Robert Anderson

Robert “Bob” Leroy Anderson, 79, of Staples, passed away peacefully August 12, 2020 at Essentia Health St Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd.

A Celebration of Life was held August 14 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. 

Interment was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley. 

Robert was born to Eddie and Elsie (Winters) Anderson on November 22, 1940 in Wadena. He was a farmer at heart and worked for many years at the Central Lakes College Irrigation Center in Staples. He was united in marriage to Shirley McAllister on June 9, 1987 in Alexandria. Robert loved to travel with his wife, visiting both state and national parks, hiking, skiing, sailing and canoeing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 33 years; one brother, Russell; one sister, Eileen Trout; four nephews and two nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Anderson.

Arrangements were by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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