Denise Lynn Anderson, 51

Denise Lynn Anderson, 51 passed on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at home in Gering, Nebraska.

Her memorial service will be held at the Central Church of Christ in Gering at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Inurnment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, the Central Church of Christ or to a donor of choice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at Gering Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Denise was born August 26, 1961 to Ivan and Jill (Jones) Wozniak of Rushville, NE. She grew up and attended the Gering Public Schools, graduating in 1980. Denise also attended the Nebraska Western Community College and the University of Wyoming.

Denise married Brian Anderson of Mitchell, NE on May 12, 1984. After living in Laramie, WY, Greeley, CO and Cody, WY she returned to Gering. Denise and Brian became the parents of a daughter, Jessica on November 17, 1987. Denise was a member of the Central Church of Christ and had fully accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.

Denise started dialysis in 1988. She endured dialysis and two failed kidney transplants over the following 25 years. She fought until the end, facing her ordeal with dignity, determination and grace.

Denise is survived by her husband Brian Anderson of Gering; daughter Jessica (Joe) Foland; mother Jill Wozniak of Gering; sister Carolyn (Steve) Hollis of Elk Grove, CA; brother Dana (Denise) Wozniak of Brighton, CO; parents-in-law Frank and Ila Anderson of Mitchell; sister-in-law Janis (Miles) Imel of Mitchell; and sister-in-law Stacy Brown of Mitchell; six nieces and three nephews. Denise will also be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding Denise in death were her father Ivan Wozniak; grandparents Frank and Lois Wozniak and grandparents Leve and Freda Jones.

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