The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


August 18, 2013

Robert A. “Bob” Anderson

DANVILLE — Robert A. “Bob” Anderson, 89, of Danville passed away at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.

The son of John LeRoy and Nellie Lucy (Cambridge) Anderson, Bob was born May 27, 1924, in Danville.

He married Mary Joan Rothgeb on March 2, 1946, and they celebrated their 67th anniversary this year. She was by his side as he passed.

Other survivors include his two sons, John A. Anderson of Carmel, Ind., and E. Wesley Anderson of Springfield; two granddaughters, Kelli Jo Anderson of Champaign and Alison (Jake) Kreider of Gurnee; and a great-grandson, Gavin Robert Kreider.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Larry Scott Anderson; and his brother, Samuel Wesley Anderson.

Bob graduated from Danville High School in 1943 and later attended the Chicago Technical College. He was a member of the IBEW Local 538 and retired from Anderson Electric after 43 years.

Bob enjoyed growing flowers in the basement during the winter, attending bonsai flower shows, traveling, visiting state fairs and listening to music. He and his wife, Joan, were also active volunteers with the local Faith in Action. The “highlight” of his day was visiting with neighbors while sitting on his porch.

A celebration of Bob’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville.

Memorials may be given in Bob’s name to the Presence Cancer Center, St. James United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at


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