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Bob Anderson Passes Away

Well known Hackney exhibitor Bob Anderson of Brown-Anderson Farm passed away Monday afternoon, April 18, surrounded by his family. Known for his infectious smile and laugh, Anderson drove the champion pleasure driving ponies Pacifico's Standing Ovation and Super Spy. He was also a great supporter of his family's show ring activities and this past year had great joy watching his grandson Zach Meyer driving Pacifico's Standing Ovation to a world's champion title under the direction of Andy and Lynda Freseth.

Robert B. Anderson, age 83 of Plainfield, IL passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Born March 23, 1928 in Osco, IL, the son of the late Willis and Clara Anderson. Beloved husband of Nancy (nee Brown) for 56 years. Loving father of Keith (Mimi) Anderson and Linda (Blair) Meyer. Cherished grandfather of four: Whitney and Matthew Anderson, Brianna and Zachery Meyer. Dear brother of Russell (JoAnne) Anderson and the late J. Dean (the late Gale) Anderson. Bob was a licensed real estate broker, was the Executive Officer of Aurora Board of Realtors and the Fox Valley Board of Realtors. Was on the Plainfield Park District Board for over 25 years, member of the Plainfield American Legion Post, # 13, the Acacia Masonic Lodge in SC. Also a member of the American Hackney Horse Society, the American Saddle Horse Museum, a member of the United Professional Horseman Association and the USEF. He was also a member of the Plainfield Congregational UCC in Plainfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plainfield Congregational UCC, 24040 W. Fraser Road, Plainfield, IL 60586 or the American Saddle Horse Museum.

Funeral services Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home with interment to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Visitation Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at:
OVERMAN-JONES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rts. 30 & 59) Plainfield, IL 60544 Info:(815)436–9221 or  

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