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Allan L. Nordhausen

March 12, 1942 — February 23, 2019

Allan Nordhausen

Allan LeRoy Nordhausen was born March 12, 1942, in Imperial, Nebraska, to Dietrich Fritz and Ora Minnie Sophia (Denker) Nordhausen. As a young man, Allan attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Parochial School and Wauneta Public Schools. He was inducted into the US Army where he served for a short time because of an illness of his father.

On September 29, 1963, Allan, (Cotton as he was known), married Judith Arlene Binderup at the United Methodist Church in McCook, Nebraska. The couple moved to the family farm south of Wauneta, Nebraska, where they raised their family. Cotton was a lifetime farmer/rancher and he and Judi lived on the family farm until they retired from farming in 2001 and moved to the Frenchman Creek east of Wauneta.

Cotton was a member of 4-H, the Wauneta Jaycees and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Wauneta. He enjoyed team roping, fishing with his children and grandchildren, reading westerns, shooting the bull with anyone he met (he didn’t know a stranger), and anything to do with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cotton passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at his home in rural Wauneta. He was 76 years of age.

Cotton was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Gary and Loren Nordhausen; and sister-in-law: Karen Hartman.

Survivors Include:
Wife: Judi of Wauneta, NE.
Son: Heath Nordhausen of Wauneta, NE.
Son: Chad Nordhausen and wife, Sunni, of Wauneta, NE.
Daughter: Kirsten Boos, of Wauneta, NE.
9 Grandchildren: Danielle (Jess) Vapenik; Dustin (Alisha) Nordhausen; Stormy and Rainy Nordhausen; Tayler, Lanee and Evan Nordhausen; Tucker and Zoey Boos.
5 Great-Grandchildren: Timothy Nordhausen; Ryker Nordhausen; Avery & Ella Vapenik and Baby Nordhausen.
Sister-In-Law: Sue Nordhausen of Liberty Hill, TX.
Numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends, and all the kids he was “grandpa” to.

A memorial has been suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Memorial services will be held Friday morning, March 1st, 2019, 10:30 A.M. (Mountain Time) at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural Wauneta, with Pastor Keith Wellman officiating.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

33851 726 Road, Wauneta, NE 69045

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