ROBERT J. ANDERSON

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:12 pm

Robert J. Anderson, biologist and conservationist, of Decorah, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. 

A Celebration of Life is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Siewers Spring State Park at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101.

• Feel free to bring a chair as seating is limited;

• Angle parking on the grass will be done at the Fish Hatchery;

• A shuttle service with off-site parking will be attempted to be arranged for efficient transportation to and from the Fish Hatchery.

Bob was a consultant with Excel Energy, and formerly employed at 3M, leaving that company to dedicate his life to the recovery of  Peregrine falcons. As the director of the Raptor Resource Project, Bob was very proud of his work with the Decorah Eagle webcam, and the enjoyment it gave to millions of people throughout the world.

Memorials may be given to The Raptor Resource Project, P.O. Box 16, Decorah, IA 52101.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at fjelstul.com.

Bob is survived by his fiancée, Mary Bradley (Justin, Julie and Layla); one son, Jeremy Anderson of Circle Pines, Minn.; his siblings: Richard Anderson of Hurley, Wis., Kenneth Anderson of White Bear Lake, Minn., Judy (Jerry) Schoeller of White Bear Lake, Minn., Joyce (Chuck) Heille of Circle Pines, Minn., JoAnn Anderson of Shoreview, Minn. and Greg (Barb) Anderson of Forest Lake, Minn.; many nieces and nephews, extended family, devoted colleagues and beloved friends. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Pat Olson, Caryl Holmes and Marlys (Sue) Derr; and his dear friend, Rob McIntyre.

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