Robert L. Barnes
Robert L. Barnes, 88, Elkhart, formerly of Middlebury, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation, Elkhart.
He was born April 3, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Roy and Elvira (Tedeschi) Barnes.
On Aug. 5, 1951, he married Gloria M. Phipps; she died June 9, 2000.
He then was married in January 2010 to Catherine (Dodge) Weaver, Elkhart; she survives. Other survivors include five sons, Robert Barnes Jr., Middlebury; Richard (Pat) Barnes, Bristol; Mike (Cheryl) Barnes, Shipshewana; Jeff (Jackie) Barnes, Middlebury; Pat (Tina) Barnes, Buford, Georgia; two stepdaughters, Mary (Todd) Blumenstock; Judy (Dave) Weitz both of Elkhart; stepson, John (Jeanne) Weaver, Aida, Michigan; six grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren and sister Shirley A. Barnes, Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and brother, James Barnes.
Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked 37 years for NIPSCO, retiring as a construction crew supervisor.
Funeral services and burial at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be offered at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home's website.
Published on September 18, 2019


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