Robert Lee Trowbridge

November 14, 1932 - November 10, 2017

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Calling(s)

Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Service

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Obituary

Robert Lee Trowbridge, 84, of Ligonier died Friday, November 10, 2017, from the results of a traffic accident west of Topeka.

He was born November 14, 1932, in Orange Township, Noble County to Bert and Hazel (Acker) Trowbridge.

On April 21, 1956, in Angola he married Mary Ellen Johnston. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2016.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean War.

Mr. Trowbridge was a truck driver. He was a member of Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and Ligonier American Legion Post 243.

Surviving are two daughters, Bobbie (Randy) Chidister of South Bend and Linda (Jim) Sedlacek of Elkhart; two sons, Dale Trowbridge of Ligonier and Joseph (Judy) Trowbridge of Albion; eight grandchildren, Casey Slone, Ashley Slone, Justin Ray, Heather Smith, Jennifer Levens, Shaun Trowbridge, Eithan Trowbridge, and Christopher Trowbridge; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Emma Linville-Slessman of Kendallville and Gloria (Bob) Lash of Huntertown; and two brothers, Walter (Patricia) Trowbridge of Kendallville and Duane (Sheryl) Trowbridge of Leo.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Trowbridge, Jr. and a brother, Lowell Trowbridge.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Mark Wood officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Cemetery.

Honor guard services will be provided by Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, Ligonier American Legion Post 243, and active duty members of the U.S. Army.

Pallbearers will be Shaun Trowbridge, Christopher Trowbridge, Casey Slone, Gage Paulus, Shaw Smith, and Jason Smith.

Calling is Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the West Noble American Legion Post 243.

View a video tribute after Tuesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Gary Byers
November 14th, 2017 7:34pm
Ligonier In

Sorry to hear of Bobs passing

Julie Rager
November 14th, 2017 1:45pm
South Bend

Bobbie & Randy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Candice Harla
November 13th, 2017 12:31am
Topeka, Indiana

Praying for the family and Shaun. He was such a great, caring, loving man. Bob and Mary used to come into the Legion in Ligonier to see me when I bartender. Love them both dearly. He will be greatly missed

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
November 12th, 2017 7:12pm
VINCENNES,INDIANA

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Sherry K Caldwell
November 12th, 2017 6:51pm
Fort Wayne, IN

I was Sherry Beckwith, cousin to Mary and Pat Johnston Trowbridge. Was so very sorry to see that Bob has passed as I remember what a kind soul he was and how happy he and Mary were together. May he now R.I.P. with his dear true love. Dick and I send our love and prayers to the entire family. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

Kari Tinsley
November 11th, 2017 10:08pm
Firefly caregiver

You were a blessing in my life. It was just Wednesday we sat and ate breakfast together and reviewed all the photos on the porch to desipher the difference in time frame. You touched my heart as you were one of the sweetest man I have gotten to care for. You will be greatly missed. Fly high and walk side by side with Mary. Your one and only true love. I love you Bob!

Cathy Rinehold
November 11th, 2017 9:47pm
Albion

My condolences to all the family...

Bill and Misty Utterback
November 11th, 2017 9:45pm
Ligonier

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. You will be missed Bob and always in our hearts .

Teola Trowbridge
November 11th, 2017 6:09pm
Champaign, Illinois

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing, Savor all of your wonderful memories.