Memorial services for Bob Anderson will be held on Friday, September 12, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, KS, at 4:00 pm.
Mr. Anderson died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Menorah Medical Center.
Bob was born on April 8, 1951 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Raymond and Hazel Anderson. He graduated from Lawrence High School and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Drury College. After college Bob moved to Missoula, Montana and started a construction business, Northwoods Building and Maintenance. In 1982, Bob returned to Lawrence to join the family business, Anderson Rentals. In 1988, Bob became president of Anderson Rentals. In 1994 Bob married Betsi Caldwell of St Louis, Missouri. The couple made their home together in Lawrence Kansas.
Bob was an active member of the American Rental Association participating on various committees and served as Vice President in 2003. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and archery. Bob was a licensed hunting guide and worked for outfitter, Mike Smith in Montana. He was also a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Lawrence Lions Club, Topeka Bow Hunters Association, recently joined the Cowboy Action Shooters Club and Single Action Shooting Society under the moniker of “Rowdy Tymes”
Bob is survived by his wife, Betsi Anderson, step children, Brian Caldwell and Elizabeth Taylor, step grandson Sullivan Caldwell, siblings, Jane Anderson, Mary Anderson, and William Anderson. His sister Gayle Birdsong died in 2010. Other survivors include his nieces and nephews, Nancy Birkenmeier, Meghan Birdsong, Katherine Anderson, and William (Andy) Anderson.
The family suggests that memorial donations go to Philmont Scout Ranch, 17 Deer Run Road, Cimarron, NM 87714.