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Robert Bob' Anderson

Bob Anderson, 71 of Tea and formerly of Webster died on Friday, February 25, 2011 at his home in Tea. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at American Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev Jan FitzGibbon officiating. Burial will be at Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Tuesday 5-8 P.M. and prior to services on Wednesday. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Robert James Anderson was born on Wednesday, July 12, 1939 to Erland and Dorothy (Johannason) Anderson on a farm near Erwin, South Dakota. He attended all twelve grades of school at Erwin, graduating in 1957. He was an All Star basketball player throughout his high school years. He started working for Johnson Penn Well Drilling his senior year of high school. Robert and Connie Coster met in 1957 and were married on November 6, 1959 at Pipestone, Minnesota. After their marriage they made their home in Erwin while Bob kept up his well drilling career. In 1964 they moved to La Puente, California where he worked for Sears Fencing until 1966, when due to arthritic problems, they moved back to Erwin where he and his father operated a gas station together along with driving school bus. He also helped out Johnson Penn Well Drilling and when Johnson sold out to Penn and moved to Webster. He asked Bob to come with him and so they moved to Webster in 1967. Bob worked with Johnson until 1969 when he bought the business and named it Anderson Well Drilling. He retired in 1998. In 2007 the couple moved to Tea. He was a member of American Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, taught Sunday School and taught confirmation. He was a member of the Webster Development Corporation and belonged to Webster Jaycees. Bob helped bring Dakotah to Webster. His passions were his yard, gardening, fishing, golfing, traveling and he had his favorite television shows. Bob passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011 at his home in Tea, South Dakota at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 13 days. Survivors include his wife, Connie of Tea; three daughters, Wendy Anderson of Tea, SD, Rhonda (Mike) Smeins of Milbank, SD and Susan (Dana) Miller of Webster, SD; his mother, Dorothy Anderson of Brookings, SD; five grandchildren, Jamie and Amber Smeins, Tawney, Jesse and Sawyer Miller; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Raymond and Roland (Lyle).

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Jamie - thinking of you and your family! Please have a safe trip back to Sioux Falls - much love. Tanya & family

Tanya Merrigan Mar 3 2011 12:00 AM

Wendy, Connie and family-my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will remember your dad with a smile on his face. May God and your memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Susan (Andrew) Compaan Mar 2 2011 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy. I have very fond memories of Bob at Pickerel Lake at our cabins. Good times and I'm really glad that the Anderson's were our neighbors. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Terri

Terri (Helwig) Deutsch Mar 2 2011 12:00 AM

connie & family: my deepest sympathy to all of you. i remember bob as my Sunday School teacher, oh what fun we had. what a jolly man he was. may his memmories be with you all in the following days ahead. God's Bless his life & memory. rest in peace bob louise

louise baumgarn Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Rhonda & Family There are not words we can say to lessen the sadness in your heart. Know that you have lots of friends/family thinking of you at this time of loss. Your friends at the Hospital send you their hugs & prayers.... Karen J

Karen Jaquet Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Rhonda and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. May he rest in peace.

kathy jurgens Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Robert was the hardest working man I ever knew. Working through all his pains and sufferings to get the job done. I had the honor of working at his side for ten years.It was the best time of my life. I'm going to miss him alot. God Bless You Bob!

Michael Smeins Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Connie and family, Our deepest sympathy to you. May God give you the strength you need in the days ahead. Jerry and Terry Meek

Jerry E. Meek Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family and close friends of Bob. We were so sorry to hear the news. He will truly be missed by everyone. Bob always had a great laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. Our prayers are with the family.

Jeff & Lee Walter Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

sorry rhonda smeims family for your loss may he rest in peace.

rhonda fousek Feb 26 2011 12:00 AM

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