Robert M. Anderson, age 80, of Carlyle, passed away Monday, May 25 at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. A graveside funeral service with military honors for 80 year old Robert M. Anderson will be held Thursday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Carlyle Township Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Carlyle V.F.W. Hall. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. The Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Anderson was born on December 22, 1934, in Collinsville, Illinois, a son of Robert and Emma (Barberies) Anderson. He married Karen (Miles) Range on May 27, 1960, and they were divorced. He married Barbara C. Hayden on May 30, 1976 and she preceded him in death on March 13, 2008.
Bob is survived by his children – Michael Anderson and wife Cindy of Belleville, Laurie Anderson of Swansea, and Edward Lange and wife Betty of Carlyle; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister – Catherine Carruba and husband Anthony of Collinsville; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Anderson is preceded in death by his parents and his wife; two sons – Kevin Anderson and Mark Anderson; a granddaughter – Jennifer Anderson; and his twin brother – John Anderson.
Bob was an avid trapper, dove hunter, and outdoorsman. He loved to fish, and could often be found fishing the banks of the spillway or lake. Very special thanks from Mike to the caregivers at the Marion VA CLC.
Zieren Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231