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Robert Anderson

Des Moines

It is with deepest sorrow the family announces the passing of Robert Leroy (Andy) Anderson of Des Moines, Iowa. Robert was born February 1, 1930 and died April 8, 2012 at the age of 82. Robert was born on a farm in Lanyon, Iowa. He attended school in Beaver and Grand Junction, Iowa and graduated from East Greene in 1948. Soon thereafter Bob married the love of his life, Mary (Dee Dee) Deloris Gray, on September 24, 1949. The young couple moved to Des Moines where Bob took a job in the record business.

Their life was interrupted in 1952 when Robert was drafted by the United States Army where he served as a combat troop during the Korean War. In June 1953, Robert was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy. We will forever be proud and grateful to Robert for his service to our country.

In 1964, "Andy" went to work for Farmers Insurance Group where he enjoyed a successful 30-year career before retiring in 1993.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Bernice of Grand Junction, IA, sisters Mildred Stevens, Gladys Cummings and Shirley Milleson, and brothers Dwight, Arnold and Gerald Anderson. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Mary (Dee Dee) Anderson of Des Moines; four sons: Ronald (Theresa) of Odessa, Texas, Donald (Dona) of Des Moines, John of Des Moines and Robert, also of Des Moines; and one daughter, Linda (Alan) of Camarillo, California. Robert has one surviving sister, Norma (Howard) Voshell of Penn Valley, California and one brother Donald (Mary) of Lincoln, Nebraska; one brother-in-law, Robert Stevens of Reston, Virginia and one sister-in-law, Crystal Anderson of Ocala, Florida. Robert's grandchildren, of whom he took such great pride and joy, include Jason (Lisa), Aleasha (Mike), Vincent, Dustan, Jamie (Quade), Caleb, Sarah and great-grandchildren Dalton, Ella and Jalie.

His devotion to family and friends will live on in the fabric of those who loved him and whose lives were touched by him.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction, Iowa prior to the service. Interment will be in the Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa. Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson handled arrangements.

www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 10, 2012
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