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Name: Robert L. Anderson (Nickname = Bob)
Spouse: Mary B. Duke Anderson
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Birthdate: November 21, 1939   
Date of Death: August 28, 2009  

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ANDERSON, Robert L. ''Bob''
MSgt. USAF Retired

Born November 21, 1939, to Earl M. and M. Catharine (Blain) Anderson in Auburn, Ind., he graduated in May 1957 from Columbia City High School, Columbia City, Ind.

He entered USAF in January 1958, retiring in February 1978.

He was united in marriage to Mary B. (Mann) on February 14, 1965 in Carson City, Nev.

He enjoyed all sports and, while in the Air Force, participated in many softball and basketball leagues. Bob was an avid fisherman and bowler who enjoyed attending his grandchildren's various sporting activities. One of Bob's favorite times of the year was organizing the Omaha Woodmen Youth Camp in Nevada City, Calif., in which he participated since 1978. He also enjoyed attending Omaha Woodmen Senior Camp in Nevada City. Holidays were Bob's favorite time of year, spending time with family and friends.

Preceded in death by parents and son Craig A. Anderson and brother William E. Anderson. Survived by wife Mary, sons Curtis (special friend Carol) and Christopher, daughter M. Catharine (husband Mike Rawlings), brother Donald B. (wife Betty) of Columbia City, Ind., Roger A. (wife Jeanette) of Omaha, Neb., and grandchildren Cristin and Bobby Anderson and Taylar Rawlings.

Robert Anderson passed away peacefully on August 28, 2009, at Mercy San Juan Hospital after surgery for esophageal cancer. Bob was a Field Rep, Area Manager, and State Manager for Northern California/Northern Nevada Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society, retiring in 2002.

After retiring Bob became a Fraternal Coordinator for Northern California/Northern Nevada Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society. Bob was a member of Omaha Woodmen Lodge #339, Roseville Elks Lodge #2248, and VFW Post #4647.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 1, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and services will be on Wednesday, September 2, at 10:00 a.m., both at EAST LAWN MORTUARY, 5757 Greenback Lane. Reception follows the service at Roseville Elks Lodge, 3000 Brady Lane, Roseville, CA 95661.

Family request donations be made to: Emblem Club "Adopt a Student" or Elks National Foundation, c/o Roseville Emblem Club, P.O. Box 193, Roseville, CA 95678.

Published in the The Sacramento Bee from August 30 to September 1, 2009
Last Updated: 09-01-2009 Alumni ID: 13100
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