Robert H. Lemen Sr.

April 25, 2013

Robert H. Lemen Sr. 86, of Frankfort, IN, died at 2:50 p.m. April 25, 2013 at I.U. Health Arnett, Lafayette. Born December 14, 1926 Charleston, IL to T.P. & Helen (Harrell) Lemen. He married Mary E. See on December 15, 1946 in Southport, IN and she preceded him in death on November 7, 2011. Mr. Lemen moved to Frankfort in 1937 and was a 1945 graduate of Frankfort High School. He retired from ADI in Indianapolis after 10 years in 1978, prior to that he worked for the Nickle Plate Rail Road and for Lafayette Radio Supply. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during WWII. He attended the Community Christian Church, was a lifetime member of the Wildcat Conservation Club, member Frankfort Eagles Lodge, Frankfort Elks 560 and the American Legion. Robert enjoyed casinos, card playing, fishing, pool and Stock Car Racing. He raced for 10 years and won the Convertible Championship in 1955.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Tim Grasham will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, April 28th from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Teresa Bies of Port Charlotte, FL, Cathy Cole of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Jason, Angie, Erica and Erin and 6 Great Grandchildren, Ashley, Caterina, Avont, Dylon, Kavan and Makai.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert H. Lemen Jr in 2007 and two brothers, Bill & Gene Lemen.


15 Condolences for “Robert H. Lemen Sr.”

  1. Deborrah k (Horn) Burgess April 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Dear Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of grief, and if you need to talk, I’m not hard to find. Please remember that. I’ve always thought about you from time to time through out the years. May God Bless YOU ! # 931-260-1958

  2. John & Pam Sims April 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Boompa will be greatly missed! He was a wonderful man and is rejoicing at being reunited with his love! May God bless and comfort the family during this difficult time.

  3. Alberta Ward Brown April 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    So many memories I hold in my heart for my dear cousin. Prayers for the family.

  4. ROSE AUSTIN & JIM BROWN April 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm


  5. Darla Large April 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Teresa and Cathy, we are so sorry for your loss, will keep you all in our prayers… Love & God BlessYou All!!
    John and Darla Large

  6. George myers April 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Dear Cathy

    So very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Peace be with you and your family

  7. Cheryl Smith-Kaylor April 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I only knew Bob a short time. He was a close friend of my mother (Julia Newhouse). He was such a nice man. Always happy, always friendly. I will miss seeing him fishing at the farm so much. My condolences to his family. Such a lovely man.

  8. Dave and Jane Rodkey April 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will be in Chicago on Sunday visiting family.
    But we want you to know we are thinking of you.
    Jane and Dave Rodkey

  9. Carol Hamilton April 28, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Teresa and Cathy,
    So sorry to read and your dad. I have so many fond memories of being at your house with Morris and Alene. Hope you all are ok. Carol and Kevin

  10. Ron & Sherry Maiers April 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    We are very close friends of Carolyn & Bill Ferraro and would like to extend our sympathy to your family. So many times we would get a phone call from Carolyn as they were traveling in their car to Frankfort to visit Robert and Mary. We knew that their day was going to consist of lots of card games! After Mary passed away, we continued getting those phone calls as they made frequent trips to further their close relationship with Robert, making sure that he still had the opportunity to spend time with family and of course play cards! Carolyn spoke so many times to us about her cousin, Teresa, who was so helpful to her when Carolyn was in Florida taking care of her Mom before she passed away. We often talked to Carolyn when she was staying with Teresa and she always mentioned how much she appreciated having a place to stay and all the things that Teresa was doing to help her at that difficult time.
    We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you and hoping that God will bless your family during this very sad time.
    Sherry and Ron Maiers

  11. Ron & Sheree Fortinberry April 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Teresa and Cathy – We are so sorry for your loss. We always loved spending time with your Dad. We will keep you all in our prayers… Love & May God continue to Bless You All.

  12. Jim & Diana (Huffer) Schutz April 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Teresa & Cathy,
    So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! I know he is rejoicing in Heaven with all who have gone before and waited for him to arrive to “deal”! The game can continue now!
    May our Lord keep you in the palm of His hand and give you peace!

  13. Tammy Roberts April 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Cathy, so sorry for your loss,…I lost my dad to cancer a year ago at age 69. He’s definitely in a better place. I knew your dad from when I worked at Lafayette Bank & Trust, he was a pleasure to wait on. My prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Alice & Norm Sterling May 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Cathy & Angie,
    Sorry to hear of the death of your Dad and Grandfather. We do remember times at the Elks Club. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Alice & Norm

  15. Annette May 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Carolyn and Uncle Bill,

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your Uncle Robert. I know you enjoyed spending time with him. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God Bless you all and help you to be at peace knowing he’s now in a better place.


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