Robert "Bob" William Pletcher, 74, of Middlebury, died unexpectedly at 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 5 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on December 13, 1946, in Goshen, to John and Katherine (Frick) Pletcher. On February 17, 1968, in Goshen, he married Marlene Bender, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Kellie (David) Stotts and son, Brian (Missy) Pletcher both of Goshen; four grandchildren, Jordan and Derek Stotts, Lauren and Drew Pletcher. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Pletcher and sister, Betty (Bobby) Fuchs. Bob drove truck for Petro Lane and retired from Mica Shop as a cabinet builder in 2017. He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury. Bob coached many of his kids sporting teams and he greatly enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and theatre. He loved maintaining his yard and just being outside listening to the birds. He also loved his dog Mindy. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 8 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, August 9 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Phil Yoder. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Middlebury Food Pantry or Faith Mission.
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