Verna M. Andersen

Verna M. Andersen, age 92, formerly of Shelton, died Thursday, June 18, 2020, at The Auberge at Missoula Valley in Montana. Funeral service will be today (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. at Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River with Pastor Carla Gunn officiating. Burial will follow in the Shelton Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the start of the service. Memorials are suggested to the Shelton Historical Society and the Shelton American Legion Auxiliary. Online condolences may be directed to

Verna was born on September 11, 1927, in Holdrege to Leonard and Lenora (McRoberts) Masters. She grew up in California, receiving her education there and graduating from Whittier High School with the Class of 1945. She moved back to Nebraska in 1947. Upon moving back to Nebraska, she married Raymond Andersen on September 3, 1947, in Kearney.

After which the couple lived in Shelton where Verna helped Ray on the farm. They were blessed with three children: Roger, Ted, and Nancy.

Verna was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shelton, the Rebekah Lodge, Shelton American Legion Auxiliary, Shelton Historical Society, and the United Methodist Women of the church. Her hobbies included bowling, golfing, and reading.

She is survived by her sons, Roger (Pam) Andersen, of Gardner, Kansas, and Ted (Barb) Andersen, of Lincoln; daughter, Nancy (Darrell) Lewis, of Missoula, Montana; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Andersen; brothers, Norman, Dennis, Raymond, and Don Masters; and sister, Lois Hawley.

The Shelton Clipper

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Shelton, NE 68876