Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

Edward “Cobb” Anderson

Date: 
03/07/1948 - 09/22/2014

Edward “Cobb” Anderson, 66, Harvard, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at William S. Middleton Veteran Association Hospital in Madison, Wis., surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 7, 1948, in Harvard to Charles and Julia (Meier) Anderson.

He proudly served as a Navy Seabee during the Vietnam War.

On Oct. 20, 1973, he married Eileen Kruckenberg in Harvard.

He was an avid outdoorsman who loved many things, but above all he cherished spending time with his wife and his daughters, grandchildren and other family. He loved all of his many hunting and fishing trips with his brother and nephews. When he wasn’t home enjoying his garden, he was at his second home in the Dells fishing and riding around on his golf cart. He was always the life of the party, quick with a joke and his wonderful laugh and smile. He was an amazing man with a kind, gentle and caring heart who touched so many people and made a lasting impression. Surrounded by mostly women his whole life, he enjoyed attending all of his nieces’ baby showers and parties and was lovingly referred to as “Aunt” Cobb by many of his nieces.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lisa (Bennie) Gonzalez, South Beloit, Wis., Laurie Alexander, Belvidere, and Lea Pantaleo, Harvard; six grandchildren, David, Jocelyn and Aubry Gonzalez, Addye and Allye Alexander, and Malin Pantaleo; a brother, Joseph (Elizabeth) Anderson; six sisters, Kathleen (Jim) Yates, Sharon Burnett, Charlene (Dennis) Fairbanks, Midge (Tom) Condon, Lynn (Steve) Vermett and Rita (Rollie) Peters; seven brothers-in-law, Delbert Wells, George (Jeanette) Kruckenberg, James Kruckenberg, Kenneth (Sandy) Kruckenberg, Victor (Sandra) Kruckenberg, Arthur (Meg) Kruckenberg and Chester Kruckenberg; many dear friends, including Gary and Karen Pack, Roscoe; and many loving nieces, nephews and close cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother- and father-in-law, Arthur and Vivian Kruckenberg; a sister, Nancy Wells; and a sister-in-law, Jean Harnisch The visitation was held Sept. 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Harvard. A Celebration of Life was held Sept. 29 at the church.

Arrangements were made by the family.