Robert M. Anderson, age 94 of Cannon City died on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Piperís Good Tidings Home for Seniors, rural Faribault.
        Funeral Services will be held at The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend  Daniel D. Mead officiating.  Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault with military rites provided by Rice County Central Veterans Association.
         Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
         Robert Marion Anderson was born on May 11, 1915 in Winnebago to Elmer H. and Elaine (Larson) Anderson.  He married Mildred Louise Bisping on November 1, 1958 in Algona, IA.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 2008.  Bob was previously employed by the Owatonna Canning Company, the Chun King Corporation, Kelloggís Frozen Foods, and retired as a boiler engineer and maintenance man from 3Mís DynaColor photo processing facility in Northfield.  After retirement, he enjoyed many years of doing welding and repair work and designing wood stoves, power hacksaws, and saw mills at his home.
         He is survived by his sons, Kimm (and Cathy) Anderson of Sauk Rapids, Robert (and Gaynelle) Anderson of Owatonna and Elmer (and Louise) Anderson of Gig Harbor, WA; one daughter, Billie Rae (and Michael) Stiff of Faribault; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
         He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mildred, and two sisters, Gladys Peterson and Lorraine Voelker.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Gene and Judy Matlock
Saturday July 25, 2009


Bob loved doing things for us, and he loved it when we sang at church. He was always so complimentary. When we needed a platform under a piano so we could move it from room to room, he created one and mounted very substantial wheels -- this provided what was needed for many church services and special occasions. My parents were brought to your home by a pastor friend for a visit -- the pastor was towing a boat, and the hitch broke in route. Bob dropped everything he was doing in order to help -- and help he did, by welding it together better than ever expected (and at no charge to us!!) Gene had many good visits with Bob in his garage where he was shown some of Bob's recent projects. He stopped at nothing and created way beyond what was imaginable from his simple garage. What an inventor!! In our kitchen hangs a picture that Mildred painted special for us. We treasure it. When we go back to First Baptist, Faribault to visit, we will surely miss seeing Bob and Mildred sitting near the front. May their examples of giving live on and not be forgotten.