Robert Ernest Anderson


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Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson was born March 25, 1918, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, and died May 2, 1999, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 81. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. He is the son of Louis Herman Anderson of Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI, and Edna Blake Abbey of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

Harriet Marie Olson was born August 20, 1917, near Cleghorn, Pleasant Valley Twp., Eau Claire Co., WI, and died November 21, 1993, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. She is the daughter of Henry Nicoloi Olson of Black Earth, Dane Co., WI, and Mary Sahlin of Tinn, Telemark, Norway.

Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson and Harriet Marie Olson were married December 21, 1937, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson and Harriet Marie (Olson) Anderson had five children:

  1. Robert Keith Anderson: Born May 3, 1938, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI; Died May 19, 1939, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI (age 1). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.
  2. Kay Marie Anderson: Born August 13, 1939, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI; Died August 13, 2014, in Roseville, Ramsey Co., MN (age 75). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Married June 21, 1959, at First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, to Robert Darrell "Bob" Gumm: Born October 27, 1936, in Chippewa Co., WI. Divorced February, 2004, in Minnesota.
  3. Carol Lee Anderson: Born March 13, 1942, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI; Died August 9, 1944, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI (age 2). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.
  4. David Gary Anderson: Born September, 1944, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Married June 21, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay, Brown Co., WI, to Carol Lee Peterson: Born Unknown in Green Bay, Brown Co., WI.
  5. Roger Lewis Anderson: Born August, 1952, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Married Unknown to Shu Chuan Cheng: Born about 1952 in Taiwan.



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Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson and Harriet Marie (Olson) Anderson are buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Robert Keith Anderson is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Carol Lee Anderson is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 28, 1870, shows Julia Oleson (age 30) born in Norway to Foreign-born parents is a Widow Keeping House who cannot read or write and is living in Arena Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with her are her six children, all born to Foreign-born parents: Lena Oleson (age 20) born in Norway, who cannot read or write; Mary Jane Oleson (age 13) born in Wisconsin; Cornelius Oleson (age 9) born in Wisconsin; Albert Oleson (age 6) born in Wisconsin; Henry Oleson (age 4)born in Wisconsin; and Charles Oleson (age 2) born in Wisconsin.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 29, 1880, shows Julia Olson (age 40) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents is a widowed Farmer who cannot read or write and is living in Albion Twp., Trempealeau Co., WI. Living with her are her four unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents: Cornelius Olson (age 19), who Lives at Home; Albert Olson (age 17); Henry Olson (age 15); and Charles Olson (age 13).

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows Henry Olson (age 35) born May 1865 in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents is a Grain Dealer who owns his home and is living in Albion Twp., Trempealeau Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 9 years, Mary Olson (age 24) born August 1875 in Norway to Norwegian-born parents, with all four of the children born to her still alive. Living at home are their children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Norwegian-born parents: Oscar Olson (age 7) born October 1892; Sisilia Olson (age 5) born August 1894; Tilman Olson (age 2) born November 1897; and Willie Olson (age 9/12) born September 1899.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 2, 1910, shows Gulick Anderson (age 63) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents having emigrated in 1856 and a naturalized citizen is a general farmer owing his farm and living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 33 years, Margaret Anderson (age 54) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents, with 6 of the 12 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, both unmarried: Lewis Anderson (age 19) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents who is a farm laborer on the home farm; and Daniel Anderson (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1910, shows Henry Olson (age 49) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and is living in Pleasant Valley Twp., Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 19 years, Mary Olson (age 35) born in Norway to Swedish and Norwegian-born parents, who has 8 of the 9 children born to her still living. Their children living at home, all unmarried and born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Norwegian-born parents: Selia Olson (age 15); Tilman Olson (age 12) a farmer on home farm; Willie Olson (age 10) a farmer on home farm; Ester G. Olson (age 8); Melvin J. Olson (age 6); Clarence R. Olson (age 5); Henry O. Olson (age 2); and Margret R. Olson (age 1). Also living there is Henry Olson's widowed mother-in-law, Taran Nilson? (age 66) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents, whose only child born to her is still alive.

Harriet Marie Olson was born August 20, 1917, near Cleghorn, Pleasant Valley Twp., Eau Claire Co., WI.

Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson was born March 25, 1918, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows Louis H. Anderson (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents is a real estate dealer renting his home at 522 Union Street, Ward 4, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Edna Anderson (age 24) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are their children: Ruth Anderson (age 3-11/12) and Robert Anderson (age 1-9/12), both born in Wisconsin.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 30, 1930, shows Mary Olson (age 54) born in Norway to Swedish and Norwegian-born parents and having emigrated in 1895 and a naturalized citizen is a widow living in Pleasant Valley Twp., Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with her are two of her unmarried children, both born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents: Willie Olson (age 30) is a patrolman for county roads; and Harriet M. Olson (age 12).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Louis H. Anderson (age 39) born in Wisconsin of Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents and married at age 24 is a real estate broker renting his home for $40 per month at 115 Mappa Street, Ward 6, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Edna Anderson (age 35) born in Wisconsin of Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents and married at age 20. Also living there are their children: Ruth E. Anderson (age 14), Robert E. Anderson (age 12), and Mary L. Anderson (age 8), all born in Wisconsin.

Robert Ernest "Bob" Anderson and Harriet Marie Olson were married December 21, 1937, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Robert Keith Anderson was born May 3, 1938, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Robert Keith Anderson died May 19, 1939, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 1. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Kay Marie Anderson was born August 13, 1939, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 13, 1940, shows Robert E. Anderson (age 22) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dunn Co., WI, and with 4 years of High School, is a married Real Estate and Insurance Salesman who is renting his home for $25/month and is living at 1303 Chauncey Street, 3rd Ward, City of Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him are: Marie H. Anderson (age 22) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Eau Claire Co., WI; and his daughter, Kay M. Anderson (age 8/12) born in Wisconsin.

Carol Lee Anderson was born March 13, 1942, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Carol Lee Anderson died August 9, 1944, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 2. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

David Gary Anderson was born September, 1944, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Roger Lewis Anderson was born August, 1952, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Robert Darrell "Bob" Gumm and Kay Marie Anderson were married June 21, 1959, at First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Tuesday, June 23, 1959

Kay Anderson, R.D. Gumm Are Wed at First Lutheran

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gumm, who were married Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, will make their home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a wedding trip to northern Wisconsin. The bride, the former Kat Anderson, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Anderson, 1830 Hoover Ave., and the groom is the son of Mrs. Agnes Gumm and the late Mr. Charles Gumm of Chippewa Falls. THE REV. G. S. Thompson performed the wedding. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a gown of pure silk organza and Venise lace over skinners bouquet taffeta. The sequin-embroidered appliqued lace elongated bodice was styled with a semi-scoop neckline and short sleeves. Sequin trimmed pailettes accented the skirt which featured a large double bow in back with a chapel trail. A lace crown with sequins and pearls held her silk illusion veil. she carried a white orchid with stephanotis and greens in a cascade. Attending the bride were Miss Mary Engebretson, Miss Ruth Horstick and Miss Marilyn Olson. Tango silk organza over taffeta styled their ballerina length gowns made with cowl draped necklines. They wore matching looped sisal headbands with blusher vels and carried cascade bouquets of white carnations. Miss Linda Skeels, as flower girl, wore a gown similar to the bride's with  a headband of embroidered appliques. She carried a white basket with orange carnations. The bride's brother, Roger Anderson, was ring bearer. Gordon Gilbert, Chippewa Falls, attended the groom as best man. Ushers were Donald Elwood, William Stiles, Chippewa Falls, David Anderson, brother of the bride, Wayne Skeels, Roger Olson of Chippewa Falls, John Tweet, Ray Johnson and Roald Ager. The reception took place in the church parlors. THE BRIDE'S mother attended the wedding in a shirtwaist dress of sheer embroidered silk organza over champagne taffeta. Her corsage was of orange carnations. The groom's mother was attired in a white lace shirtwaist dress over beige with beige accessories. Orange carnations comprised her corsage. The groom is a June graduate of the University of Wisconsin and will work dor the Douglas Aircraft Co. in Santa Monica as a mechanical engineer. The bride attended the University of Wisconsin and will complete her education in California. Prenuptial eventes included showers given by Miss Mary Benson, Judith Busby, and Cynthia Long, and by Mrs. H. E. Engebretson; a tea given by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. L. H. Anderson, a lawn party given by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Elwood, and a supper given by Mrs. William Horstick and Ruth Horstick.


David Gary Anderson and Carol Lee Peterson were married June 21, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay, Brown Co., WI.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Tuesday, July 1, 1969

Carol Peterson Says Nuptial Vows

First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay was the setting June 21 for the wedding of Miss Carol Lee Peterson, Madison, and David Gary Anderson, Madison. The Rev. Harold A. Wisner performed the 4 p.m. ceremony for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Peterson, Green Bay, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Anderson, 2804 Irene Dr. Attending the bride were Miss Kathleen Kelly, maid of honor, and Miss Barbara Borst, Mary Olsen, and Susan Gerdes, bridesmaids. Jennifer Gumm was flower girl. Attending the bridegroom were William Heebink, best man, and Roger Anderson, Wayne Skeels, and Gerald Laabs, groomsmen. Christopher Gumm was ringbearer. Robert Gumm and Richard M. Peterson seated guests. Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at Northland Hotel. After a wedding trip to Door County Peninsula the couple will be at home at 1804 Lehman St.


The Anderson Family: Kay, Marie, Robert, David, and Roger, June 21, 1969.


Harriet Marie (Olson) Anderson died November 21, 1993, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Monday, November 22, 1993

Marie Anderson death notice.

Marie Anderson, age 76, 2804 Irene Drive, died Sunday, November 21, 1993 at Luther Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Funeral Home and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Monday, November 22, 1993

Marie Anderson obituary.

Marie Anderson, 76, 2804 Irene Dr., Eau Claire, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 1993 at Luther Hospital. Marie was born Aug. 20, 1917 in Cleghorn, WI to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson. She married Robert E. Anderson in Eau Claire on Dec. 21, 1937. They celebrated 55 years of marriage. Marie was a long time member of First Lutheran Church and had served in the woman's group. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Anderson; two sons, David G. (Carol) and Roger (Shu), both of Eau Claire; a daughter, Kay (Robert) Gumm of Roseville, Minn.; a sister, Margaret Curtice of California; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; a daughter; 14 brothers and sisters. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Esse officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Funeral Home and an hour before services Wednesday at the church. The family suggests memorials to First Lutheran Church Foundation or Luther Hospital.


Robert Ernest Anderson died May 2, 1999, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 81. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Monday, May 3, 1999

Robert E. Anderson death notice. 

Robert E. Anderson, age 81, died Sunday at Syverson Lutheran Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at First Lutheran Church, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Speckien Funeral Home and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.


The Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Monday, May 3, 1999

Robert E. Anderson obituary.

Robert E. Anderson, age 81, passed away at Syverson Lutheran Home on Sunday, May 2, 1999. Bob was born March 25, 1918, in Eau Claire, to Louis H. and Edna B. (Abbey) Anderson. He graduated from Eau Claire Senior High in 1935, as senior class president and was a member of the state championship debate team.

After attending Eau Claire Teacher's College, he worked with his father and uncle, Alvin, for Anderson Land Company. He married Marie Olson on December 21, 1937. They moved to La Crosse in 1942, where he worked for the OPA Prior to his enlistment in the Navy in 1944. He served as a yeoman aboard the submarine tender USS BURDU in the Pacific Theater throughout the duration of WWII. After the war, he resumed work with the Anderson Land Company (which later became Anderson Realty) as a broker and real estate appraiser. Bob later formed the business currently known as Anderson-Moessner Appraisals. He achieved the appraiser designation M.A.I. and performed appraisals for many governmental agencies, including Wisconsin Department of Transportation, City of Eau Claire, General Services Administration, U.S. Corps of Army Engineers, Board of Regents and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In addition, he appraised properties for numerous life insurance companies, financial institutions, corporation, individuals and estates.

Among his significant projects were appraisals of large portions of the Apostle Islands, the Chippewa Flowage and the Flambeau Flowage. He also appraised over 100 miles of the right-of-way for I-94. He lectured at real estate seminars, taught appraising at UW-Eau Claire and authored several articles in professional publications and a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Real Estate Appraising. He often appeared as an expert witness in court proceedings. Bob was president of the Wisconsin Realtor's Association in 1964 and the Association's Wisconsin Realtor of the Year in 1966. He was president of the Eau Claire Board of Realtors in 1950-51 and Realtor of the Year for the Eau Claire-Chippewa Board in 1972. He was regional vice-president of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers in 1972. Bob served on the Board of Directors for First Federal Savings and Loan for 31 years, including many years as chairman. He also served on the Luther Hospital Board of Directors, the Eau Claire Plan Commission and the First Lutheran Church Council and Foundation and was active in the Eau Claire Lion's Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; and two infant children, Robert and Carol. He is survived by three children, Kay (Bob) Gumm of Roseville, Minnesota, David (Carol) Anderson of Eau Claire and Roger (Shu) Anderson of Eau Claire; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Borst of LaGrange, Illinois, and Mary Lou Kyes of Altoona.

Bob was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed hunting, fishing and his cottage near Hayward. He was a loving family man, a respected businessman and a loyal friend who will be missed by all.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at First Lutheran Church, with The Reverend Dr. Duane C. Pederson officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at Fuller Speckien Funeral Home and one hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. The family requests that memorials be sent to the First Lutheran Church Foundation or to a charity of the donor's choosing.


Kay Marie (Anderson) Gumm died August 13, 2014, in Roseville, Ramsey Co., MN, at age 75. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, August 14, 2014

Kay Gumm

Gumm, Kay (nee Anderson) Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Dear Friend to Many. Age 75, of Roseville; passed away August 13, 2014, on her 75th birthday. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Marie; and siblings, Robert and Carol. Survived by children, Chris (Allison), Jennifer (Steve) Froelich, Kevin (Kim), Heather Greene, and Stephanie (Ram) Mehta; grandchildren, Evan, Elise, Grady, Wes, Adam, Alex, Trevor, Natalie, Charlie, Carter, Cameron, Annabel, and Avery; brothers, David (Carol) and Roger (Shu) Anderson; other family, neighbors, and close friends. Kay was born and raised in Eau Claire before moving to the Twin Cities and raising her family in Roseville. She was active in her church, and a frequent school volunteer. She loved her bridge clubs, gardening, and cooking, and she taught piano for many years. Funeral service 11 AM Monday, August 18 at ROSEVILLE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1215 W. Roselawn Ave, Roseville. Private interment in Eau Claire. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N Dale St at County Road B, from 3-6 Sunday and at the church from 10-11 Monday. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550