Robert E. Lee Anderson, 76, of Fargo, North Dakota died Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at home. Robert was born September 12, 1945, to Nels and Burnita (Simmons) Anderson in Grand Forks, ND. Bob married Gelene Pesche and they had one child, Brian (Karyn) Anderson. They later divorced and Bob met Rosanna Gladue and they married in 1970. They had three children together, Melinda (Todd) Bjordahl, Corina (Neil) Samuelson, and Bobbi (James) Person. Bob grew up in Orr, ND. He later moved to East Grand Forks, Moorhead, and finally, Fargo. He drove a potato truck and worked for Ryan Potato Company in East Grand Forks. In 1967, he went into the Army and served in Vietnam. When he arrived home, he worked at GSA Federal Building as a custodian for 25 years and received several awards for his hard work. After retiring at GSA, he went on to work for MeritCare for 16 years and continued his career at NDSU for five years. Since this time, he has been fully retired, spending his past time with his children, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Bob’s hobbies included many activities. He would travel to various cities across ND and MN for car races. For his 70th birthday, he was surprised with a trip to Kansas to watch Nascar with his grandsons. With his family, Bob enjoyed camping, playing bingo, marbles, going to casinos, driving around his neighborhood, he also enjoyed sitting on his patio just enjoying the nice weather. Whether you were on Bob’s good side or bad side, you will definitely remember him as he is unforgettable especially to his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren, Tayler, Ryan, Emily, Matthew, Dylan, Ashley, and Alex; and three special great-grandchildren, Amelia, Libby, and Benson. Siblings Patty Anderson, Lola (Chuck) Thrane, Judy (Jim) McIsaac, and Jerry (Pam) Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Anderson; and niece, Jennifer Sullivan.

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  1. To Bob’s Family, I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing, we grew up together
    In Orr and had many friendly times together with our families..
    As a Viet Nam Veteran. Rest in Peace my friend..
    Our Deepest Sympathy to his Family
    Richard & Alma Brown
    Orr, ND
    Knoxville, TN

  2. We are truly saddened and shocked at Bobs passing. We were looking forward seeing you both in a couple weeks. He was full of fun and always smiling. He made each day special. We will miss him. Joe and Karen.

  3. We were saddened to hear about Bob’s passing. We were told by one of our “bingo” friends at the Legion this week. It was quite a shock, didn’t expect it, please accept our sincere condolences. We are keeping Rose and her whole family in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in Peace.

  4. We are so sorry to hear of the lose of Bob our Condolences go out to the family sending hugs

  5. Bob was such a nice guy , some times he was even kinda funny. Our family has known there family for many years. We where so shocked to hear about his passing. He will truly be missed. Prayers go out to all his family and friends. Bob rest in Peace until we meet again. I am sure we will play Bingo again one day. We will miss you.
    The Booke Family

  6. Bob went out of his way to help people. He always put a smile on other peoples faces. Bob and Rosanne would come over to Dave and Cindy to visit. You will be missed. God Bless.

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