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Robert Anderson

December 26, 1924 March 23, 2016
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ROBERT WILLIAM ANDERSON was born on December 26, 1924 to Arthur and Anna (Meier) Anderson in Worthington, Minnesota. He grew up on the farm in Brewster, Minnesota. He was baptized on January 25, 1925 and later confirmed on June 5, 1938, all at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster. He graduated from Brewster High School in 1942. He then worked various jobs in Worthington until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. He served in the European Theater-Infantry-101st Airborne-Paratrooper, participating in the Siege of Bastogne, which was part of the larger Battle of the Bulge. He was a purple heart recipient with four bronze battle stars and a combat infantry badge. He was honorably discharged in March 1946. He returned to Worthington and was united in marriage on June 25, 1947 to Reva Wagar at Church of the Brethren in Reading, Minnesota. The union was blessed with four children and 62 years of marriage. He attended Mankato Technical School for radio repair and maintenance, graduating in 1949. Robert owned and operated Andy’s TV & Radio from 1951 to 1962 in Worthington. The family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1962 where Robert received training by Lutheran Lay Training Institute at Concordia College. He then worked as a lay pastor at Layton Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. The family moved to Luverne, Minnesota in 1970. He then worked for AAL/Thrivent until 1986 when he retired. In retirement, the couple enjoyed time in Arizona and at their Lake Benton home, returning to Luverne in 1994. Reva went to Heaven on June 1, 2010.

In June of 2015, Robert entered the care of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne where on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 he entered the eternal care of his Savior at the age of 91 years, two months and 27 days.

Robert was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Luverne, and for years he was involved in the Lutheran Layman’s League. He was also a member of Luverne’s “Last Man Club” of World War II Veterans. Robert enjoyed fishing while at their cabin in Lake Benton, hunting, playing cards, wood carving, bowling, and telling jokes. He was a parade clown during their time in Worthington. He played harmonica and guitar and was known for his famous dog bark.

Robert is lovingly remember by his four children, Robert ( Elizabeth) of Custer, South Dakota, Russell (Harriet) of Palm Coast, Florida, Renae (Jerry) Reu of Luverne, and Randall (Polly) of Adel, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reva; parents, Arthur and Anna; one sister, Marjorie Voss; and grandson, Bradley Anderson.
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Luverne, MN 56156

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St. John Lutheran Church - Luverne

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Luverne, MN 56156

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Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Final Resting Place

7601 34th Avenue, South
Minneapolis, MN US

7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis US MN
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