Robert E. Wynant
Robert E. Wynant, 84, passed into the Lord’s presence on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Community Hospital, Anderson. Bob was born in Pendleton to Richard Wynant and Francis Catherine (Pitt) Wynant.
He attended Pendleton schools, graduating from Pendleton High School in 1946. Bob attended Purdue University from 1947-49, marrying Nancy Reighard in 1949. Bob served on the Fall Creek Advisory Board at one time and was a past president of Pendleton Kiwanis. He had been a member of Madison Masonic Lodge 44 F. & A.M. for over 50 years and also was a member of Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley. In 1986 he served as president of Pendleton Alumni Association. He was an active member of Pendleton First United Methodist Church. Bob was employed by Producers Marketing Association at the Indianapolis Stockyards in 1949, and later at Emge Meat Packing Company in Anderson as a livestock buyer. He retired in 1983. Above and beyond all else, Bob was a family man.
Bob loved traveling with his wife, Nancy, creating works of stained glass art, sailing, and reading historical nonfiction, closing the final page of his last book Monday night. Bob was a great story teller and loved regaling family and friends with tall tales and jokes, but he was also the embodiment of old fashioned work ethic.
Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy, whom he loved with all his being; daughters, Diana (Don) Garner of Elwood, Mary (Mike) Ackerman of Spencer, and Rachel (David) Wilcox of Greentown; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren were loved and adored. They include Merrilee (husband, Matthew) Lee of Ft. Atkinson, WI; John (wife, Leah) Garner of West Lafayette; Matt Ackerman (friend, Veronica) of Indianapolis; Adam Ackerman (friend, Elizabeth) of Spencer; Daniel (wife, Megan) Wilcox of Kempton; Joseph Wilcox and Emily Wilcox of Greentown, The “greats” include Daniel Garner and Anna Marie Garner of West Lafayette. Bob is also survived by his brother, Steven Wynant of Pendleton.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Hobart Wynant; sister, Shirley Wynant.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, in Pendleton, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, and included a Masonic memorial service at 7:30 p.m. and also from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at Pendleton First United Methodist Church where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. with Rev. Doug Walker officiating. Burial was in Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be appreciative of contributions in Bob’s name to the Pendleton Historical Museum, PO Box 345, Pendleton, IN 46064 or to the Building Fund of Pendleton First United Methodist Church, 225 W. State St., Pendleton, IN 46064.
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