Paul Anderson


Memorial Services for 62-year old Paul Anderson are Thurs, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville, NE.

Luncheon to follow in the church basement. 

A memorial has been established for the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department and donations may be sent to Security First Bank, PO Box 550, Rushville, NE, 69360. 

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Paul James Anderson was born on January 27, 1960, at the Rushville Hospital to Donald Anderson and Joann (Sydow) Anderson and passed away on April 25, 2022, at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

When Paul was a young boy, the family lived in Merriman, NE, then in 1966 moved to the Prokop Ranch southwest of Rushville. 

They stayed on the ranch until Paul started high school and his father started work on the Conrad Bauer Ranch west of Rushville. That’s where the family lived and worked throughout his high school years. 

After graduating from Rushville High School in 1978, Paul attended Western Nebraska Technical College for heavy equipment operations in Sidney, NE. 

He went on to work for the Sheridan County Road Department in Rushville until he was offered a job at the Jumping Eagle Inn in Whiteclay, NE.

In 1981, Paul felt the call to public service and was hired on at the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy. He later became the Chief of Police in Rushville, eventually spending 22 years in law enforcement.

In 2004, he continued his career in public service but in a different area started work with the South Dakota Child Welfare Department, where he was employed until he went to his Lord 

Paul was also a member of the Rushville Volunteer Department from 1988 until his last days.

On May 25, 1996, he married Catherine Ann (Talbot) Moss, with whom he spent 26 wonderful years and who he lovingly referred to as “Kate”. 

They traveled whenever they could, loved helping out with cattle drives and brandings at the Bayne Ranch, and enjoyed taking off on backroad adventures. Paul had an appreciation and a talent for taking beautiful pictures and was a proficient and eloquent writer. 

Paul loved the Lord and faithfully attended church and Bible study. His grandchildren were the light of his life.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Donald Anderson and mother Joann (Sydow) Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Catherine, her son Lance Moss and wife Copper, her daughter Trina (Moss) Bayne and husband Ron,  grandchildren Allyson (Moss) Wolkow and husband Dalton, Jesse Moss, Dayne Reddy, Moss Bayne and Harley Baynem and great-grandchildren Rivers, Emmett, and Bridger Wolkow, Kash, Thomas and Gabriel Reddy. 

Paul is also survived by his sister Jogeyne and Tom Centgraf, brother Richard and Rita Anderson, and sister Donell and Bob Mayfield, as well as many nieces and nephews.