Leo “Jace” Anderson
April 4, 1946 – October 9, 2020
Leo “Jace” Anderson was born on April 4, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska and passed away on October 9, 2020 in Omaha at the age of 74 after a recent lung cancer diagnosis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dr Patricia “Trish” Sullivan PhD (2015); father, Dr Leo Anderson MD (1990); mother, Katherine Thomas Anderson (1995); and his sister, Virginia “Jinny” Ditzler on May 15, 2020.
He is survived by his son, Brad Anderson (Liz) of San Diego CA; daughters, Laura Brummer (Travis) of Gulf Breeze, FL and Katie McCarville (Matt) of Tallahassee, FL; three grandchildren: Chloe Brummer, Allison Brummer, and Drew Brummer; sister, Janet Scarpello (Fred) of Washoe Valley, NV; half-brothers, Mark Anderson (Cyndi) of Scottsdale, AZ and Matt Anderson (Chris) of Centralia, WA; five cousins; and many nieces and nephews.
Jace attended Omaha’s Field Club grade school, Central High, and University of Omaha where he belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a BA in Communications. In the 1970s he was with KETV and filmed all the greatest Husker games and the American Trail, with his footage still at the Smithsonian.
In the 1980s he was the production manager for KPTM-TV at Lotus Petersen Productions. In 1991 he started JaceCo Video Productions and had a 20-year relationship with Drake & Partners filming TV commercials and other productions. After 2001 he joined FEMA and covered the F5 tornado in Joplin, MO.
He was very active at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with the Fricke food ministry, Stewardship program, Forum on Sunday mornings, handbell photographer, and Men’s Scripture Club (aka golf!). He appreciated the friendship of his Trinity church family who surrounded him during his times of need.
Jace loved golf and all his golfing buddies, and boating with Trish and friend, Denny. His family meant everything to him, and he will continue to live through them, being forever missed. He will be interred at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Columbarium next to his wife in a private ceremony and will be celebrated by his Anderson family in Omaha in Autumn of 2021. The family thanks everyone for their prayers and condolences and wishes that any contributions be made to the Red Cross in his name.