Doris Andersen

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Doris Mae Andersen, 93 of Wallace, passed away on October 6, 2020. 

Doris was born March 6, 1927, on the family farm north of Nelson, Nebraska, to Emma and Rine Oltmans. She attended country school for eight years, graduating from Nelson High School and receiving a normal training teaching certificate. Doris returned to the same one-room schoolhouse she learned in, this time as the teacher, for two years. 

Doris later attended McCook College and graduated from Kearney State College in 1972. She was an educator for twenty-five years.

Doris married Henry Andersen on December 7, 1945, at Nelson. The couple made their home in Davenport, Nebraska, later moving to Wallace in 1949, the year of the bad blizzard.

Doris was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a lifelong member of the Wallace Community Players and Wallace Quilt Clubs.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; two brothers, Glenn and Marvin; two sisters, Esther and Corrinne; five brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and two grandnephews. 

Survivors include her son, David Andersen of Wallace; daughter, Sara (Dennis) Miller of North Platte; grandchildren, Joni, Jeff (Necole), Angie (Derek); five great-grandsons, Dillon, Payton, Coy, Westin, Hudsen; and two great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Jaylyn. Survivors also include her sister, Lila Oltmans, sister in law, Norma Nielsen; The Senior Citizen group, and many special friends and neighbors.

A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at, where a recording of the service will be posted.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. CT at the Wallace MorningView Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. MT at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements. 


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