Robert L. Anderle was born in Tacoma on December 8, 1930 to Muriel and Rudolf Anderle. He went to the Lord September 14, 2010.
Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Betty Rauch Anderle and his children Jeff (Barbara) from Helena MT., Lisa (Dean) Anderle Tremper of Puyallup, John (Marcy) of Langcaster, CA. Three grandsons: Brandon, Devon and Mathias, three grandaughters: Chelsea, Sheniah, Brittany and one great grandaughter: Brooklin. Sister: Betty Durham of Tacoma, brothers: Dick (Katherine) of Gig Harbor, Don of Puyallup, Ronald (Kay) Rauch of Arizona. Mother and Father-in-law William and Ellen Hardie of Puyallup as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob grew up in Tacoma, graduated from Bellarmine High School in 1950 where he played football. In 2004 he was inducted into the football hall of fame as Touchdown Time Champion being honored as one of the top players from the past 100 years in Tacoma. In 1951 he joined the United States Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. While in Korea he earned a 7th degree black belt in Judo. In 1953 he married Betty Jean Rauch and just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last August. In 1961 they moved to Puyallup to raise their three children.
He enjoyed giving to others especially children. Bob was Santa Clause for over 45 years giving joy to the under privileged and the ederly. He retired from Alaska Airlines and enjoyed his life traveling. They acquired a beach home where they spent much time with their children and grandchildren. His favorite place to go was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he continued his goodwill. The people gave him the name "the candy man" or "Santa Bob". He always had a smile and was a true friend to all. Bob enjoyed many things, fishing, camping, traveling and visiting with everyone.
Bob was a member with his wife Betty of Puerto Vallarta's Friendship Club where she helped with cleft palate surgeries and he entertained the children. Bob was a charter member of Pilgrim Lutheran. We ask in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the church in his name.
Bob has been husband, father, grandfather and great friend to many. He will be truly missed. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by the entire family.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, September 21st from 2pm-8pm at Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup. We will be celebrating his life 1pm, Wednesday, September 22nd at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 10510 136th St. E, Puyallup, South Hill.