In Memory of Robert R. Anderson
Bob was born in Minneapolis, MN June 10th, 1929. His folks moved to Grandpa Gustaf Anderson farm at Oxford, MN when Bob was 2 years old. The family was Dad Irving, Mom Odelia, son John 4 years old and Bob 2 years old.
The farm was all sand and there was no rain, no crops for years. In 1935 the family moved to Duquette, MN on a small farm ”All Clay”. They lived there until 1940 and by this time the family had grown to include a younger brother, Stephen in 1935 and a sister Clarice in 1938.
The family moved to a farm in Shafer, MN in 1940 where Bob went to Taylors Falls school through 8th grade. He finished his high school years in Osceola, graduating in 1947.
Bob worked on the family farm until he met and married Julianna Chase of Milltown in 1950. To this union was born five children; Robert L (La Rae), Gregory (deceased), Jelene Walesch (Tom), Charlene Peterson (Greg) and Maridee Snyder (Todd).
Bob worked at Champion Aircraft in the final assembly and engineering department for 7 years before moving to the engineering department at Control Data Corporation in 1962. In 1965 he moved to a job closer to home, Fabritech, Inc in Amery WI as a drafting supervisor. In 1968, Bob became a territorial manager for Lester, Inc. on the road selling buildings.
Throughout his life he was active in the community volunteering with the Lions club, volunteer fire department, Cemetery board and church board.
After retiring Bob and Julie opened Croix Valley Fudge, building a new building in 1985. IN 1989 Bob ran for Chisago Co. District 1 commissioner which he held for 2 terms. Bob and Julie sold the farm and moved to Arizona to live the life in the sun in 1997. They moved back to Osceola, WI in 2004 to be closer to their children.
Bob became interested in making wooden items of which he gave to his family and friends. Bob and Julie traveled to Alamo Tx each winter to escape the cold until Julie could no longer make the trip. In 2015 they moved into Royal Oaks in Osceola.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, son Gregory, and his grandson Chad, as well as parents, brother John and sister Clarice. He leaves behind his children, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, many extended family and friends.