Robert “Bob” Showalter, 85, of Montgomery

Robert “Bob” Showalter, 85, of Montgomery, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at his home. 

He was born February 20, 1937, in Montgomery, Indiana to the late Roscoe and Hazel (Nolley) Showalter. 

Bob graduated from Montgomery High School in 1956. He was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 630, and the American Legion Post 121. Bob also was a member of the Montgomery Ruritan, where he was a past president. Bob retired from the Town of Montgomery in 2004 after 27 years of faithful employment. He also was the Barr Township Trustee for 35 years. Bob served for 66 years with the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department and was a lifetime member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Hazel Showalter; brother, Pete Showalter. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Sue (Doyle), who he married August 18, 1956; children, Tony (Sally) Showalter of Montgomery, Lisa (Renee) Showalter of Martinsville, Tim (Theresa) Showalter of Montgomery, Cindy (Jeff) Devine of Montgomery and Anita (Joe) Rademacher of Montgomery; grandchildren, Lindsey (Bryan) Fuhs, Lacey (Brock) Higgins, Tyler (Marci) Showalter, Trey (Megan) Showalter, Abby (Kraig) Knepp, Amber (Lance) Miller, and Brittany (Chris) Russell; 13 great-grandchildren and 1more coming in August; brother, Rock Showalter; sisters, Wanda Hill and Imogene Lechner; several nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Koressel at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 3rd , 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery. Burial will follow in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake & Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery and Friday, June 3rd , 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the church.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hearts Hospice. 

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