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Robert "Bob" K. Garber, 95, passed away Tuesday, June 27, at Heritage Point, Mishawaka.
He was born June 16, 1922, in Goshen, to Earl and Bertha (Kauffman) Garber.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Olene (Gardner) Garber; five children, Terry (Pam) Garber, Bristol, Steve (Linda) Garber, Middlebury, Jerry (Jeanne) Garber, Vandalia, Michigan, Sheryl (Bruce) Kooker, Apple Creek, Ohio, and Wanda (Dean) Weirich, Middlebury; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marion (Florence) Garber, Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Sheldon Garber; two brothers, Maurice and Lamar Garber; and two sisters, Donnabelle Hoover and Betty Betzelberger.
A lifetime area farmer, Bob was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. He was known for his firm handshake and generous spirit. He helped build and remodel his children's homes. While volunteering at Rio Grande Bible Institute in Edinburg, Texas, he helped build six campus buildings.
He enjoyed traveling and fishing in Canada.
Friends may call Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 30, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastors Tyler Hartford and Ron Diener and Deacon Norm Maust will officiate.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Contributions may be given to Pleasant View Mennonite Church or Goshen Home Care and Hospice or Great Lakes Hospice.
To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 28, 2017
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