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Robert W. Anderson
January 8, 1930 - February 3, 2012
Robert Anderson

Robert, 82, of Turlock died Friday Feb. 3rd at Emanuel Medical Center. Bob was born to Chester & Lula Anderson in Minneapolis, MN. His early childhood was spent in Wisconsin. Moving to Hilmar, CA at age 6, he attended Hilmar schools and loved pitching softball. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean conflict. While still in the Army in Japan, Bob continued his love of softball and pitched many games on a competitive team.

He returned home to his bride and childhood sweetheart, Diane. Together they raised five children; Debra Cardoza, Marlene Anderson, Shawn (Sarah) Anderson, Bart (Phyllis) Anderson, and Matt (Gina) Anderson. He has thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bob and Diane enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He worked as a truck driver and salesman for many years. Disabled due to heart disease, Bob enjoyed woodworking, antique collecting, "yard saleing", gardening, and jigsaw puzzles. He enjoyed his family most of all and loved the numerous dinners and BBQ's that gathered his children and grandchildren around him. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Teamsters Union 748.

Visitation will be held Wed, Feb 8th from 5-7pm at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. Turlock.
Funeral Services will be held Thurs, Feb 9th at 10am also at Turlock Funeral Home, with interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Remembrances can be made to Emanuel Medical Center or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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Turlock Journal
Wednesday, February 8, 2012