Nils E. Anderson, age 63, died at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born on February 18, 1957 in Atchison, KS, the son of Carol Nelson and Faye Ellen Beisner Anderson.
Nils attended Russell and Garden City Schools. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He worked at Garden City Community College as the head dishwasher for 25 years. Nils was a member of the Happy Valentines 4-H Club, the Special Olympics, Boy Scouts, and attended summer camp many summers at Camp White of Council Grove, Kansas. He enjoyed bowling, watching movies, walking the Talley Trail, swimming in the Big Pool, Lee Richardson Zoo, and attending Garden City Community College athletic events. He also loved singing, listening to and conducting music and going to the Kwik Shop for his daily pop. He loved to eat out - especially the Pizza Hut.
Survivors include siblings Mark Anderson (Susan) of Bellevue, Washington, Chuck Anderson of Naples, Florida, Kristin Anderson of Garden City, Kansas and nephews Matt Anderson of San Francisco, California, Chris Anderson and Grant Anderson of Chicago, Illinois, and Zach Anderson of Garden City, Kansas; also special aunt Lou and uncle Rod Hoover of Topeka, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his father, and succeeded in death by his brother Jerry Anderson (Bennie Young) of Broomfield, CO and his mother.
The memorial service for Nils, Jerry, and Faye Ellen Anderson will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm at First United Methodist Church in Garden City, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Garden City Chapter of the Special Olympics or the First United Methodist Church in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.