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Robert "Bob" Anderson

May 9, 1944 — August 23, 2016

Robert "Bob" Anderson, age 72, of Isanti, MN, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Isanti, MN.Robert "Bob" Edward Anderson was born to Raymond and Clarice (Clauson) Anderson on May 9, 1944, in Aberdeen, Washington. He was baptized at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen and confirmed at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, MN. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1962.Bob attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the Army in January 1968. He served in Germany and in Viet Nam, and was discharged in 1974. He moved to Minneapolis where he worked for Miller Publishing Company, and later was co-owner of Anderson-Hildebrand Advertising. He took a break from the business world and moved to Arizona to work as a forest ranger/fire fighter for 11 years. He returned to Minneapolis as Marketing Director for Polaris, and in 2002 he retired to Long Lake in Isanti, Minnesota.Bob was a beloved brother and uncle and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his lake life retirement. The loving care he received from his special neighbors, Shawn and Erica Hinks, and their children, Alyssa, Jonah, Ryan, and Kyle, and Deb Kreger, during the final months of his life, was a blessing to him and to his family.Bob is survived by his sisters, Mary Ellen Hunter, Seattle, WA, and Karla Lemmer, Lee, FL; his nieces and nephews, Lori Hunter, Lynn Hunter, Mike Lemmer, Megan Lemmer, and Molly Zenk; and great nieces and nephews, Kelsy Hunter, Ben Tweedlie, Anson, Alex, and Avery Lemmer, Emmy, Sophie, and Tasha Zenk, and Michael Spurlock, Jr.His large heavenly welcome committee included his parents, Raymond and Clarice, his grandparents, and numerous other family members and friends.Visitation: One hour prior to the service at Grove Lake Lutheran ChurchFuneral Service: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Grove Lake Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastor James McBrideBurial: Grove Lake CemeteryFuneral Home: Larson Funeral Home 304 3rd Street S.E. Pelican Rapids, MN US 56572
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