Robert “Bob” Myers, 82, Warsaw, passed away at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born Nov. 8, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio, Bob was the son of Harold and Cora (Redinger) Myers. He was united in marriage to Virginia Burke May 1, 1960, in Warsaw.
Bob proudly served his country from 1956-1959 as an U.S. Navy Corpsman. He has been a resident of Kosciusko County for 61 years and worked as an engineer for Nipsco from 1976-2001 where he retired.
During his lifetime, Bob was involved in many activities involving the area Boy Scouts. He was a scout leader for Troop 715 in Winona Lake from 1967-1977. He also attended Philmont Scout Ranch in 1971 for training with the family, returning in 1976 for the troop Adventure. He was a Winona Lake volunteer fireman for 12 years, a captain usher at Notre Dame until 2019, a member of the Lions Club since 1965, serving as a current club secretary and received a presidential award in 2021. He has also been recognized by the Governor of the state of Indiana for his community involvement.
Bob served on the board of directors for 31 years for the Lions Eye Bank, two years as assistant treasurer and 11 years as secretary. He is a lifetime member of American Legion Post #49, Warsaw and he attended Country Bible Church for several years.
Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Myers, Warsaw; son, John Myers, Warsaw; daughter, Michelle Somers, North Webster; sister Judy Middleton, Warsaw; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his brother Larry.
A visitation is planned from 4-7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service in celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, in the funeral chapel. Pastor Myron Drent will be officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military honors rendered by American Legion Post #49 and VFW Post #1126.
Masks are optional, and social distancing is encouraged. No food is permitted at this time.
Memorial donations may be made to: Lions Eye Bank, 2458 4765 Haven Point Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46280
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