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Robert W. Anderson
November 24, 1940 - May 12, 2019

Robert W. Anderson

Robert W. Anderson
Nov 24, 1940 - May 12, 2019

Robert W. Anderson
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Robert "Bob" Anderson died on Sunday, May 12, 2019. He was born November 24, 1940 in Marshfield, Wisconsin to Robert Sr. and Eda (Salzwedel) Anderson.

Early life adventures were shared with his best friend at the time and sister, Bonnie. He then moved with his family to Wisconsin Rapids. It is there that Bob met Sue, who became his life's love, best companion and best friend. Bob and Sue were married and shared 59 wonderful years. They were blessed with two great daughters, Kelly and Wendy. They always said that they received as much wisdom from their daughters as they passed on to them. Bob's work took him to positions in New York, Milwaukee, Chicago and Middleton.

Bob led a full life, sharing many interests with Sue. Travel was among the great joys, including trips to France, Canada, and many to the Northeastern U.S., as well as Bob's beloved southern states, with Mississippi and Virginia ranking as his favorites. Movies of varied genres were enjoyed with Sue.

He had many hobbies and interests including computers, art, music (ranging from opera to ABBA), and books covering a wide range of subjects, with history being a passion, notably the U.S. Civil War. Bob attended many sporting events, including the Green Bay Packers Ice Bowl and first World Series game with the Chicago White Sox, of which he was a lifelong fan.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; daughter Wendy (Bill Deaver) Anderson; sister, Bonnie (Harley) Schmidt; sister-in-law, Lucia (Clay) Willmington; nephews Jim (Paula) Schmidt, Larry Schmidt and Randy Huntress. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Kelly, mother Eda, and stepfather Omar Kumm.

The family wishes to thank the excellent staff in Meriter Critical Care and the caring and compassionate staff at Oakwood Village University Woods Hebron unit.

Bob's family treasured the example of integrity, kindness and generosity that he demonstrated throughout his life. His thirst for knowledge will always be an inspiration to them.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A reception will follow.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road Madison
(608) 238-3434

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Jim & Sharon Craney on May 15, 2019

Sue & Wendy, Jim & I send our dearest sympathy with the loss of Bob, your husband and father. Do know he loved you both dearly. Life is a wonderful journey and makes it a whole lot easier if you have a team. Thought we could make it tomorrow but our granddaughter graduates from college in Oxford Ohio and I have a doctors appointment before we leave. We are sure you will have a beautiful memorial and tribute to Bob’s life. Will write to you Sue. May God bless and keep you in His care

Pamela Wambold on May 15, 2019

Oh Sue & Wendy!!! I was so sad to hear this news! Paul sent me a message this morning. Bob was truly one of the greatest men I have ever known! He had all the “things” that someone would look for in a man of this kind of integrity. Kindness, intelligence, compassion, a wicked sense of humor, & a kind of love that endures for an eternity. When I would come over to their house to play with Wendy when we were in elementary school at Orchard Ridge, I remember thinking, I want to marry a man like him some day. And you know what? I came pretty darn close! Rest In Peace with Kelly

Pam (Pellett) Wambold

Randy Riemer on May 14, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Sue and Wendy. Bob was a wonderful person, who I regarded as a good friend. I was always impressed with his unbelievable knowledge of basketball, and his quest for learning more about the world.

I will miss his smile, his kindness and our conversations.

Randy Riemer

David A. Orlowski on May 14, 2019

Sincere condolence to the Anderson family. My thoughts are with you. I have an excellent memory of Robert. I send you all my sympathies.

David A. Orlowski from Quebec City, Canada.

W.W on May 13, 2019

My sincere condolences to the Anderson family on the loss of your dear loved one. Death can bring so much tears and pain but may your memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks and have faith in God's promise of seeing your love ones again through the resurrection. ( Acts 24:15) My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time.



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