Robert L. Barnes
April 3, 1931 -- September 13, 2019
Robert L. Barnes, 88, of Elkhart, formerly of Middlebury, died at 12:30 am on
Friday, September 13, at East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation, Elkhart. He
was born on April 3, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Roy and Elvira (Tdeschi) Barnes.
On August 5, 1951 he married Gloria M. Phipps, she died June 9, 2000. He
then was married in January 2010 to Catherine (Dodge) Weaver, she survives
in Elkhart; other survivors include five sons, Robert Barnes, Jr. of
Middlebury, Richard (Pat) Barnes of Bristol, Mike (Cheryl) Barnes of
Shipshewana, Jeff (Jackie) Barnes of Middlebury, Pat (Tina) Barnes of
Buford, GA; two stepdaughters, Mary (Todd) Blumenstock of Elkhart, Judy
(Dave) Weitz of Elkhart; stepson, John (Jeanne) Weaver of Aida, MI; six
grandchildren, six step grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nine step
great-grandchildren and a sister Shirley A. Barnes of Elkhart. He was
preceded in death by his parents; first wife; and a brother, James Barnes.
Robert was a US 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.
~ ~ ~ ~ Condolences ~ ~ ~ ~
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Each of you is in our thoughts and
From: John and Sara Baker
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I will truly miss my Leroy. He always kept a smile on my face. My thoughts
are with you at this time