Robert Eugene Robertson, 86, Russiaville, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Clinton County, Indiana. He was the son of Roy E. and Ruby Hazel (New) Robertson. On Oct. 2, 1953, he married Norma Jean Gibson, who preceded him in death March 18, 1998.
Robert was a 1949 graduate of Forest High School. He served with the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, during the Korean War. Robert had been a farmer all his life and spent three years with Yoeman Stone. He was a member of Union Baptist Church and the American Legion. Robert had several friends and enjoyed spending every minute with them.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Karen Sue Mauermann; grandsons, Ben Mauermann, and Jake Mauermann; sisters, Donna (Donald) Grice, and Shirley (Arthur) Gross, both of Forest; several nieces and nephews; and his later-in-life companion, Betty Fetterhoff.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma Jean, and son Dale Robertson.
Funeral services for Robert will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Dale Brittian officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to Union Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on March 28, 2017