Graveside Services for Arvin C. Anson, age 86 of Neligh will be 11:00 a.m.
Monday, August 24, 2020 at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, NE. Visitation
will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Beyer Snider
Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Arvin passed away August 16, 2020 at
CHI Health Plainview. Condolences may be directed to the family at
In leu of flowers donations can be made to the Plainview Area Health
System foundation at PO Box 489 Plainview, NE 68769 and or the
Plainview Manor foundation at PO Box 219 Plainview, NE 68769.
Arvin was born on January 5, 1934 to Glen and Francis (Watson) Anson
at Royal, NE. He grew up on farms in the Royal, Osmond, and Neligh
areas. While growing up in Royal he lived on what is now Ashfall Fossil
Beds. He graduated from Neligh High School in 1951. On November 18,
1951 he was united in marriage to Ruth Dietz at Plainview, Ne. To this
union they were blessed with four children. They farmed northwest of
Neligh until he retired in 2000 when they moved to Neligh. Arvin and Ruth
celebrated 65 years of marriage until Ruth’s death in 2017. Arvin had
many interests and hobbies, including restoring old tractors, woodworking
and creating decorative metal items. He also enjoyed having coffee with his
friends and collecting many things large and small.
He is survived by his children: Terry (Sharon) Anson of Milton, FL;
Marvin (Nancy) Anson of Pickstown, SD; Diane (Kevin) Blair of Brunswick,
NE and daughter-in-law, Kate Anson of Orchard, NE. 10 grandchildren, 29
great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Brother, Neville
Anson of Omaha, NE; sister, Alice Mahood of Grand Island, NE; and sister-
in-law, Dorothy Homewood, Billings, MT.
Preceded in death by his parents; Wife, Ruth; Son, Timothy Anson;
grandson, Steven Anson; great granddaughter, Krista Anson. Brothers;
David Anson and Delbert Anson. Sisters; Audrey Bahr, Dorothy Emory,
Lucille Anson, and Rosalee Taylor.