Robert Lee Gale, 65, Kokomo, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was born Oct. 25, 1947, in Logansport, to John and Marolyn (Baker) Gale. On June 2, 2011, he married Jeannie Kuhn, who survives.
Bob graduated from Logansport High School in 1965. He was also a graduate of Indiana and Purdue Universities. Bob was employed with Indiana Bell/AT&T for 45 years. He lived in Kokomo, Walton, Greenwood and recently moved back to Kokomo.
Bob loved his family. His children and grandchildren were his joy. He remained connected with his high school classmates and was active in class events. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jeannie; his mom, Marolyn Gale; five children, Tim (Claire) Gale, Carmel, Alyssa Gale, Martinsville, Shannon (Darren) Cromer, Fishers, Shawn (William) Rood, Indianapolis, and Shelley England, Kokomo; 11 grandchildren, Marion and Greta Gale, Carmel, DellaRose and Donald Cromer, Fishers, Cassidy Coomes, Emmeline and Xlyia Rood, Indianapolis, Chance England, Cody, Chloee and Caylee Lewis, Kokomo; sister, Maureen (Edsel) Prouty, Logansport; brother, Rex (Rose) Gale, Portage; three aunts, Martha Hosier, Maxine Gale and Alice Eastman, all of Florida; and several nieces nephews and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, John Gale; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services celebrating Bob’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Carolyn DeWitt officiating. Friends are invited to call from noon until service time on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to assist the Henryville Reconstruction. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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