Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1962

Bob Anderson ROBERT LAWRENCE "BOB" ANDERSON of New Ulm, TX, editor of the New Ulm Enterprise for the past 12 years passed away Nov. 14, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Bob was born Dec. 28, 1944 in Marshall, TX, son of James Phillip and Mary Jim Crawford Anderson. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1962 & attended North Texas State University in Denton before joining the U.S. Marine Corp in 1963, serving at Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the Marine Corp Band and one of his proudest achievements was playing Taps for funeral services of military dignitaries wherever he was requested. Bob returned to North Texas State University in 1969 after his discharge from the Marines and also worked at the Denton Record-Chronicle as sports editor while he was a student and after he completed his education. In 1972 he was employed as a sports editor for the Houston Post and worked there until he and his family moved to Bellville in 1980 where they operated Anderson Café for four years. He returned to his journalism career, joining the staff of the Bellville Times in 1984, eventually moving to Shiner where he was ad director for the Shiner Gazette, the Moulton Eagle, the Hallettsville Tribune-Herald & the Yoakum Herald- Times. Bob married Maridel Spacek Dungen in Feb. of 2004 in Austin & joined her in publishing the New Ulm Enterprise and the Wallis News-Review until the News-Review was sold in 2006. Active in community events, Bob was a member of the New Ulm Lions Club & the Shelby American Legion Post 602. Surviving Bob are his wife, Maridel, of New Ulm; son, Robert Dillon Anderson and wife Alexandra of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Amanda Suzanne Link and her husband Chad of College Station; step-sons, Jeff Dungen and Debbie of Alvin, Mike Dungen and Brigette Bertsch of Columbus; step-grandchildren, Austyn, Sydney and J.T. Dungen, Ryan, Connor and Derek Bertsch; sisters, Annie Bess Anderson of Boerne and Rosemary Kuhlman of Pontotoc; brother, Eddie Anderson of Raymond, California; and the mother of his children, Suzanne Bludworth of Hempstead. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Phillip Anderson (RHS-1967).