Robert Lee Plass

January 29, 2023

Robert Lee Plass, 78, former Frankfort resident, and of Delphi, Ind., died January 29, 2023 at home, peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family.  He was born March 16, 1944 in Indianapolis, Ind. to the late Robert Cecil & Lois (Burress) Plass. His marriage of 46 years was to Jennifer Stingley on April 24, 1976 at the Mars Hill Baptist Church, Indianapolis and together they enjoyed traveling, attending their grandkids activities, going out to eat, craft shows and antiquing. Jennifer selflessly took care of Bob during the last years of his life.  He was previously married to Marcia (Reynolds) Wood.

Bob was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School, where he played basketball.  He had lived in Lebanon until 1977, Frankfort from 1977-2014 before moving to Delphi.  He was a Union IUOE #103-member, Heavy Equipment Operator for 42 years, working the majority of his time with Milestone Contractors, retiring in 2006.  In 2008, he worked for the City of Frankfort as Street & Park Superintendent for four years. Bob was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was active in the Knights of Columbus, and was known as “Bingo Bob”. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge.  In Bob’s early years, he enjoyed playing softball, baseball,  also playing poker with his buddies on Monday nights and was a NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed the many family gatherings shared, which always included food, cards and games.  Bob’s greatest joy was his grandchildren.


The funeral service will be live-streamed at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023.  To participate, please click the link below:

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Linda Benge will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to TPA Park Christmas Lights or Parkinson’s Foundation.

Survived by:

Wife: Jennifer Plass of Delphi, 3 Daughters: Natalie (Roger) Burton of Colfax, Christa (Jimmy Reed) Plass of Frankfort, Becky (Jim) Draper of Herscher, IL, 3 Sons: Jason Plass of Delphi, Matthew Plass of Delphi, Kyle (Nikki Price) Plass of Rossville, Sister: Jeannie Plass of Lafayette, Brother: Bill (Brenda) Plass of Arcadia, 12 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “Robert Lee Plass”

  1. Jeannie January 30, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    He ain’t heavy he’s my brother. I’ll miss you so much but I know you are at peace.

  2. Colin January 30, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    An amazing man and an even better grandfather. I love you so much, Papaw.

  3. Julia Aughe January 30, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Jennifer you are in my thoughts and prayers. He always had a smile. He will be missed by many, especially you. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of your many years together. He is at peace.

  4. Sherry Vanlandingham January 30, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    So very sorry for your family loss. Hugs. Prayers lifted for comfort through this difficult time.

  5. Christy Stafford January 30, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  6. Doris Jackson January 30, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Jennifer,
    My heart is sad to hear you have lost your husband. I pray for peace as you say your final earthly goodbyes.
    Your friend,
    Doris Jackson

  7. Tammey Davison January 30, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the days that lie ahead.

  8. Susan Plunkitt January 31, 2023 at 7:34 am

    So sorry for this loss to the family and friends. Our deepest sympathies to all. Susie Plunkitt

  9. Dick Perkins January 31, 2023 at 7:58 am

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing….Always enjoyed our friendship going back to softball days at old 3rd street park. Prayers
    RIP Bobby…

  10. Paula Miller January 31, 2023 at 9:38 am

    Bob, RIP I meet you a time or two at Linda and Rob’s. You were a loved man. Love and prayers to Jennifer and family. Hugs in Heaven to Marilyn.
    Paula Miller

  11. Charmin Smith January 31, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Sending love and prayers for the family. I’m so so sorry for this loss!

  12. Sandy Glover January 31, 2023 at 10:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you.

  13. Linda McQueen January 31, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Bobby, Now you can travel any where and which way you want! Your beautiful family will remain close because of you and your love for them. I am sure your family will take good care of Jennifer. Your love and devotion for each other shows in your children and your grandchildren. You deserve this rest and peace. May God bless you with a huge MCL in Heaven! I love you Jennifer and am so sorry for your great loss.

  14. Tim January 31, 2023 at 10:54 am

    You were always kind to me and treated me like family and I will forever be grateful for that. Rest in peace.

  15. Chris Church January 31, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Jeannie my friend, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I will be praying for peace & comfort for you & your family.

  16. Sandy Paige January 31, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    You’re in my thoughts and prayer at this time. I hope you always hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you shared with your brother, and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  17. Becky Jenkins January 31, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Brenda So sorry. In my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Cheryl Overman January 31, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    Jennifer, so sorry for your loss. Praying God will surround you with love and comfort. Cherish the memories.
    Cheryl Garrett Overman

  19. Janet Jacks Knox January 31, 2023 at 9:42 pm

    Jennifer and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

  20. Diana January 31, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    Rest in peace Bobby. Sending my condolences and love. Bobby was a great cousin and will be missed by many.

  21. Nick and Ann Zafran February 1, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Jennifer, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  22. Janice and Bryant Reed February 1, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Jeanie we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother . May you find comfort in knowing he is with the lord rejoicing in heaven . You and your family are in our prayers . We love you and are always here if you need to talk . Janice & Bryant Reed

  23. Cindy Beals February 2, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    So sorry Jennifer…thinking of you and the kids.

  24. Carolyn (Susie) Plass-Groce February 2, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Bobby, my nephew/brother
    We had so much fun growing up on the farm. Building forts out of leaves and limbs. Trying to push Sharon and me off the hill into the water hole. So many great memories. You will always be in my heart.

  25. Pam Ayers-Petrilli February 3, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Jennifer and family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. May all your happy memories of Bob bring you comfort. Thinking of you all in the days ahead.

  26. Kevin and Dana Myers February 4, 2023 at 11:30 am

    So very sorry. Bob was a very good man. You will have a lot of great memories because of the family that you have and all that you did together. Loved talking to Bob, he never met a stranger. Praying for comfort and peace. We are sorry we can’t be there but you are in our prayers.

  27. Maryanne Delacruz February 4, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Praying for peace that passes all understanding. May God be with you always.
    Take care.

  28. Bush Fullerton February 4, 2023 at 1:16 pm


    Reading Bob’s obituary describes such a wonderful life you and your family have had. While it is deeply painful to lose your husband and patriarch of the family, the legacy he has left will give all of you peace, strength and found memories.

  29. Tom Cowart February 4, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Bill we are deeply sadden by the death of your brother. We wish we could of been there but wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts. If you need anything at all, you know all you have to do is give us a call. Take care of yourself. Tom and Lou Ann

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