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Robert Phil "Bob" Anderson – Obituary

Name: Robert Phil "Bob" Anderson

Age: 86

Born: 02-15-1936

Died: 08-09-2022

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Robert Phil “Bob” Anderson, age 86, of St. Cloud who passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Summit Ridge Place in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the Church.

Bob was born on February 15, 1936 in DeForest, WI, to Ole and Christine (Bell) Anderson. He served honorably in the United States Army, including a 17-month deployment in Korea. Bob married Monica Weiner on January 22, 1966 in East Bristol, WI. He owned and operated Bob Anderson Insurance Agency. Bob was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428, the St. Cloud VFW Granit Post #428 and the Eagles Aerie #622.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, bowling, yard games and spending time outdoors.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Bob treasured all the time spent with his family, especially when the grandchildren came to visit.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Monica; children, Robin (Dale) Marthaler of St. Cloud, Renee (Mark) Ehlers of North Mankato, Bethany (Patrick) Benson of St. Cloud, Chad (Peggy) Anderson of St. Paul; grandchildren, Samantha, Megan, Joshua, Jacob, Dylan, Tyler, Brooke, Camden, Alejandro, Eva; step-granddaughters, Allyson (James) and McKenna; sister, Jeannette (Robert) Gehrke; in-laws, Lucy Weiner, Joyce Weiner, Roxanna Weiner, Phil (Nancy) Weiner, Anthony (Sue) Kujawa; and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Kenneth (Diane), Alice (Elmer) Haug, Doris (Russel) Haug, Donald (Lois), Richard (Mary Lou); and in-laws, Roger Weiner, Gerald Weiner, Robert Weiner, and Kathleen Kujawa.

A Special Thank You to the Staff of Summit Ridge Place formerly known as the Landings, Moments Hospice, and the St. Cloud V.A. for the care and support given to Bob and his family.

Guestbook for Robert Phil "Bob" Anderson

Kathy Huls
, Fellow parishioner
August 12, 2022, 3:58 pm
Did not know Bob as well as Monica but I always remember him with his friendly smile and willingness to help out. I will offer a Mass for the family.
Karen Ehlers
, Friend
August 12, 2022, 3:08 am
Sending peace and comfort. May your memories of Bob make you smile.
Kristina Rene Gavinski (Anderson)
, Niece
August 11, 2022, 11:28 pm
Love to my family. Prayers to you all. So sorry for your loss. God be with you
Terry & Patty
, Friend
August 11, 2022, 4:58 pm
May peace and special memories be with all of you. A dear, quiet but amazing man touched so many lives. We feel blessed to have known Bob, and will never forget him. Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you.
Darcy and Andy Dwyer
, Family Friend
August 11, 2022, 2:31 am
Sending sympathy and love to your entire family. Bob was truly one of the best. His quietness, calmness, kindness, patience, smile and love for his family was truly beautiful. He didn’t always have to say much, his smile and eyes said everything. He loved to enjoy his family and have fun. I remember at Bethany’s grad party there was some sort of septic problem and the ground was soft and wet but we still continued to play volleyball in the backyard. Bob said to everyone…”Don’t let a little septic sogginess stop us from having fun!” No matter what I said or did in my teenage years he could have rolled his eyes but he always quietly looked at me with his smiling eyes and patted my arm. He always filled me up and left me feeling good about myself. Although he really had no words for me when I walked in your house wearing a Vikings t-shirt. Bethany and I often watched the Brady Bunch. One day he came home and went to the TV and turned down the volume and said..”Let’s turn down Marcia just a bit.” On my wedding day, Monica came to the church to hem my wedding dress at a moment’s notice. Later I told Bob how much Monica saved the day for me. He said….”There’s nothing better than marrying someone who saves the day.” And then he leaned in close, looked at me and said. “Remember that.” And he once again patted my arm. I’ll never forget that. May you all be surrounded by his love with wonderful memories. May his smile always lift you up, give you strength, warm your broken hearts and remind you of what a beautiful gift he was to everyone who knew him. Sending peace, love and hugs to your family.

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