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Robert Eugene Duke Sr., 80, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Chase Center, Logansport, Indiana. Robert was born Oct. 22, 1937, to Robert L. and Irma C. (Arrick) Duke. He married his wife, Jeannie (Brown), Jan. 7, 1962, at First Christian Church, Marion, Indiana. She survives him.
Robert was a 1955 graduate of Marion High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1964. Robert retired from Chrysler Transmission in 1999 after 34 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Greentown, No. 341. He enjoyed hunting, golfing and karate. Robert umpired youth baseball in Howard County for years.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Sharon (Southgate).
Bob is also survived by sons, Robert (Teri) Duke Jr. and Micheal (Lisa) Duke; brother, Richard B. Duke; grandchildren, Rachel (Jeff) Seagrave, Silas Stiner, Danielle (Evan) Eikenberry, Robert Lewis Duke II, Joshua (fiancée Jacqueline) Richard, Brynna Richard, Delaney Duke, Zachary Duke, and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29, 2017, at Chapel Hill Christian Church, 2600 W. Alto Road, followed by a short service at 5:30 p.m., with Pastor Steve Allen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a contribution to CASA of Howard County in Robert's honor.
Published on November 27, 2017
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