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Robert C. Anderson Obituary

Robert C. Anderson
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“My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Rob Anderson. I remember his gentle maner, his welcoming smile, the twinkle in his eye. His commitment to...Read More »
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“To the Anderson family: What a dear, kind, caring man! Not many of us speak out against the injustices in this world - the injustices that all...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Mark Sahlgren - Kalamazoo, MI

“My sympathy to all family. I very much enjoyed standing for peace with Robert many many weeks. He was a wonderful gentle man. A big loss to the...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Doug Sipsma - Kalamazoo, MI


Anderson Robert
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Robert C. Anderson, born July 15, 1924, in Monmouth, Illinois to Frank A. and Meta (Serfling) Anderson passed away on February 4, 2009 at Rose Arbor Hospice . He was a Veteran of WW II and served in the Army Signal Corp. under Eisenhower's Command in Germany. He graduated from Monmouth College and earned a Masters degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. He married Amy Trotter in Coal City, Illinois in August, 1948. He was employed in research at The Upjohn Company for 34 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. David F. (Cori Terry) Anderson of Kalamazoo, MI, Dale R. Anderson of Dowling, MI and Nancy (William) Greenlees of Odessa, FL. Granddaughters are Inesa Figueroa, Meta (Loren) Harrington, Erika (Jon) Crail, Teresa Greenlees, Miriam Greenlees and Ayla Terry-Mitchell. Great Grandchildren are Elizabeth and David Harrington. Grandsons are Luke (Lacey) Foster and Dan Foster. Great Grandchildren are Laela and Lincoln Foster. He enjoyed activities of the National and local Sierra Club, canoeing with the Kalamazoo Downstreamers, doing volunteer work on trails at the Kalamazoo Nature Center and taking bird watching hikes with the Kalamazoo Audubon Club. He delighted in family camping trips, canoe trips, hiking and backpacking in the mountains and gardening. Rob enjoyed Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Concerts and attending Folk Music Festivals in the U.S. and Canada. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, a 60 Year Member of the American Chemical Society, a Lifetime member of Veterans For Peace. He was active in the Valley Alliance and the Kalamazoo Area Coalition for Peace and Justice. Rob was a faithful participant at the Federal Building during the weekly vigils for Peace along with other members of Kalamazoo Non-violent Opponents of War. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by a brother, Larry Anderson of Gladstone, IL and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 Saturday, February 21, at the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, 321 W. South St. with Rev. Wayne Conner officiating. Private interment will be in the church columbarium. Rob's family is grateful to all the Staff at Rose Arbor for their loving concern and care for him. Memorials could be given to Rose Arbor Hospice , 5473 Croyden Ave., Kalamazoo, 49009, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, 913 East Alcott, Kalamazoo, 49001, Ministry With Community, 440 North Church Street, Kalamazoo, 49007, or the First Presbyterian Church, 321 West South St., Kalamazoo, 49007. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick. www.langelands.com

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