Robert D “Bob” Robertson

February 14, 2018

Robert D “Bob” Robertson, 89, of Frankfort, died peacefully February 14, 2018 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana with loved ones at his side.  He was born in Clinton County to William B. and Dortha (Alter) Robertson.  He married Patricia M. “Pat” Rowe, the love of his life, on May 22, 1949 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2012.

Bob was a graduate of Frankfort High School in 1946 and attended Purdue University for two years. He then married Pat and farmed near Forest, Indiana for nearly 30 years – The last ten of those years, Bob was also the Farm Bureau Co-Op Hillisburg station manager.  While living in the Forest area, he was an active member of the Forest Methodist Church and the Forest Chapters of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.  They moved to Florida in 1978, starting on Sanibel Island, then Fort Myers.  They returned to Frankfort in 2012.  An active private pilot for much of his life, he was a member of the International Flying Farmers, Academy of Model Aeronautics and Clinton County Pork Producers.  While living in Fort Myers after retirement, Bob was involved in many local volunteer organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the Sanibel Library, Lee County hospital volunteers and a local soup kitchen.  He was a skilled handyman, an avid woodworker, and enjoyed working on projects in the wood shop at Wesley Manor.  Travel with close friends and family was a favorite pastime, with England being an especially beloved destination.  Bob’s other activities included canoeing, sailing, golf and tennis.

Visitation and Services

A memorial service and dinner will be held at Forest United Methodist Church, Forest, Indiana Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Forest, Indiana at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family would appreciate donations being made in his memory to the Salvation Army, 300 W. Washington St., Frankfort, the Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Survived by:

2 Sons: J. Daniel (Vi) Robertson of Mountain View, California, Andrew Jay (Melissa) Robertson of rural Frankfort, Ind., 2 Daughters: Jennifer Ann Robertson (Mark) Rule of rural Forest, Ind., Janet Ellen Robertson (Paul) McCain of rural Rockville, Ind., Sister: Jean Robertson Redding of Frankfort, Ind., 7 Grandchildren: Keli (Erik) Hansen, BJ (Kate) Rule, Megan (Jason) Donaldson, Kyle (Cheyenne) Rule, Jayme (Willy) Will, Rachel Robertson and Nathan Robertson and 9 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, David A. Robertson and a sister, Betty Robertson Ransom.


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6 Condolences for “Robert D “Bob” Robertson”

  1. Jan Kersey February 18, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Mark, Jennifer, Jaime and families–
    I was so saddened to read this news about a great guy. Bob and Pat were always so welcoming to Gary and I when we visited in Florida on Sanibel or at Kelley Greens. Many great memories of our sailing trips in the Gulf from Sanibel Island, and how nicely they always treated our Pat and Kelli when we visited the Myers. He will be missed by so many. May you and your family know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. With love, Jan

  2. Bill Davis February 18, 2018 at 9:47 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. When we were kids we always anticipated the times when Bob would come to Forest to employ us for some jobs on his farm. His brother Dave employed us too and they were our favorite fellows to work for. They’ll both be missed by many many folks around Forest.

    Bill Davis

  3. Laura Brinson Graham February 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about your father’s passing, Andy. I remember him taking us up in his plane to tape entry to band varieties show our senior year when we emceed together. Thinking of you and your family today!

  4. Patty Barnett February 18, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Richard and Marilyn Clouse February 21, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mark Jennifer and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! It’s a great day when we are reunited with our loved ones. Thank you for your support of Izzy!

    Dick and Marilyn Clouse

  6. Michael Watkins February 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Jody and I want to send our deepest sympathy concerning the loss of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
    Matt. 5:4

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