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Robert "Bob" Frank Roe, 75, Ligonier, passed away Tuesday, March 6, at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
He was born Jan. 10, 1943, the son of Wilbur and Zelma (Stuckman) Roe.
On May 4, 1985, he married Marilyn J. Sheley, who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Kathy (Juan) Diaz and Brian (Tina) Roe, both of Goshen; six grandchildren, Brittney, Elisa, William, Kristen, Whitney, Lindsey, Haley and Kelsey; nine lovely great-grandchildren; four siblings, Larry (Jeanette) Roe, Crawfordsville, Florida, Bill (Peggy) Knight, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Emma Bootz and Ida Lou (Glenn) Hillbert, both of Tempe, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by two siblings, Jerry Knight and Nancy Knight.
Bob was a lifetime area resident and graduated from Syracuse High School in 1962.
He retired from Tenneco after nearly 20 years of service and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Cromwell.
He was an avid birdwatcher and loved to read, especially the Bible. Bob was also very talented and enjoyed small building projects from crafting a headboard to making a doghouse for the family dog, Pepper. He loved all sorts of animals, even cats.
A memorial service in Bob's honor will take place Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Elder Bill Keller will officiate.
A cremation committal has taken place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier.
Burial will be at a later date at Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 North, Albion, IN 46701 or Ark Animal Sanctuary, 0530 E. 300 South, LaGrange, IN 46761.
Published on March 13, 2018
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