Hamilton County


Sgt. Robert LeRoy Anderson




Robert LeRoy Anderson was born Oct. 30, 1923 to Arvid C. and Clara L. Robertson Anderson. He died Jan. 6, 2006 and is buried in the Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, IA.

Sgt. Anderson served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the South Pacific and the Philippine Islands.

His Obituary:

Dayton Review
January 11, 2006

Robert L. Anderson, 82, of Dayton, Iowa, died Friday, January 6, 2006, at the Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2006, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Rev. William Granger will officiate. Burial will be at the Dayton Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Peterson American Legion Post #323, Dayton, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson Funeral Home in Dayton with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.

Robert LeRoy Anderson was born on October 30, 1923, in Scranton, Iowa, the son of Arvid and Clara (Robertson) Anderson. He graduated with the Stratford High School class of 1941. He was united in marriage to Ruth D. Hanson of Dayton on October 30, 1943, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans and Hannah Hanson. Bob and Ruth farmed for one year before he entered the United States Army during WWII. He served in the South Pacific and was in the Philippine Islands and later worked on the surgical floor of the hospital in Puson, Korea. After his honorable discharge in 1946 he farmed in Stratford. The couple moved to Dayton in 1956, where he also did carpentry work in Fort Dodge. In 1972, Bob and Ruth built their own home in Dayton. Bob drove a school bus for 13 years and was a self employed carpenter. In 2001, Bob and Ruth moved to the Grandview apartments in Dayton. In July of 2005, Bob became a resident of the Grandview Health Care Center.

Bob belonged to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. He was a former member of the Peterson Post #323 American Legion. In previous years he enjoyed fishing and hunting and liked to go to the coffee shop and take long country drives. He especially enjoyed the times spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Anderson of Dayton, Iowa; a daughter, Linda Hart and friend Jon Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Monica and her husband Ralph Mauzey of Maryville, Missouri; a sister, Evelyn Patterson of Stratford, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Victoria and her husband Ervin Rea III of Hastings, Michigan, Lena Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri, Kim Anderson and friend Adam Hartford of Des Moines, Iowa, Patrick Hart and friend Pam Earle of Des Moines, Iowa, Katie Hart of Des Moines, Iowa, Clara Anderson of Maryville, Missouri, and Laura Hart of Des Moines, Iowa; three great-grandchildren, Audrey Maxwell of Des Moines, Iowa, and Ervin Rea IV and Lila Rea both of Hastings, Michigan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dale Anderson and Barry Anderson; grandson, Douglas Anderson; and daughter-in-law, Karen Anderson.

Source: ancestry.com