Robert Lloyd Anderson was born March 20, 1928, in Sioux City, the son of Lloyd Oliver and Dorothy Lorraine (Disbrow) Anderson. He was raised in Sioux City and attended Central High School until enlisting in the United States Coast Guard - Merchant Marines on Sept. 7, 1944. He later received his honorable discharge and a few years later enlisted in the United States Navy. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy on Aug. 12, 1946 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He received his last honorable discharge on Feb. 13, 1950.
After Bob's service to his country he returned to Sioux City. He married Evelyn Mae Hansen on July 10, 1950. Bob found work as an officer with the Sioux City Police Department. He and his family later moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he began work with the Los Angeles Police Department. He was struck by a hit and run driver during an investigation and was forced to retire from the department. It was then that he began work at a movie studio in Hollywood as a security guard. He met many actors and thoroughly enjoyed his position.
After several years in California, Bob and his family returned to northwest Iowa. They lived in various towns before settling in Sioux City. Bob worked as a security guard and bartender at various businesses. He would later move to Le Mars and tended bar at the Eagles Club.
Bob was a member of the Abu-Bekr Shrine in Sioux City, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Le Mars, and Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion in Le Mars. He enjoyed reading, watching movies, fishing, and was an avid Miami Dolphins fan. His family recalls that he was always busy doing something and will miss his uplifting spirit and positive attitude.
He will be lovingly remembered by his five daughters; Cyndi (Paul) Wiebersch of Marcus, Barb Hendershot of Vacaville, Calif., Pam (Bucky) Tentinger of Marcus, Diana (Jon) Draper of Marcus, and Patti (Dennis) Heath of Mesquite, Texas; 13 grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; his significant other and best friend Hazel Foresmoe of Sioux City; and his cat Buddy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob was a caring and giving person; he continued that in death through the gift of organ and tissue donation.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2007 at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars, with the Rev. Greg Gabriel of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, officiating. Burial will follow at Logan Cemetery in Sioux City at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 pm. with a prayer service set for 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com