MADISON - Robert Ewald Anderson, age 94, passed away peacefully at Sunny Hill Healthcare Center on Dec. 29, 2012.

Robert was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Superior to parents Carl E. Anderson and Borghild (Braaten) Anderson. In 1936, Robert graduated from Central High School in Duluth, Minn. Robert joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was an electrician’s mate third class. He served in World War II until his Honorable Discharge in 1946.

Robert met his wife, Joyce, at a square dance. They were married Oct. 15, 1951, and were dairy farmers in Baldwin, Wis., until moving to Madison in 1965. Robert was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for 45 years. He was employed as a machinist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison until his retirement.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Anderson; parents, Carl and Borghild Anderson; and his brother, Erland Anderson.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Carol (Jim) Brandenburg of Minneapolis; daughter, Shirley (Dan) Dettmann of Madison, and grandchildren, Josh, Aaron and Melissa; son, Donald (Beth) Anderson of Waunakee, and grandchildren, Cory, Carly, Cale and Casey; foster son, Tri (Addie) Nguyen of Madison, and their children, Timothy and Arielle.

Private services will be held in Minnesota.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton

(608) 873-9244

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