Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I accept from Your hands whatever kind of death it may please You to send me this day with all its pains, penalties and sorrows; in reparation for all of my sins, for the souls in Purgatory, for all those who will die toda
Date of BirthMarch 05, 1956
Date of PassingOctober 11, 2018
Larry Lee Anderson
from Jackson Mississippi, United States
Omaha — Larry L. Anderson, age 62, died At home after a long battle with bone cancer.
Preceded in death by his wife, Karen; and brother, Daniel. Survived by Kim (Andy) Wasgzis and Joseph (Becky) Wasgzis; grandson, Brandon Wasgzis; sisters, Rhonda Hankins, Sandra (Tony) Chavez, Terry Schamp, Melissa (Jason) May; many grandchildren great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Gerald is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and a Civil Action Unit Citation. He grew up in Jackson Mississippi, the only son of John Anderson and Mary Ford Grove. As a child, he learned to work on cars from his father, who ran the local mechanic's shop. As he grew older, he began to take over many of the shops duties from his father, whose deteriorating health had left him in charge of the family business. After the death of his father at the young age of 52, he took over the auto shop full time, where he eventually expanded the business to include several locations. His success in business can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural mechanical ability. His attention to detail was legendary. He took pride in the fact that he always left his customers satisfied. Gerald retired from the business three years ago to pursue his other passion, fishing.
He served three years with distinction as a Marine in Vietnam, including aiding with the evacuation and fall of Saigon. He was wounded during the evacuation of the Embassy, and received other commendations for his dedication and bravery. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.
Friday, Oct. 19, at 10am with inurnment to follow. Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home 5701 Center St Omaha 402-556-2500
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