Robert E. “Shorty” Irwin

November 4, 2017

Robert E. “Shorty” Irwin, 91, of rural Frankfort died at 4 p.m. November 4, 2017 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born March 26, 1926 in Frankfort to Glenn & Gladys (Kelley) Irwin.  He married Virginia M. Ayres in July of 1952 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on June 21, 2005.

Mr. Irwin attended Frankfort schools.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in south Pacific during WWII.  He worked for Nickel Plate Railroad,  National Homes in Lafayette and retired from Chrysler in Kokomo.  Mr. Irwin formerly attended the Mechanicsburg Christian Church.  He was a former member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 and was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall will officiate the service. Burial with Military Honors will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Memorial Honor Flight, c/o Lafayette Honor Flight, P.O. Box 275, Lafayette, IN 47902.

Survived by:

1 Daughter: Sarah (Reed) Daulton of Mechanicsburg, 2 Sons: Tom (Barb) Irwin of rural Frankfort and George (Alma) Irwin of rural Frankfort. 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchild also survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother and his great grandson Logan Irwin.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Robert E. “Shorty” Irwin”

  1. Anne Kathrens Kahl November 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Tom, praying for God’s peace and comfort for you and your family at this time.

  2. Melissa Derrick Martin November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    What a kind man. Condolences to the Irwin family.

  3. Pam & Gerald Shelburne November 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Alma and George I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know God will be with you in these sorrowful times.

  4. Reid and Beverly Knapp November 7, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts are with you.

  5. Deborrah (Horn) Burgess November 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Tom & Barb, I’m so very sorry for your loss & may God be with you all during this hard time! Prayer’s to you & your family!

  6. Gene and Millie Daulton November 7, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Sarah, Reed, Blake and Whitney, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all and your families. May God give you peace and comfort at this sad time in the loss of your father and Grandfather. Love you.

  7. Richard & Melody Miller November 8, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts

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