American Veteran 09

Robert E Anderson

November 15, 1941 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 79)


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. For those unable to attend the service on Saturday, you may watch the video of the service by linking on to our funeral home facebook page @ Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services.  


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 graduated from Burlington Junction High School in 1959. He later enlisted in the US Army, serving in Japan for three years. Upon his discharge he came back to work on the family farm in Missouri. On February 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Jackie Singleton, and to this union two daughters were born, Robin and Elizabeth. Together they settled in Lawson, Missouri where Bob was employed as a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways. He was later transferred to Lincoln, NE and Murfreesboro, TN. He retired from C.F. in 2000, earning the "Million Mile Safety Award". He and Jackie moved back to Milford to be closer to their grandchildren and attend their school events. He also was a avid reader, using his knowledge to assist others. 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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Memorial Service
September 25, 2021

10:30 AM
Lauber Funeral Home
101 C Street
Milford, NE 68405

September 25, 2021

11:15 AM
Blue Mound Cemetery
238th Road
Milford, NE 68405

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