Robert E. Anderson, 77, French LickNovember 19, 2013
Robert Eugene “Tuffy” Anderson, 77, French Lick, died at 12:42 a.m. today, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.
He was born at Cuzco on May 14, 1936, to Walter J. “Whitey” and Mae (Nicholson) Anderson. He married Charlene Nelson on Sept. 14, 1957. She died Aug. 10, 2010.
Surviving are son Stephen Anderson of Phoenix; sister Mary “Susie” Sanders of French Lick; brother Gerald “Red” Anderson of French Lick; sister-in-law Patricia Hoffman of Jasper; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman “Brownie” and Jim “Goose” Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was a 1955 graduate of French Lick High School and a graduate of Oakland City College and Chicago Teachers College. He was a teacher for 26 1/2 years at Frankfort (Ill.) Elementary School and also had worked at the French Lick Springs Resort golf courses. He attended Springs Valley Church of the Nazarene. He was an avid golfer and a fan of basketball, Larry Bird, the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, 785 S. Bears Bend Road, French Lick.
The Rev. Darrell Wineinger will officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Sunset Cemetery in Winslow.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 3816 Pay Sphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674.
Condolences may be shared at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.
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