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Robert "Bob" Anderson of Decorah

November 23 1950 - July 27 2015

Date/Time of Service: Saturday, August 8th 1:00 p.m.

Robert "Bob" Anderson of Decorah died Monday, July 27th, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

The Bob Anderson Celebration of Life is from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday August 8, 2015 at Siewers Spring State Park at the Decorah Fish Hatchery, 2321 Siewers Spring Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101.

Bob is survived by his fiancée, Mary Bradley (Justin, Julie and Layla); one son, Jeremy Anderson of Circle Pines, MN; his siblings: Richard Anderson of Hurley, WI, Kenneth Anderson of White Bear Lake, MN, Judy (Jerry) Schoeller of White Bear Lake, MN, Joyce (Chuck) Heille of Circle Pines, MN, JoAnn Anderson of Shoreview, MN and Greg (Barb) Anderson of Forest Lake, MN; many nieces and nephews, extended family, devoted colleagues and beloved friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Pat Olson, Caryl Holmes and Marlys (Sue) Derr, and his dear friend Rob McIntyre.

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.

The Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family.


The Decorah eagles' best friend and an inspiration to the thousands of raptor enthusiasts he helped create died unexpectedly Monday morning July 27,2015.

Bob Anderson, 64, founder and director of the Raptor Resource Project, helped save peregrine falcons from extinction, led the successful effort to reintroduce them to their historic eyries on the bluffs of the Mississippi River and then educated and warmed the hearts of multitudes with an Internet nest camera that documented the lives of a bald eagle family.

Scores of Decorah eagle fans, writing on the Raptor Resource Project's Facebook page, expressed their condolences and their wish that his spirit will soar with birds he loved

You can make a donation to this project through Paypal. If you prefer to send a check, please send it to:

The Raptor Resource Project PO Box 16 Decorah, IA 52101

The Raptor Resource Project is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

I have been watching Bob's eagles almost since the beginning and have enjoyed them very much. I Remember when Bob decided to put a transmitter on the Diva in 2011 and the picture of Bob in 2012 when he got a signal from the transmitter for the first time. I watched her flight patterns on the map that was put up for us. When she went north so far I wondered if she would come back but she did. Bob was always there for telling us what was happening to the eagles as well as the other birds he had set up cameras for. It has been a great inspiration to watch all of them and to help support Bob's work. Thanks Bob for everything and rest with the angels and eagles now. GOD BLESS YOU.

Bob's interview with Iowa tv

interview with Bob continued

Decorah Fish Hatchery Display

Iowa Gazette Bob Anderson

Decorah bald eagle concerto