Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Lauber Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be held following the service at Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford, with military honors. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Robert Ellis Anderson was born on November 15, 1941 in Tarkio, Missouri to Mancil and Olive (Walker) Anderson, the third of five children, and went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Seward at the age of 79.
As a young boy, Bob attended grade school in Tarkio, Missouri and was baptized at the Tarkio Baptist Church. He completed his high school years at Burlington Junction in Missouri, graduating in 1959. Upon turning 19, he enlisted in the US Army, requesting to be stationed overseas. He served in Japan until receiving an early discharge due to his father’s poor health, returning home to the family farm. On February 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Jackie Singleton. To this union two daughters were born, Robin and Elizabeth. They settled in Lawson, Missouri where Bob eventually became a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways. He was transferred to Lincoln, NE and later Murfreesboro, TN. He retired in 2000, earning a 23 years of service award. He and Jackie moved back to Milford where he loved to read, using his knowledge to assist others. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's athletic and school activities. He proudly served as a Milford city councilman from 2002-2004.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jackie, Milford; daughters and son-in-law, Robin and Eric Leichty, Giltner, NE, Elizabeth Van Veldhuizen, Circle Pines, MN and six grandchildren, Christian, Aubrianna and Nathaniel Leichty, Eliana, Sofia and Adelyn Van Veldhuizen, sisters, Joyce Anderson, Lake Havasu, AZ, Zella Johnston, Loveland, CO, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Anne Feldman, Ankeny, IA, Marian Bywater, Avoca, IA, Rose Wilder, Des Moines, IA, Henry Singleton, Des Moines, IA, Jesse Singleton, Savannah, MO, Richard Singleton, Baton Rouge, LA and Donald Noble, Maryville, MO, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Helen Mars and Opal Noble.
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