Allan LeRoy 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 Sept. 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, Feb. 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, Nebraska; son Heath Nordhausen of Wauneta, Nebraska; son Chad Nordhausen and wife Sunni of Wauneta, Nebraska; daughter Kirsten Boos of Wauneta, Nebraska. Nine grandchildren Danielle (Jess) Vapenik; Dustin (Alisha) Nordhausen; Stormy and Rainy Nordhausen; Tayler, Lanee and Evan Nordhausen; Tucker and Zoey Boos. Five great-grandchildren Timothy Nordhausen; Ryker Nordhausen; Avery and Ella Vapenik and baby Nordhausen; sister-in-law Sue Nordhausen of Liberty Hill, Texas.
    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 1, 2019, 10:30 A.M. MT at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural Wauneta, with Pastor Keith Wellman officiating.
    Online condolences may be left at
    Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements.


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