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ROBERT (BOB) EARL ANDERSON, JULY 2, 1929-September 7, 2022 of Noblesville, Indiana
On September 7,2022 Bob Anderson, 93 years of age, heard the words “well done, good and faithful servant.” Bob dedicated his life to serving and helping others whether through church, community, business, life insurance sales and by donating financially to many organizations. Bob did it all with a humble heart.
Bob was born on July 2, 1929 to Robert S. and Martha (Quinn) Anderson of Lafayette, Indiana. Being raised on a dairy farm taught him the work ethic that continued throughout his life. As a youth he was a 10-year member of 4-H that impacted his life and continued with his children and grandchildren all being 10-year members. After graduation from Klondike High School, then BS from Purdue Agriculture in 1951 and member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Bob served in the Army at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. Bob married his high school sweetheart Maurine Kathryne Stump on June 7, 1952. They met at a Sunday night church youth group and their Christian Faith was the foundation for their 66 years of marriage. His love and dedication to his three daughters was above and beyond in influencing their lives to continue the legacy of giving, strong work ethic and Christian values.
Bob’s passion for farming continued his entire life as he farmed 300 acres and had 50 head of Angus cows on the farm in Noblesville; but this was just his part time job. February 1, 1957 Bob started with Equitable Life Assurance Society and finished an exceptional career 42 years later. Some of his many awards included: “Equitable Hall of Fame”, 1977 Hoosier Life Underwriter of the Year, over 30 years as a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and National Quality Award, President of Indiana State Association of Life Underwriters and Indiana Leaders Club.
His leadership skills and influence were displayed in the community as well with: Founding member of the Noblesville Kiwanis Sunrisers club in 1976 that has raised over $300,000 for local charities over the years. Twice he was Lt Governor for the Indiana District and helped start the clubs at Sheridan and Fishers. Many Saturdays’ Bob was serving pancakes to raise money for the Boys & Girls club or local youth sport teams. His time and talents were donated to the First Christian Church as long time Finance chair, Elder and board member. He also mowed the lawn for 25 years. He was on the Riverview Hospital Memorial Foundation that raised money for many services and equipment at the hospital. June 29, 2018 Bob and Maurine were presented the Community Service Award for their lifetime dedication and service to the Noblesville community. They donated a Pavilion at Forest Park for families to enjoy. The city of Noblesville proclaimed January 19,2021 as “Bob Anderson Day.”
Bob Anderson loved God with a passion that enabled him to be a generous giver of his talents, time and monies. He had a passionate and fierce love for his family that will miss him yet take great comfort knowing they will see him again in Heaven. He left a legacy of giving here on earth that will continue to touch lives for many years.
He is survived by his three daughters; Sara Anderson of Modoc, Indiana, Gretchen Anderson Perigo (Dann) of The Villages, Florida and Charlotte Anderson Carr of Lady Lake, FL and his sister Barbara Jean Macklin of Rocky Ford, CO. Four grandchildren Ben Davis, Luke Gunn, Kate Skelley andLevi Perigo. Four Great Grandchildren: Jackson and Audrey Davis, Cambryn and Josie Perigo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maurine K. Anderson; and brother Richard Anderson.
Services will be held at Noblesville First Christian Church, 16377 Herriman Blvd. in Noblesville on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 followed by the service. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis International, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, PO Box 6457- Dept #286, Indianapolis, IN 46206. https://www.kiwanis.org/childrensfund/give or to Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, 1700 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060