Robert Eugene Kehrer

June 13, 2021

Robert Eugene Kehrer, 82, of rural Frankfort, died June 13, 2021 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana.  He was born August 21, 1938 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Niles C. & Mary Ellen (Crawford) Kehrer.  He married Nancy (Crum) Withrow on September 4, 1993 and she survives.

Bob was a graduate of Arsenal Technical School in Indianapolis.  He had lived in Indianapolis and Westfield, moving to Frankfort in 1993.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, serving from 1961-1967. Bob retired in 1998 after 42 years from General Electric Company and also worked part time at The Farmer’s Bank from 2000-2009.  Since 2009, he had worked with Garney Enterprises. He faithfully attended Hopewell United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion in Frankfort.  He enjoyed camping, old westerns, music, especially Elvis and Neil Diamond but most of all he loved his family and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Hopewell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Association, c/o Lee Paris, 2566 E CR 600 N, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Nancy Kehrer of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Michael A. (Marsha) Kehrer of Ringgold, GA, Brian R. Kehrer of Indianapolis, 1 Daughters: Tracie A. (Danny) Shearer of Danville, 1 Son-in-Law: Neil Samuels of Philadelphia, PA, Step-Son: Matthew A. Withrow of Frankfort. Step-Daughter: Susan K. (Brett) Henrikson of Lafayette, 12 Grandchildren: Morgan, Melanie, Monica, Stefanie, Justin, Tabitha, Tara, Chelsea, Caitlin, Trevor, Katie and Sophie and 20 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Kehrer Jr., daughter, Teresa L. Samuels, 3 grandchildren, a brother, James H. Kehrer, sister-in-law, Charlotte Kehrer and first wife Bonnie Kehrer.


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27 Condolences for “Robert Eugene Kehrer”

  1. Ricky & Darlene Smith June 14, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Nancy and family. We always enjoyed talking with Bob over the years when we would get to visit in Tennessee. May God bless and comfort the whole Kehrer family during this time of such a loss

  2. Jane A. Sheets June 14, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Nancy, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Larry & Pat Newton June 14, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of Robert. He was such a kind man. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Diane Pickering June 14, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Bob, He was such a nice guy. He seemed to have a quiet spirit and a loving nature about him that always made you feel comfortable. He will truly be missed.
    Sending hugs and prayers.

  5. Denise Robertson June 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Nancy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob and unfortunately will not be able to attend the service as we are in Florida. May you find comfort in all the memories you have made with him. We are praying that you find strength and peace in the Lord. Denise and Amber Robertson

  6. Jo Ellen Ogle June 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Bob was a very loving and kind man. He will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Greg Stewart June 15, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Bob and I worked at GE as sales engineers during the 1990’s when I was just beginning my career. Although there were many years between us in age, we became the best of friends as Bob always was very young at heart. We spent countless hours in the car going to visit customers and I can remember the great stories, laughs, and most of all that Bob Kehrer smile & grin that he would display most of the time. Bob was a true gentleman with integrity and an incredible work ethic, but mostly he was fun to be around, always with a quick quip or funny joke to lighten the mood. He had a major impact on my life, and I will always look back fondly on the time we had together.

  8. Nina Daniel-Baute June 15, 2021 at 9:59 am

    So sorry to here about Bob. Prayers for you and family.

  9. Richard and Marilyn Clouse June 15, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Nancy we are so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Donna Abbott June 15, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Nancy, So very sorry to read of Bob’s passing. When he would come into the bank, when I was working there, he was always so very nice with a kind spirit. Thoughts and prayers going out for you and the family.

  11. Maribeth Spencer June 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    To The Family, So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great friend and a good neighbor for many years. We shared a lot of laughs and fun. My prayers are with you all.
    With love,
    Maribeth and family

  12. Nan Forton June 15, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this, my love and hugs are sent your way.

  13. Donna Landers June 15, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Dear Nancy & family,
    So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. My prayers are with you & family as well. So glad last time John & I saw you & Bob was at the restaurant in Rossville. Good memories.
    RIP BOB!

  14. Beth Akulin June 15, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your father was ALWAYS kind to me. I am sure time has not changed anything. He will truly be missed.

  15. Judy and Harold Simpson June 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Nancy, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Karen Jo Coleman June 15, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Nancy, Tom and I are in Michigan on vacation and I was checking obits and saw that Bob had passed away. We are so sorry our prayers are with you at this sad time.

  17. Andy & Julie Crum Family June 15, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    We have such fond memories of Bob to include
    sitting out by the campfire, meeting for dinners, dropping by on our way to from the store and of course, of him and aunt Nancy hosting the wedding rehearsal for Julie and me in their barn.
    We will miss him and his kind smile. Please know we send our deepest sympathies , prayers and love .

  18. Heather June 16, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a client of mine and I enjoyed talking with him, even though he always felt like he was “bothering me.” He was such a nice man! Prayers to all of his family and friends.

  19. Jerry & Linda Fields June 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Nancy, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  20. Bill Sowers June 16, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss! Bob was such a great friend to Bill during his time of need! You are all in our prayers.
    Bill and Judi Sowers

  21. Jim and Jeanie VanSchepen June 16, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Nancy we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. Sending prayers and hugs to you.

  22. Kenton Colby June 17, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Nancy, I’m sorry for your loss, and I’m glad that Bob touched my life. Prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.

  23. Kim Pletch June 17, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Nancy, I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I will be praying for you and the family for peace and comfort. He was such a good man and will be missed by many.

  24. Mike Hall June 17, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I got to know Bob by his involvement with Garney Enterprises and several invites to work in Bob and Nancy’s home. A joy to be around. In our conversations at the office I don’t know if he realized he was teaching me lessons I very much needed to learn…but he was. Sharing his experiences working at the bank and, at times, at Garney’s office having to navigate potentially stressful conversations with people over tough things to have a conversation about, like being behind and catching up not feeling realistic. He taught me at times like that no matter how agitated the other person is/was, the facts are still the facts and level heads will come sooner finding a way through what needs dealt with. Forever grateful for the chance to know him. Blessings on those closest to him as you figure out how to move forward.

  25. Mike & Charlyn Catron June 18, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Nancy, Charlyn & I so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

  26. Nancy Merrill June 18, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Nancy, I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Thinking of you.

  27. Erilda & Ron Coleman June 24, 2021 at 5:14 am

    Dearest Nancy & Family,
    Our hearts were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you & lifting you in our prayers for strength & comfort. God Bless – Ron & Erilda

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