John A. Sanderson - June 14, 2011John A. Sanderson, 91, of Central City, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Long Term Care in Central City.
Graveside services will be Friday, June 17 at 2 p.m. at Mamre Evangelical Church Cemetery near Marquette with Kirk Schwarz officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of the arrangements.
John was born on March 8, 1920, near Marquette to Alfred and Amanda (Anderson) Sanderson. He received his education at Hamilton County Schools and then worked with his father on the family farm. In 1941, John went to Buffalo, N.Y., to work with Curtis-Wright Aircraft Company and in 1942, he entered the U.S. Army. John served in the Philippines and New Guinea, and flew 46 missions serving as top turret gunner. He was honorably discharged on July 2, 1945. John returned to Nebraska and he and his brother, Kenneth, operated a service station for several years in Omaha. John returned to live in Central City and he, Kenneth, and Harold owned and operated Sanderson Brothers Construction.
John was united in marriage to Mary J. Kuhn in 1956.
John retired from construction in the late 1980s.
He was a member of the American Legion Post Six in Central City and he enjoyed fishing, reading, and dogs. John’s greatest love was for his family and his work.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Central City; his daughter, Janet (Russ) Mace of Central City; three sisters, Selma Thomsen and Algene Hopkins both of Omaha; and Dorothy Retzlaff of Arcadia, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Carl, Leonard, Rueben, Harold, Albert, and Kenneth; three sisters, Christine Bunch, Anna McIntosh and Carrie Lindbloom; one foster sister and one foster brother.