Bernie D. Andersen, 40

Bernie D. Andersen, 40 of Thedford, died at his home Wednesday, July 13, 2011. He graduated from the Thedford High School in 1989. Bernie then remained at home in the loving care of his family and caregivers, Tegwin Egle, Dawn Haake and Ginny Hardy. Bernie is survived by his parents, Allen and Diane; brother, Chad and wife Marcy; niece, Jessie and nephew Dylan, all of Thedford; grandparents, Phyllis Figard of Thedford, Dwayne and Nadene Andersen of Seneca; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandpa Bob Figard, and uncle Lowell Andersen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Bernie Andersen Memorial Fund, c/o Box 124, Thedford NE 69166. Private memorial graveside services will be Saturday, July 23, 2011, at the Hillcrest Cemetery. A public reception will be at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Thedford following the private inurnment. Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Published in Custer County Chief, July 21, 2011