|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2006|
Robert W. Anderson, age 89, of Capron, Illinois died peacefully early Tuesday morning, January 31, 2006 in Maple Crest Care Center in Belvidere where he had spent the last few weeks of his life. Although the body was weak, Bob stayed of sound mind until the very end when he left us to join his Lord and have that beautiful reunion with his beloved wife Ruth.
Robert Anderson was born June 30, 1916. The son of William and Mabel (Georgeson) Anderson, Bob was a lifelong resident on the family farm. He graduated from Capron H.S. and then served our country in the US Army during WWII. He met Ruth Newhouse and they began their 55 years as husband and wife on June 25, 1948. Robert was a life long farmer.
He was a life long member of Capron Lutheran Church. He was and active member of the American Legion, Capron Lions Club International and ASCS of Boone County. He enjoyed hunting, traveling and reading.
Survivors include his son, Keith and wife Jeanie; granddaughter Lori and husband Mark Piening; grandson Bryan Anderson; great grandsons Zach and Chase Piening all of Austin, TX; sister Ruth Chelius of Florida; brother Arthur and wife Dorothy Anderson of Albion, MI and several nieces and nephews.
Robert Anderson is at peace. He achieved his goal of staying independent and at home for all but the last few weeks of his life. He was ready, he was prepared. His body died but the memories of a loving father, grandfather and trusted friend will last forever. So will his spirit.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 3, 2006 in Capron Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Burial will be in Capron Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2006 at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, Illinois
A memorial will be established in his name.
Ruth Constance Newhouse Anderson (1913 - 2003)*
Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Oct 29, 2011
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