Robert J. “Bob” Meyer
Robert J. “Bob” Meyer, 71, of Winamac, passed away at his home with his wife and family by his side on Saturday, Nov. 23. Bob fought a long and courageous nine-year battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 10, 1948, in Winamac, to Ralph and Donna (Hoffman) Meyer. He was a 1966 graduate of Francesville High School and attended Purdue University. On April 4, 1970, Bob married Kathleen “Kathy” Davis in Pulaski. They shared nearly 50 years of marriage. Bob was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.
A farmer at heart, Bob raised hogs and crops for much of his life. He also became heavily involved in real estate properties near the Purdue campus when his four children began to attend Purdue. In 2006, Bob and Kathy bought land in eastern Montana. Bob enjoyed spending time on his property in Jordan, Montana. He was very proud to say that all of his children graduated from Purdue and all are successful in their careers. He was an avid Purdue basketball fan and loved going to Mackey Arena to watch the team practice, often having conversations with coaches Gene Keady and Matt Painter. Bob was a hard-working man and never knew how to quit. Having cancer didn’t change that.
Bob is survived by his wife Kathy Davis Meyer; children: Phillip [Jennifer] Meyer, Andrew [Cathy] Meyer, Kristine [John] Goodman, and Abby [Chris] Daniels; mother Donna Meyer St. Clair; and brothers: Dave [Holly] Meyer and Chuck [Bonnie] Meyer. He was very proud to have grandchildren: Alex and Aidan Meyer; Eli, Drew, Jordan and Luke Meyer; Claire, Madelyn and Alice Goodman; and Violet and Nora Daniels.
He was preceded in death by his father Ralph Meyer; brother Thomas Meyer; and infant grandchildren: Jacob and Sarah Meyer and Brady Meyer.
A scriptural wake service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Visitation followed from 3-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiated. Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery West in Pulaski.
Memorial contributions may be made to Purdue University Center for Cancer Research online at www.purdue.edu/cancer-research or envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 4, 2019)