Robert E. Anderson

Sept. 30, 1933-March 24, 2020

Robert E. Anderson, 86,

Minot and former owner

of Bob’s Drywall (now

known as Anderson

Drywall) died on Tuesday,

March 24, 2020 in a Minot

nursing home.

Robert Eugene Ander-

son was born on Sep-

tember 30, 1933 in James-

town, ND to Levi and Lu-

ella (Hinsperger) Ander-

son. He was raised and

educated there and in

Palermo and Minot.

Robert attended Minot

Model High School. He

enlisted in the U.S. Navy

on May 1, 1951 and

served aboard the U.S.S.

Tarawa during the Korean

War. During his military

service he received the

following service ribbons:

National Defense, Korean

Service, United Nations,

China Service and Navy

Occupation. He received

his honorable discharge as

a fireman on July 20, 1954

at the Treasurer Island

Naval Station near San

Francisco, CA. Following

his discharge he returned

to Minot.

Robert married Cora

Lee on June 23, 1956 in

Minot. They made their

home on Skyline Drive in

Minot for many years and

he owned and operated

Bob’s Drywall (now

known as Anderson

Drywall) for about 40

years. He retired in 1996.

Cora passed away on

October 14, 1999. Bob had

continued to reside in


Robert was a member of

Bethany Lutheran

Church, American Legion

Post #26, Eagles Aerie

and Elks Lodge all in

Minot. Bob enjoyed col-

lecting Navy memorabilia,

model cars, planes and

ships, gardening (espe-

cially yardwork), bowling

and watching baseball,

but he was passionate

about his pets and family

with Saturday morning

breakfasts being a weekly


Robert’s loving family

includes: his children:

Becky (Todd) Breitkreutz,

David (Barb) Anderson

and Mike Anderson

(Leslie Varty) all of Minot;

grandchildren: Dustin

(Kelsi) Breitkreutz, Brooke

(Ryan) Selk and Courtney

(Matthew) Mackey;

great-grandchildren: Jack-

son, Nolan, Hannah and

Hudson; brother: Ray-

mond (Gloria) Anderson

of Roseville, CA;

sister-in-law: Billie Ander-

son of Racine, WI;

in-laws: Lois Markle, Joan

Heuer, Carol Lee and Pa-

tricia Gauthier and several

nieces, nephews and


Robert was preceded in

death by: his parents,

stepfather: Hardie Gar-

ness, wife, brother: LeRoy,

parents-in-law: John and

Edna (Ofsthun) Lee and

in-laws: Robert Lee and

Joyce Lee.

Celebration of the Life

of Robert Anderson:

Private (due to the

Coronavirus Pandemic

Restrictions) at the Tho-

mas Family Funeral Home

Chapel. However, the ser-

vice can be viewed for

two weeks starting on Sa-

turday, March 28, 2020 at

10:00 a.m. using the link

contained in his website


Interment will be in

Sunset Memorial Gar-

dens, Minot.

In lieu of a public visi-

tation memories and con-

dolences may be shared at


Sympathy cards and

memorials may be sent to

512 12th Ave. S.W.,

Minot, ND 58701.

Memorials are preferred

to the Souris Valley An-

imal Shelter or ND

Chapter of the American

Cancer Society.