Luke Anderson, 31, or O'Neill died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at CHI Health-Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at the Asembly of God Church in O'Neill with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 at the church. Pastor Mike Durre will officiate. The family requests that everyone dress in casual attire.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill is in charge of the arrangements.
Luke was born on July 30, 1988 to Ryan and Kari (Colfack) Anderson in O’Neill.
He attended school in Lake Andes, SD and O’Neill before dropping out to raise his oldest daughter. He later received his GED.
Luke and Heather Babutzke had been engaged for six years when one Monday morning he told her to go ahead and get a marriage license. Luke knew that Heather needed an altar, so he made one out of a cattle panel and on that following Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 they were married at her family farm south of O’Neill.
He worked for Christiansen Farms and then for FCF Construction. His dream was always to start his own construction company.
Luke was a loving husband, father and friend. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed watching the kids play baseball. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. While at home Luke enjoyed playing video games and watching tv shows.
Luke is survived by his wife Heather; three children Aliyha, Tucker and Autumn, all of O’Neill; one grandmother Carolyn Colfack of Spence; his ex-wife Kylli Latzel, of Atkinson; five brothers and sisters Cody (Chelsea) Keck, of Lincoln, Topanga Larson (fiancé Kyle Large), of Aberdeen, SD, Kylie Anderson, of Shawnee, KS, Jayden Anderson, of Arizona and Jarrin Anderson, of Kansas; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Kari (Colfack) Anderson, his twin sister Kristine and his grandparents Virginia and Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Moore.