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“So sorry for your family's loss Val. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kate Perkins - Overland Park, KS

“Val,Sorry to hear of your loss. Sheila ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Perkins - St Louis Park, MN

“Wish I could be there to give comfort and support to my dear cousin Val. Prayers for you and your family to be a comfort to each other through this...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Burk - Family

“Jake and family - we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you often and look forward to spending time with you this summer. Much love...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark and Amy Arndt - sioux Falls, SD

“Deepest sympathy to the Anderson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Paul and Jackie Schneider ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Schneider - Rochester, MN

“Val, it has been some time ago since we worked together at Wenger. My sympathy goes out to you and your family on Bob's passing. Thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Gary Sween - Mankato, MN

“Deepest sympathy to the Anderson family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Paul and Jackie Schneider ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Schneider - Rochester, MN

“You will be missed my friend.. I'm glad to have had the honor of being a part of your life ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Olson - Owatonna, MN

“Dear Val and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Our family has such very fond memories of you and my Dad loved him SO much. Lori...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Hammes - Le Sueur, MN

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Liz Lewis Karlen ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Liz Lewis Karlen - Owatonna, MN

“My sincere condolences to you Val and your family for your loss. Bob was a great guy.with sympathy Jonesy ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Jones - Lakeville, MN

“Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. You are in our prayers. The Brady family ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Mike & Pam Brady - Rochester, MN


Bob Anderson passed away peacefully on May 16, 2018 at Good Samaritan in Albert Lea, MN. Friends may greet the family from 5-7:30 PM Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30AM Tuesday, May 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Military honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
He was born in St. Peter, MN to John E. and Dorothy (Osborne) Anderson. Bob graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1964 and attended Mankato State where he played collegiate baseball.
Bob was drafted into the United States Army in 1968, and was deployed to Fort Campbell, KY for basic training. He subsequently spent 68-69 in Vietnam as a Light Infantry Weapons Man assigned to an Armored Personnel Carrier Unit, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. His unit was positioned in I Corps in the Chu Lai area, south of Da Nang. I Corps was the northern most theater in South Vietnam closest into the DMZ, and in 1968-69 experienced some of the fiercest combat of the Vietnam War. Bob earned the distinguished Army Commendation Medal in recognition of his meritorious service. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in early 1970 and returned home to Minnesota.
Bob and Valerie Baldwin were married in 1971 and made Owatonna, MN their home for 40 years. Bob was an entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses. His professional life culminated with a long career at National Computer Systems, later Pearson NCS.
In 2008 Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease that was directly attributed to his military service in SE Asia. Bob fought a brave and courageous battle in the face of a debilitating condition.
Bob loved his family, his friends, and his country. His passions were playing golf, spending time at the lake with his family, volunteering his time at VFW Post 3723 including the Steele County Funeral Unit and anything else that kept him on the move.
Bob was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife Val, Owatonna, MN, sons Jake Sioux Falls, SD and Vince, Sioux Falls, SD, daughter Danielle (Dave) Serritella, Chicago, IL, brother Ron LeSueur, MN, sisters Barbara Halloran Edina, MN and Betty (Arlee) Randall, Owatonna, MN, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his three granddaughters: Theda, Thalia, and Madelyn.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to VFW Post 3723 or the National Parkinson's Foundation in their efforts to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.

Funeral Home
Brick-Meger Funeral Home
1603 Austin Road Owatonna, MN 55060
Tel. (507) 451-1457

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