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Robert Allen Anderson

April 28, 1941 — April 25, 2024

Mondovi, WI

Robert Allen Anderson

Robert “Bob” Allen Anderson, age 82, of Mondovi, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Mayo Health System, Eau Claire following a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born on April 28, 1941, to the late Raymond and Lillian Anderson of Whitehall, WI.  Bob was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Whitehall. 

Bob attended the Larkin Valley grade school in Rural Blair, he would always tell the story of walking one mile to school…uphill…both ways. He then attended Blair High School.  

Bob honorably served his Country in the United States Army.  His service and honorable sacrifice for freedom spanned from February 3, 1964, until his honorable discharge from active duty on February 2, 1966. 

On February 25, 1967, Bob married Bonnie Van Riper. They were married for 15 years then divorced. 

 

Bob worked at David Quarne alligator farm in Blair and was currently employed by Menard’s since 1998.  Bob also mowed many lawns throughout the community. 

Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, cookouts, and restoring old cars

Bob is survived by his children, Bruce (Penny) Bautch, Mark (Amy) Anderson, Robyn Wiemer and Jeanne Solie; grandchildren, Jessica, Micheal (Abbie), Samantha (Aaron), Allison (Dakota), Jameson, Nicholas, Colton (Sasha), Dalton, Blake, Ethan and Allana; great grandchildren, Dominic, Caleb, Kaiden, Gage, Benjamin, Tanner, Jaxon and Sage; sisters, Ann (Donald) Johnson, Linda Olstad, Sonja (Gary) Cooke and Rebecca Franck; sister in law, Lynn Van Riper; brother in law, Gary Fromm;  his special nephew, Gene Van Riper Jr.; also by many nieces, nephews and friends, especially Lennie and Mary Jo Kummer.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Fromm; brother, Warren Anderson; brothers in law, LeRoy Olstad and Gene Van Riper Sr.; great-grandchildren Jonathan and Caitlyn.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel.  A memorial gathering will be held from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service at the funeral home. 

Inurnment will be held later on Saturday at Lincoln Cemetery in Whitehall. Please share a memory of Bob or send express your words of sympathy to comfort his family at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com 

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