Robert “Bob” Herman, 87, formerly of Linn Grove entered into Heaven’s gates Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born August 16, 1933, to Frank and Jessie (Caves) Herman. He was married September 19, 1953, to Karen Moser.
He grew up as a proud Hartford Gorilla. He was a hard worker always giving 100% and going the extra mile. He worked for Central Soya for 44 years where he retired. Upon retirement, he joined the Smith Brothers team as a truck driver as well as worked as a Moser Motors driver. His work did not stop there. He diligently worked as a volunteer for over 25 years at Swiss Heritage Village. As a member of First Missionary Church, he volunteered many hours as a church linesman, usher and greeter. His passion for work continued through his small lawn rolling business and assisting his son-in-law on the family farm.
He always loved having a good (and sometimes not so good) joke. He enjoyed camping at Jellystone Park, fishing, puttering in his shed and collecting many treasures. He occupied third base in slow pitch softball until the ripe age of 48. His competitive spirit was often loudly heard cheering on the Starfires from the north bleachers, near the goal, during basketball games. He loved all things IU, Cowboys and Colts.
His love of his family always came first as he is survived by his two daughters, Suzanne (Don) Inniger of Monroe; and Sonny (Jeff) Koons of Berne; four grandchildren, Christen (Seth) Sprunger; and Ashley (Jon) Fosnaugh, both of Berne; Christian (Kylea) Inniger of Monroe; and Ashlea (John) Stone of Noblesville; five great-grandchildren, Meredith Sprunger; Lola Sprunger; Clayborn Fosnaugh; JJ Stone; and Samuel Stone; and brother and sisters-in-law, Virgil Bixler; Grace Herman; Marilyn Herman; and Diana Herman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and seven siblings, Donald Herman; Garnett Bixler; Velma Wable; Dale Herman; Ruth Watkins; Daniel Herman; and Alvin Herman.
Visitation was Sunday, November 22 from 12-3 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne and will be one hour prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service Monday, November 23 at First Missionary Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Dathen Foust and Chaplain Mike Wertenberger. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to the First Missionary Church or South Adams Youth for Christ.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.