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Robert “Robin-Bob” Anderson

June 24, 2017




Life Sketch for Robert “Robin-Bob” Anderson, Jr


Robert Anderson Jr., 69. died at the Hospice House in Hutchinson, Kansas on June 24, 2017.


He was born on June 13, 1948 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Robert W. Anderson, Sr. and Marianne (Aelmore)Anderson.


Robert was a 1966 graduate of Haven High School and Hutchinson Community College. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during this time. He married Jolene R. Albright on June 4, 1971 in Haven, Kansas.  They were married for forty six years prior to his death.


Robert was a retired Superintendent of Grede Foundries, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. He was an outdoors person and enjoyed hiking and camping.  He enjoyed being outside and took great pride in caring for the yard and all things of nature. He was a wonderful family man and deeply loved them.  Robert was a former member of the Board of Education in Sedgwick and a member of the Sedgwick United Methodist Church


He is survived by his wife: Jolene Anderson; children: Lisa Matson, Brian and Erika Anderson, and Lori and Jack Kasney; two siblings: Bruce Anderson and Becky Kahmeyer and eight grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Marianne Anderson.


A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28th, at the Sedgwick United Methodist Church in Sedgwick, Kansas. A family gathering and visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sedgwick United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 27th with the family present. An inurnment will be held following the service at the Sedgwick Cemetery in rural Sedgwick, Kansas.


A memorial has been set up for the Sedgwick United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.




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14 thoughts on “Robert “Robin-Bob” Anderson

  1. Lori and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I will never forget the first time I stayed the night at your house, your Dad yelled at the dog “Katie” to get upstairs…I was confused but sure that he was talking to me. Hold on to all the memories and smile.

  2. Jolene and family prayers for you all. Know this is a difficult time. He was such a good man and will be missed.

  3. This has broken my heart. There could not be a better man. He seemed to always be happy & ready & willing to make conversation with & make people feel comfortable. As I settled into the Albright family, he went out of his way to welcome & introduce me to Kansas & fitting in. He was a wonderful example of a husband & dad. So many wonderful memories of game nights, holidays & figuring out if he or Jolene was awake enough to drive back to Sedgwick. We had so much fun.
    To Jolene, Lisa, Brian & Lori, I cannot imagine your hearts. You will be in my prayers & thoughts for months to come. I am so sorry? Love, Susie

  4. I will miss Bob walking into the Sedgwick events – a familiar sight and a grandfather supporting grandkids. A great loss to family and community. I will be watching for Jolene to put my arm around her

  5. I did not find out about Robin until this morning(Wednesday) and wish I could have attended his Memorial Service. Robin and Jolene were the cutest couple at Haven High and they had the blessing of growing old together. Believe it or not, they never changed with age. My love and prayers are with you Jolene and your family. Kay Baldauf Neill

  6. No words could express the loss and sorrow I feel. Such a great person and best friend for life and beyond.

  7. So many great Haven High School memories…you two were Haven High sweet hearts… So sorry for your precious loss Jolene…he loved you so much! You are blessed with many great memories. My thoughts and prayers continue with you!

  8. My heart hurts the only ease is to know he is peaceful. Its the family that feels this tremendous gap. Robin was just always such great energy, happy energy, funny, fun, witty and was ALL about family. Jolene I can’t stop thinking about you but am grateful you are surrounded by so much family.
    Years of memories have been flooding my mind, filling my heart so grateful for ALL of them. I know Robin he would want us to make a funny, so here it goes….From your Mom & Dad, (Grandma & Grandpa), “Well didn’t expect to see you so soon, you are going to love it here!”
    I know that doesn’t probably help right now but Robin was always the messenger of good humor. Sending all of my LOVE to each of you. GOD will carry you, HE always finds a way to bring a SILVER LINING….Robin until we see you again….behave, we are missing you but know you are in a GREAT place.
    Kimme Albright

  9. Sincere Condolences To The Anderson Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May, “the God of all comfort,” be with you and your family during the time of sorrow. With Peace & Loving-Kindness,

  10. Rest Robert, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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