Colleen Anderle Obituary, Omaha Burke H.S. Alumni Has Sadly Passed Away

Colleen Anderle Obituary, Death – She was conceived on February 8, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Richard and Rose Ann (Dergan) Nelson. Kelly cherished the relationship she had with her family, the many camping and fishing trips she had taken with them over the years, and her early years in Omaha. 1980 saw her graduate from Burke High School in Omaha. Kelly pursued her education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing while serving as a proud member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

After receiving her degree, she relocated to Dallas to begin her career. Kelly worked as a sales representative for the Mennen Company for a while. She loved doing anything that let her use her creativity, including decorating her house and gathering vintage glass. With a love for interior design, Kelly and her close friend Karen McDaniel founded their business, The Treasure Hunt, in 2003. She loved taking frequent shopping excursions to Mexico and helping her customers decorate their homes.

Even though Kelly loved her job and was creative, she was happiest when she was around her loved ones. She has always been close to her sisters. It began in utero. The three sisters moved to Dallas shortly after Kelly did, providing the four sisters the rare and priceless chance to be together. Along with being a great sister, Kelly was a wonderful mother. She truly was a “super mom,” always going above and beyond for her sons, for whom she would do everything. Kelly volunteered for several positions on her sons’ sports teams, in their extracurricular activities, and in driving them around the city so they could start developing their talents at a young age.

She was compassionate and patient—all the qualities a child could want in a mother. Kelly loved taking her sons out for quesadillas for lunch at Sid’s Rainbow Grill or Mena’s Grill. Kelly was a caring and supportive friend who enjoyed spending time with her sisters and friends. She had a fervent love for Nebraska Cornhusker football and the Dallas Stars hockey team. Many summers were spent with friends and family at Brookhaven Country Club, where Kelly was well-known and loved by many. Kelly was a devout Catholic who had long been a regular at St. Rita Catholic Church.

From the moment Kelly was born until the very end of her life, her goodness, beauty, and positivity shone in every setting. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Kelly’s mother, Rose Ann Nelson, died before her. The survivors include her father Richard Nelson of Omaha, Nebraska, her sisters Margie (Tom) Whaley of Carrollton, Texas, Jane (Mark) Armstrong of Carrollton, Texas, and Julie (Tony) Kruse of Dallas, Texas, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Also, surviving are Gayle Schenkenb and longtime friend and business partner Karen McDaniel of Carrollton, Texas. Additionally, her ex-husband Kevin Anderle of Dallas, Texas, predeceased her. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on January 27, 2023, at 12 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244. Flowers are not required as expressions of sympathy when made to The Bluefield Project, 637 Carolina St., San Francisco, CA 94107,

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