Robert E. Anderson II, 74, of Lacon, died November 15th, 2021, at UnityPoint Methodist in Peoria. Born in Spring Valley on October 14, 1947 to the late Robert E. and Agatha (Schlosser) Anderson, he married Linda Corcoran on December 6, 1969 in Streator. They were married for 52 years.
Bob is survived by his wife; son Robert E. Anderson III of Lacon; daughter Erica Cervantes of Terre Haute, IN; grandchildren Hannah Cervantes serving in the Navy, Gage Cervantes at Perdue; and niece Cassandra Anderson of Chillicothe.
Bob was a devoted family man with an incredible sense of humor. He was very generous and enjoyed helping people in need. He loved music, concerts, traveling and talking on the phone to his many friends and grandchildren. Bob was an avid hunter for years, a member of 15 Club, and a 4-H Leader. He earned Top Salesperson for many seed companies over the years all while working on his family farm in rural Lacon.
Bob & Linda recently built a home on the Illinois River where he donated his time cleaning up the park setting of the river bank for local residents to enjoy.
Funeral service for Bob will be held on Saturday November 20 at 11am at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites will be accorded and family burial will take place in the Lacon Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to St. Jude or Koinonia Food Pantry and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com