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Robert L. Anderson
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1922
Coal Valley
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2007
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Robert L. Anderson was born on Wednesday; September 20, 1922 at the family farm in Rural Twp. (Coal Valley) Rock Island County, Illinois. Robert was the son of Gust Anderson and Adelia Peterson Anderson. He graduated from Orion High School in Orion; Henry County, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Bombardier-Navigator in the Army Air Force and spending time as a POW at Stalag Luft III in Germany. In 1945 he married Barbara Bollman at the Beulah Presbyterian Church. After the war he received a BS degree from Iowa State University in Ames; Story County, Iowa and taught agriculture in Swea City; Kossuth County, Iowa until recalled to active duty for the Korean War. Following release from the service, he returned to the farm at Coal Valley, where he farmed until 1972 when he became disabled because of Multiple Sclerosis. He was a life member of American AX-POW's, Orion American Legion, Orion VFW, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Caterpillar Club of World War II, Stalag Luft III group. and the Crusaders 386 Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. He also served on the Orion Board of Education, as a director of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau, director of Illinois Health Improvement Association and an elected official of Rural Township. He was a member of Sherman Lodge #535 in Orion, Illinois and while a lifetime member, served as trustee and elder of the Beulah Presbyterian Church. Robert L. Anderson, age 84, of Moline; Rock Island County passed away on Friday; July 6, 2007 at Trinity Pathway Hospice in Bettendorf; Scott County, Iowa. Those left to mourn his passing are: His wife of 62 years and five children: Cheryl and her husband: Kent Yauch of Elmhurst; DuPage County, Illinois. Linda and her husband: Albert Jovanovic of Grayslake; Lake County, Illinois. Paul Anderson of Milan; Rock Island County, Illinois. Tim and his wife: Daisy Anderson of Coal Valley, Illinois and Adele Coulter of Burlington; Des Moines County, Iowa. Sisters: Dorothy Nelson of Rock Island; Rock Island County, Illinois and Marion Wilson of Coal Valley, Illinois. Grandchildren: Lauren and Sandra Yauch, David and Andrea Jovanovic, Jennifer and Estefany Anderson; Alexis and Jessica Coulter, and a great-granddaughter Katherine Rachael Balster. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Walter Anderson of Rural Township, Illinois. May they rest in peace. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday; July 9, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday; July 10, 2007 at Beulah Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Rural Township Cemetery at Beulah Church with military honors conducted by Orion American Legion Post # 255 and Orion VFW Post # 143. Memorials may be made to Beulah Presbyterian Church, National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Trinity Pathway Hospice. 
Beulah Cemetery
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
Record added: Jul 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20376480
Robert L. Anderson
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Robert L. Anderson
Added by: Debra Spengler
Robert L. Anderson
Added by: Gerhardt Leffler
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May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Jul. 9, 2007

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