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Robert E. "Bob" Pfohl, 86, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Robert was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Anderson to Elmer J. and Elnora (Henry) Pfohl. His companion, Marcella Pavese, survives him.
Bob was a 1949 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Anderson. He then went to serve in the U.S. Army in 1952, becoming staff sergeant in the Korean War. He also served three years in the Indiana National Guard, belonged to American Legion Post 317 in Greentown, NRA, and was a 55-year member of U.C.T. Bob was the assistant manager of Osco Drug Store for 14 years, retiring in 1995 as manager for Soupley's Liquor Store after 13 years, a local photographer for 30 years, and was a photographer for J.F.K. in 1961.
As a man of faith, Bob was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. Bob had many hobbies, including stand-up comedy for nursing homes and at his church, racing stock cars in the late 1950s, hydroplanes in the early 1960s, and attended NASCAR and Indy car races throughout the years. The Pacers and the Colts were his favorite teams.
He is survived by his love, Marcella; children, Michael J. Pfohl, Linda M. (Bill) Simmons and Teresa K. Clayton (husband Michael passed in March 2016); grandchildren, Haylee Pfohl, Ashley (Andrew) Hudson, Amber North, Michael Barrett, Joe Biehle, Larry Pfohl, Lacey Jarvis, Kassondra Gorman and Amanda Carter; great-grandchildren, Martin, Allison, Mason, Blake, Colten, Liam B., Adalyn, Liam N. Lenox, Kileigh and Sydnee.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert J. Pfohl; and sister, Mary.
A funeral Mass for Robert will be at noon Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1204 N. Armstrong St., with Father David Huemmer officiating. There will be military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery in Anderson at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Natalie's 2nd Chance Dog Shelter.
You may read Robert's obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you can sign the guestbook, or share a personal message to the family.
Published on August 25, 2017
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