Robert W. “Bob” Wuethrich, 94, of Francesville, Iwent home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
He passed away peacefully at Parkview Haven Retirement Home.
Bob was born on October 25, 1928 in Rensselaer, IN to the late Christian and Barbara [Pelsy] Wuethrich. He graduated from Francesville High School in 1946.
Bob farmed with his dad and brothers until May 1951 when he was drafted into the US Army. He spent six months at Ft. Meade in Maryland where he received medical basic training and 18 months at Ft. Sam Houston in Texas where he received advanced neuropsychiatric training. He completed his military career serving as Corporal in the 323rd US Army Band. Bob was a member of the Francesville American Legion and honored fallen veterans for over 20 years by playing taps at their funerals.
On March 11, 1951, Bob married Phyllis Haab in Milford, IN and recently celebrated 72 years of marriage. After their service in the Army, they returned to Francesville where they were blessed with seven children whom they raised on the family farm. Bob was a hard worker and instilled that same value in the lives of his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren will always cherish time spent with Grandpa and Grandma Wuethrich on the farm.
Bob was a member of the Francesville Apostolic Christian Church. He gave his life to the Lord in 1948 and served Him faithfully in many ways - primarily through his love and passion for music. Bob’s reverence and respect for the Holy Scripture will always be treasured by his children and grandchildren.
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” -Psalm 100: 1 & 2
He is survived by:
Phyllis [Haab] Wuethrich, Francesville, IN Wife
Rebecca (Dan) Gudeman, Westfield, IN Daughter
Bruce (Kathy) Wuethrich, Francesville, IN Son
Bobbi (Kent) Erb, Westfield, IN Daughter
Blake (Kim) Wuethrich, Noblesville, IN Son
Bonnie (Mark) Vollmer, Westfield, IN Daughter
Reggie Wuethrich, Roanoke, IL Son
Andy (Jill) Wuethrich, Peoria, IL Son
38 Great Grandchildren
Nola Wuethrich, Francesville, IN Sister-in-law
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Jordan Wuethrich, Grandson
Christian and Barbara [Pelsy] Wuethrich, Parents
Theresa (Paul) Von Tobel, Sister
Wilma (Jack) Stewart, Sister
Velda (Lee) Overmyer, Sister
Mildred (Eugene) Huber, Sister
Elizabeth (John) Schambach, Sister
Glendoris (Lester) Huber, Sister
Genevieve (Ed) Schambach, Sister
Willis (Marjean) Wuethrich, Brother
David (Barb) Wuethrich, Brother
Barbara Ellen Wuethrich, Sister
Richard Wuethrich, Brother
Chris Lee (Ruth) Wuethrich, Brother
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
Funeral Services at 10:30 AM EDT Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Francesville Apostolic Christian Church with Ministers of the Church officiating.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN. The American Legion will conduct Military Graveside Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian HarvestCall.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.