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Bob  Allen  Anderson
     Bobbie "Bob" Allen Anderson, 80, formerly of North Platte, passed away Feb. 28, at the Hemingford Care Center in Hemingford. Bob was born Nov. 7, 1932, at Chappell to John Fredrick and Birdie Lily Renquist Anderson.
     While growing up, Bob lived in Chappell, Julesburg, Colo. and California before moving to the farm south of North Platte where he also attended Dist. 44 School. By age 15, he started farming south of North Platte.
     On Dec. 10, 1952, Bob married Betty Joyce White at North Platte. They made their home on the farm and adopted their family, Ed, Kathy and Karen. Along with the farm, Bob and Betty also ran a dairy business for 12 years. They later sold the farm and moved to Cathedral City, Calif. for eight years. In 1992, they moved to Maxwell and Bob moved to North Platte in 2006.
     Bob served with the National Guard for 10 years and was an avid bowler.
     Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Clang, of North Platte and Karen (Thomas) Hardy, of Gillette, Wyo.; a son, Ed (Janice) Wilson, of Sidney, Mont.; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Janet Anderson, of West Covina, Calif.; and other family.
     He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers, Gerald, Leonard, Dick and John Anderson; two sisters, Lila Neal and Glenice Emery; and a grandson, Bryan Dixon.
     Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Animal Shelter.
     Graveside funeral service was at 2 p.m. Mar. 4, in the Wellfleet Cemetery with Gary Smith officiating. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 3/6/2013
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