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
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
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-
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
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,
Phillip Anderson (RHS-1967).