickson, Parker, Colo., Gregory and Angie Anderson, Juniata, Geoffrey Anderson and special friend, Michelle, Minden, Tom and Lona Anderson, Denton, Neb., Susan and Tom Caniglia, Omaha, Jeanette Anderson and special friend, Craig, Wood River, and Steven Anderson, Hastings.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law, Bernel and Althea Anderson.