Robert J. Anderson, 80, once of Spring Valley
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 7:56 AM
Robert J. Anderson, 80, of Minneapolis, formerly of Spring Valley, died March 31, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Raised in Spring Valley, he graduated from the University of Minnesota and served in the Army Reserves, retiring as captain. In 1955, he began a 43-year career at US Bank repossessing cars and televisions. He worked his way up to executive vice president.
He served on many boards, including the Cricket Theatre and Abbott NW Hospital. He was appointed by Gov. Rudy Perpich to serve on the Minnesota Department of Energy and Economic Development Committee. More recently, he was proud to have served on the Minneapolis DID Board and the Downtown Minneapolis 2025 Committee. He loved living downtown for the past 31 years, with all the arts and sporting events and his Loring Green community. He was instrumental in getting Lund's to build a store downtown.
He was an avid golfer and member of The Minikahda Club, and was a real connoisseur of food. He was an enthusiastic booster of Gopher sports and the Vikings. He traveled the world and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends.
He enjoyed spending time with his family. In spite of his declining health, he organized a family trip to the Panama Canal and managed through sheer will and determination to enjoy his final days with his family, returning shortly before his death. He will always be lovingly remembered as Buppy, the name given to him by his granddaughter and adopted by the rest of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy; his children Kris (Shari) Anderson, Karin (John) Marshall and Kurt Anderson; and granddaughters Allison Marshall (Jason Kissell) and Anne Marshall.
A celebration of his life was held Saturday, April 6, at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Masonic Cancer Center Fund, University of Minnesota, 425 E. River Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55455 or Aeon, 901 North 3rd St, Suite 150, Minneapolis MN 55401.