Robert Anders


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Posted Online: March 14, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Robert D. "Bob" Anders, 77, of Davenport, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is one hour before the service. Burial is at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the family.
Bob was born April 22, 1936, in Centerville, Iowa, a son of Clyde and Aletha Foster Anders. He married Kathryn Kroeger on May 17, 1957, in Rock Island.
He was a welder and had worked for Rock Island Bridge and Iron and the Milwaukee Railroad.
Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He had served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed mechanics and gardening, was a jack of all trades and was always helping others.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; children, Kenneth, Steven (Lois), Keith, David, Jeffrey, John, Joseph (Melanie) and Scott (Anna) Anders and Robin (Roger) Boche; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Cline, Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rex Anders; and sister, Delores Anders.
Condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.














 




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