Robert “Bob” B. Andersen left this earthly world for Valhalla on January 26, 2012, leaving his best friend, wife, and love since 1951, Patricia “Pat” Andersen.
Bob was born April 1, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Otto and Anne Andersen and married Pat on Feb. 23, 1953, in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Minneapolis.
Their children are Bill (Rosa) Andersen of Eugene, Ore., and Tom Otto (Donna) Andersen and Carrie McCarthy of Klamath Falls, Ore.; grandchildren Angelic (Mike) Reed of Fort Lewis, Wash., Kyle Otto (Amanda) Andersen and Kalla Andersen of Klamath Falls, Christina Bassett-McCarthy of Klamath Falls, Alyssa (Ken) McCue of Mountain Home, Idaho and Nicholas (Misty) McCarthy of Norfolk, Va; great-grandchildren Jasmine Brock, Isabella, Cortney, Ethian, Justyn, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Serenity, Connor Otto, Zaydin Robert, and Ellyse Patricia. He is also survived by his sister Betty Solberg of Mission, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers.
Bob served as a mine man in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and later attended Oregon Institute of Technology. He retired in 1992 after 36 years as a machinist with Weyerhaeuser Co. He enjoyed camping, reading, shooting, collecting old movies and his family.
At Bob's request, no services will be held. After private cremation, the wind will carry his ashes to places he enjoyed with his family throughout his life here on earth. Friends are welcome to call at family home.
Any commemoratives are requested to be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Klamath Humane Society.
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