Robert E. Phend, 83, of South Whitley, Ind., passed away at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in his residence.
On Dec. 13, 1929, he was born in Columbia City, Ind., to Paul and Marie (Wysong) Phend. He married Marjorie Johnson on July 11, 1953, who survives. Robert retired from International Harvester/Navistar in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He is also survived by four children: Norma Schweigel, Columbia City; Michael E. (Sharon) Phend, Pierceton, Ind.; Rebecca A. Phend, South Whitley; Rose E. Phend, South Whitley; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation hours will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Ind. There are no services planned and burial will be at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2869 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.