Robert D. "Bob" Anderson, 87, of 24 North Payne Street, New Ulm died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.11 at the New Hope Community Church in Sleepy Eye with Pastor Bob Jueckstock officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Highland Cemetery in Hasty. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday and 7:30-8 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday. To sign the guest book or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
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 December 30, 1944, Bob was united in marriage with Ida Mae Fiedler. Together they had four children. Bob worked for 29 years as a manager for several dairy plants, 5 years as a USDA dairy inspector, and 21 years as a part time dairy inspector. On June 26, 1998 Bob was united in marriage to 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, or donor's choice.
Bob is survived by his wife, Eunice Anderson of New Ulm; daughter, Peggy Richardson of Maple Grove; sons and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Jacqueline Anderson of Waite Park, Gary Anderson of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gordon Anderson of New Ulm; step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Kathleen and Douglas Gehlhar of Inver Grove Heights, Jean and Clair Jammer of Green Bay, Wisconsin; step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, Lee and Peggy Boerneke of Oceanside, California, Timothy and Dawn Boerneke of Fox Lake, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; thirteen step-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ida Mae Anderson on May 7, 1995; brother, Darrel Anderson; half-sisters, Daphne Briles, Carolyn Elyea; and half-brothers, John Anderson and Stanley Elyea.