Robert D. Anderson, 87, New Ulm
Robert D. “Bob” Anderson, 87, New Ulm, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral service was Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. at the New Hope Community Church in Sleepy Eye. Pastor Bob Jueckstock officiated. Burial followed at 3:30 p.m., in the Highland Cemetery in Hasty. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday and 7:30-8 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
Robert D. Anderson was born June 30, 1925, in Monticello, to Charlie J. and Carrie (Robinette) Anderson. He attended grades one through eight at the country school in Enfield and then graduated from Monticello High School. On Dec. 30, 1944, Bob married Ida Mae Fiedler. Together they had four children. Bob worked for 29 years as a manager for several dairy plants, five years as a USDA dairy inspector, and 21 years as a part-time dairy inspector. On June 26, 1998, Bob married Eunice Boerneke at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. He retired in 2011. Bob was known as “Mr. Fix-It” and enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, rebuilding cars, remodeling houses and family activities. He was a member of Gideons International and served as the chairman, secretary and treasurer at the New Hope Community Church in Sleepy Eye. Memorials are preferred to Gideons International, New Hope Community Church in Sleepy Eye.
Bob is survived by his wife, New Ulm; daughter, Peggy Richardson, Maple Grove; sons, Marvin (Jacqueline) Anderson, Waite Park; Gary Anderson, Hot Springs, Ark.; Gordon Anderson, New Ulm; step-daughters, Kathleen (Douglas) Gehlhar, Inver Grove Heights; Jean (Clair) Jammer, Green Bay, Wis.; step-sons, Lee (Peggy) Boerneke, Oceanside, Calif.; Timothy (Dawn) Boerneke, Fox Lake, Wis.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ida Mae Anderson, brother Darrel Anderson; half-sisters, Daphne Briles, Carolyn Elyea; and half-brothers, John Anderson and Stanley Elyea.