Robert C. “Bear” DeWitt, 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Valley View HealthCare Center, Elkhart.
He was born on May 18, 1952, to Delbert Clyde DeWitt and Marion Louise (Payne) DeWitt in Rochester. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1970.
“Bear” was a very kind and caring person who loved his children and grandchildren. He had a passion for good food, traveling, a desire to be free, and to live life on his own terms. He was self-employed as a carpenter and was a perfectionist when it came to carpentry and drywall finishing, his specialty. “Bear” retired in 2008 due to declining health.
He is survived by his sisters: Diana Shively and Debra (John) Frame, Osceola; brother: Richard DeWitt, Mishawaka; children: Bobbie Jo, Leeann, Michael, Pamela, and Susan; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter: Mary Ann, in 1997.
A gravesite service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, with Rev. Charles Krieg officiating.