In Memory

Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson was born in Lincoln, NE on July 16, 1953 to Richard and Lois Anderson. He was killed in a truck accident between Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, Kansas on June 9, 1972 and passed away on June 11, 1972. He is buried in Lincoln Mmorial Park in Lincoln, NE.

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09/25/20 02:45 PM #1    

Ted Karle

My friend left us June 10 1972,not in 1971

10/27/20 02:43 PM #2    

Patricia Broadston (Woodruff)

Ronald Eugene Anderson was born July 16, 1953. It has been 48 years since we lost him, June 10, 1972. Ron will always be 18 years old in our minds eye; but, he wasn’t just an 18-year old kid, he was a man. He excelled in so many things during his short life here. I guess sports should be mentioned first. Wrestling, shot-put, baseball and his first love - football.  He had completed his first year of scholarship playing football for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. But Ron was about more than sports. He excelled in his studies...honor roll, Boys State. He was a musician who played a mean trumpet...who can forget “Purple Haze”?  He also played piano and organ - and could he ever play!  He was a friend to nearly everyone he met and always had the back of “the underdog”. His sense of humor was just plain crazy...he kept me laughing from day one. His love for his family was incredible. He deeply loved and respected his parents, worshipped his grandparents, and was dedicated to his siblings...especially the twins, Karen & Karla. Ron’s faith was as solid as a rock. We still ask WHY? And although it has been hard for the people he left behind to face life without him, it has also been a comfort to remember – Ron knew…he trusted…he believed – and so should we.  I believe I speak for all of us who called him friend when I say - we miss you, Ron!   - Patty Broadston Woodruff


10/28/20 01:10 PM #3    

Cindy Brotzman (Hilsabeck)

Very well written Patty! I wasn't a close friend with him but he was always friendly towards me. I can still remember where I was when I heard of his terrible accident and death. Patty, you are right! We can be happy just because we knew him. 

10/29/20 02:45 PM #4    

Ted Karle

Nice Patty,i will let his family know we still think of him

11/02/20 12:22 PM #5    

Norman Haas

Great comments, Patty! I remember playing with him in Purple Haze along with Mike Hadley, Rick Couch, Jim Hitch and ??? (I think it was Jon Daharsh).

11/03/20 06:39 PM #6    

Rod Glaser

Worked with Ron at the Lincoln Holiday Inn for a summer. 1969 maybe??  I bussed tables, he was a cook. He got free food, we had to pay for ours!!!   Wished I could have gotten to know him better.

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