Robert “Bob” Anderson

Robert “Bob” Anderson, age 84, of Cassville, Wisconsin, completed his earthly journey on March 4, 2021, at Mercy One in Dubuque. To honor Bob’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Alpena, Michigan, at a later date. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Bob’s family.


Bob was born on December 9, 1936, in Alpena, Michigan, a son to Myrto and Olga (Jantz) Anderson. He grew up surrounded by family and friends and not only developed a strong work ethic in his early years, but also an astonishing athletic record. Bob was a proud member of the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame as he had earned 10 varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball, and track, and even maintained his long jump record for over 25 years. He carried his drive for winning over into the business world seamlessly as adulthood entered the equation. With his beautiful bride of 64 years, Charlene Frantz, at home cheering him on, Bob began his career with the Ben Franklin and Woolworth stores until he eventually attained his dream of owning his own business. Roberts Arts & Crafts in Addison, Illinois, was an undeniable success which thankfully allowed Bob to provide for his family and move into early retirement as well.  Searching for the tranquility of small-town life, Bob and Charlene moved to Cassville, Wisconsin, to enjoy the good life. Spending an afternoon in the timber cutting wood was just what the doctor ordered for this gentle and humble man. Bob embraced all that was good in this life and was beyond kind and generous with those around him. We are heart-broken today as we face the realization that Bob has been called home ahead of us, but we will thankfully find peace in the days ahead as we reflect on the abundance of memories he so diligently worked on creating. Thank you, Bob, for all of the love and lessons you shared throughout your 84 years among us, and may you have eternal peace, as we seek healing, until we meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Bob include,


his loving wife,

Charlene Anderson, Cassville, Wisconsin;


his 3 children,

Steven Anderson, Cassville, Wisconsin

DeDe (Jaime) Enriquez, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

and Peggy (Jerry) Seif, Yorkville, Illinois;


his 9 grandchildren,

Amanda (Craig) Martinez, Carol Stream, Illinois,

Melinda (Mike Dornan) Jablonski, Carol Stream, Illinois,

Tiffany (Stu) Cox, Las Vegas, Nevada,

James Enriquez, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

Stevie Anderson, Los Angeles, California,

Judson Anderson, Lake Zurich, Illinois,

Stacey (Mason) Oliver, Yorkville, Illinois,

Jacob Seif, Yorkville, Illinois

and Levi (Julia) Seif, Portland, Oregon;


his 8 great-grandchildren,

Dylan, Adam, Jack, Leah, Sara, Xander, Phoenix, and Axel;


his siblings,

Richard Anderson, Alpena, Michigan,

and Norma (Dwight) Quisenberry, Okemos, Michigan;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Hazen (Vern) Hibner, Milton Anderson, Donna Poirier and grandson Steven Thomas Anderson.


Bob’s family would like to thank Dr. Honorio Caceras, along with the nurses and staff at Mercy Hospital’s 4 th floor, for all of their professional and compassionate care of Bob, and his family.


Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at

To honor Bob’s life, his Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Alpena, Michigan, at a later date.

6 comments on “Robert “Bob” Anderson
  1. Ellyn Anderson McInnis says:

    Fond memories of the time I spent in the Anderson Family. Dinners in China Town, Greek Town, and Christmas Day are most memorable. The love and pride you had shown to Stevie and Judd truly touched my heart. Rest peacefully Bob, and Love and Hugs to Char and the Family.

  2. Sue (Aronson) Porter says:

    Our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your husband/father. He really helped me to develop a strong work ethic and a good business sense.

  3. Norma Anderson Quisenberry says:

    My “movie star looking” brother. Our family is so proud of how well you represented our family. You were lots of fun growing up. You were a loving husband, father, and Grandfather. You left too soon. Missed already love you forever.

  4. Connie Frantz says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle Bob. I have fond memories of visiting my cousins and uncle and aunt at Grandma Frantz’s house in Alpena. Uncle Bob was a gentle kind caring soul. I’m so sorry for his loss. My prayers and condolences to all family members.

  5. Jeanne Szymanski says:

    God Bless you Bob. We will miss you and are looking
    forward to meeting again in Heaven. You are and always will be a great brother-in-law who was always so understanding and interested in our family experiences.
    May you rest in peace.

  6. jan szyren says:

    Thank you for the best summer of my life – staying with you in Addison and working in the store: playing with Mandy, going to Apple Creek and waterskiing for the first and only time in my life. Thanks for taking me to see A Chorus Line in Downtown Chicago even when you though it would be stuffy theatre- I so wanted to play you the Ti** and As* song one last time. Love you much… Such a kind kind man

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