Daniel “Joe” Anderson – UPDATED


A Celebration of Life for Daniel “Joe” Anderson will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022. 

Immediate family will gather for a private ceremony, then will welcome all who would like to celebrate Joe’s life to the Outlaw Saloon in Hay Springs, NE, from noon-4:00. 

Food and beverages will be provided.  The Outlaw Saloon is at 118 North Main St in Hay Springs.

Memorials can be sent to the National Epilepsy Foundation in his name at

Daniel “Joe” Anderson was born May 20th, 1953, to William and Hope Anderson of Chadron, NE, and passed away on December 26th, 2019 at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, NE.

Joe graduated from Chadron State College in 1978 with a degree in speech and broadcasting.

After graduation he was a conservation aide with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission at Ft. Robinson State Park until he began work as a soil conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture. He remained with the agency until he retired in 2011.

Joe loved “living the RV life”, traveling the country and being a camp host, particularly in Seeley Lake, Montana. He was a skilled dog trainer, participated in community theater and music, and enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing and camping. Joe had a great sense of humor, laughing and joking, bringing a smile to everyone around.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by two daughters, Amanda Hardwick of Portland, OR and Danielle Anderson of Kansas City, MO from his first marriage to Sally Anderson of Highlands Ranch, CO; his ex-wife, Beverly Anderson of La Vista, NE; his brothers and sisters-in-law Jerry and Betty Anderson of Hay Springs and Dale and Pam Anderson of Chadron as well as his many nieces and nephew.

He will be missed by his faithful and loving Parti Poodle, Gunny.