Robert D. Anderson
December 14, 1928 – October 10, 2021
Retired Ford Dealer MO Valley, IA
The family will receive friends Friday, October 15th from 6pm to 7pm with ROSARY at 7pm. FUNERAL MASS: Saturday, October 16th at 10 am, all at St. Phillip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 8200 N, 30th Street. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors by Millard American Legion Post 374, VFW Post 8334. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities.
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Robert D. Anderson “Bob” was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on Dec. 14, 1928, and passed peacefully from this world surrounded by his daughters on Oct. 10, 2021. He is now dancing in heaven with the love of his life, Carol L. Anderson, who preceded him in death on March 26, 2013. Also preceded in death by parents, Herbert and Ona Mae Anderson; brothers, Herbert Anderson, Jr. and John Anderson; loving grandparents, aunts and uncles. Survived by brother, Ralph Anderson; six loving children: Michael Anderson (Sherri), Joyce Vela (Victor), Jill Shook, Mary Manijak, Karen Shanahan, Donald Anderson; 13 devoted grandchildren: Jessica Dooley (Brian), Megan Bradberry (Jayson), Rachel Dias (Jeff), Daniel Vela, Melissa Yoder (Reid), Sarah Shook Gorz (Joe), Carly Schultze (Conor), Emily Johnstone (Jason), Michael Shook, Andrew Vela (Clara), Nicholas Shanahan, Caroline Shanahan, Elizabeth Shanahan; 10 beautiful great-grandchildren: Mitchell Dias, Isabel Dias, Zachary Yoder, Adele Bradberry, Quinn Dooley, Nathan Bradberry, Robert Dias, Sloane Gorz, Grace Dias and Hanna Bradberry.
Bob and Carol Anderson were married on October 6, 1951, in St. Joseph, Missouri, and celebrated 61 years of marriage on October 6, 2012. Anam Cara best describes their love and life together. An Army veteran, they spent their first years of marriage in Fort Hood, Texas, followed by civilian life in Omaha, Nebraska, Sioux City, Iowa, and Missouri Valley, Iowa. After retirement Bob built Carol’s dream home in the beauty of Oak Hills Estates where he spent his final days.
On March 3, 1967, Bob took his experience with Commercial Credit Finance and founded Bob Anderson Ford-Mercury in MO Valley, Iowa, where he celebrated his success for over 40 years. His logo could be spotted all over Iowa and Nebraska. Bob won multiple awards for his commitment and success with Ford and served many repeat customers and friends. He was a self-taught investor who managed the profit-sharing plan for his business as well his personal retirement with great success.
Bob and Carol spent their winters in their home in Boerne, Texas for over 20 years where they met many treasured friends and Bob could enjoy his favorite sport golf.
Bob Anderson was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
If his kind heart and positive outlook on life as well as his love for his family could be bottled and sold our world would be a much better place.