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Robert F. Anderson, 74, Palatine

Robert Anderson was a 41 year resident of Palatine. He worked in District 15 as teacher, principal, head of personnel, associate superintendent and head of transportation for more than 30 years before retiring about 10 years ago.

Robert F. Anderson was a former longtime District 15 employee. Photo courtesy of Anderson family
Robert F. Anderson was a former longtime District 15 employee. Photo courtesy of Anderson family

Robert F. Anderson, 74, passed away Jan. 2, 2014.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., in Palatine.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.

Bob loved all things about life and truly lived it to its fullest. Most important to him was fatherhood, a task at which he exceeded beyond all measure. He cared about the youth of this community and his role as Associate Superintendent of Community Consolidated School District 15 afforded him the opportunity to elevate both the education of the students he served as well as the quality of education the teachers provided.

Bob was energetic, witty, loved to laugh and be laughed at by those who loved him. He was always ready with a quick wink, an easy smile, and a gleam in his eye.

He relished all things sports, was active in coaching all of his sons and truly enjoyed competition whether it be on the basketball court, at the bowling alley or on the golf course. One of the things he loved most was the Green Bay Packers, and to his last breath enjoyed hearing of their success.

He was a most loving father, husband and teacher whose heart and energy will be dearly missed. 

Bob was born on July 1, 1939, in De Pere, Wis., the son of the late Elmer and Mayme (nee Macaux) Anderson.

Bob was the beloved husband of Sandra (nee: Hoffman) Anderson for 26 years; loving father of, along with Jean Anderson Tittle, Scott (Kathy), Mark (Karen) and Jeff Anderson; devoted step-father of Steve and Mike (Dana) Gerlach and Jennifer (Robert) Widlowski; cherished grandfather of Kaylin, Matthew, Kendall, Patrick, Cameron, Lindsay, Jake, Adam, Anna, Bobby, Trey, Blake and Morgan; dear brother of Richard (Kitty) Anderson and Dorothy (Ron) Malooley. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL  60631.

Obituary submitted by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home

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