Erling Gene Andersen “Gene” 85, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. He was born on March 31, 1929 in Denmark, Kansas to Niels Ludvig and Edna Julia (Anderson) Andersen. He married Velma Jean (Gilbert) Campbell on June 4, 1970 in Demark, Kansas and she survives of the home.
Gene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Peabody, Kansas. He graduated from Ft. Hays State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion. He was a retired school teacher and also retired from AGCO in Hesston, Kansas.
Gene is survived by his wife Velma of the home; daughter Marjorie Campbell of Peabody, Kansas; sister in law Mary Andersen of Sylvan Grove, Kansas; nieces and nephews: Angee and Mike Morgan of Lyndon, Kansas; and MarSue and Doug Mackey Lawrence, Kansas; Troy Anderson, Trent and Mary Andersen, and Darren and Stephanie Whitcher; he is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Marie Whitcher and brother Lloyd Andersen. He is also preceded in death by a son David Roy Campbell.
A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Kansas Christian Home Chapel in Newton, Kansas
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society, Kansas Christian Home or Donor’s Choice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.