(Monday - February 01, 2021) - Robert G.
Anderson, age 78, of Iron Mountain, passed away on January 27th at
Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Robert was born on
August 28, 1942 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Robert and Isabelle
(Davis) Anderson. He was raised in Aurora and was a 1960 graduate of
Kingsford High School.
After high school, Robert worked
construction in the Chicago area until he was drafted into military
service in 1964. He served in Vietnam with the United States Army until
his honorable discharge in 1966. Following his discharge from the
service he reconnected with Caroline Lindgren from Kingsford, with whom
he had been corresponding during his time in the service. They were
married on June 29th, 1968 in Kingsford, eventually settling in Cicero,
Illinois where Robert earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from IIT
while working for Industrial Paper. In 1972, Robert and Caroline
purchased a home on the north side of Elmhurst, Illinois, where they
raised their boys, John and Jeff, and lived for the next 30 years.
Robert went on to work at the Chicago based sister companies Metal Box,
Division Lead, and Pincor, departing there after roughly 25 years of
service as their VP of Manufacturing. In 2003, they relocated to Buffalo
Grove, Illinois to be closer to Robert's work at Walgreens headquarters.
He retired in 2008 and moved back to Iron Mountain.
enjoyed a lifelong interest in reading and learning about technology,
having purchased his first personal computer in the mid 1970's. While
living in Illinois, he and Caroline would enjoy frequent visits back to
the UP to visit family and friends. He enjoyed learning new things,
fabricating useful items with his engineering and welding skills, coin
hunting with his metal detector, shooting guns, and exploring the
backroads on his motorcycle. Robert also had a lifelong interest in
music, with a passion for playing and recording songs on the guitar,
electronic keyboard, accordion, and banjo. In his later years he took up
an interest in nature photography. He loved being outdoors in the woods
and spending time at the family homestead in Aurora. Above everything
else, Robert was a kind and devoted husband and father, who loved his
family more than anything.
Robert is survived by his wife,
Caroline; sons, John (Amy) Anderson of Lombard, Illinois and Jeffrey (Christin)
Anderson of Franklin, Tennessee; sister, Jeanette Deldin of Florida;
grandchildren, Henry and Sage Anderson, Austin and Cole Anderson, nieces
and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
services will be held.
Burial will be in the Homestead-Aurora
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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon
& Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.