Robert “Bob” Buck

Robert “Bob” Buck, 67, of Anderson passed away on October 7, 2017 at Community Hospital Anderson following a brief illness.  He was born on May 2, 1950 in Anderson, IN to Charles and Violet (Rooney) Buck.

Bob was a member of Anderson Central Wesleyan Church where he drove the church van for more than twenty years.

A lifelong resident of Anderson, Bob graduated from Anderson High School in 1970.  He retired from General Motors where he worked on the production line for more than thirty years.  He was a proud member of the UAW Local 1963.

Bob, an avid sports fan, loved attending Anderson High School basketball games and the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp while it was in Anderson.  He also spent many hours in front of the television thoroughly enjoying Purdue football games.

Bob loved to vacation with his family and, as a child, spent countless summer weekends at his parents’ cabin at Hill Lake.  He enjoyed playing pool and tinkering with his toy trains.  Bob’s sense of humor will be missed by everyone who has shared a laugh with him.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Darlene (Packard); one son, Robbie Buck of Anderson; one daughter, Melanie Buck of Anderson; and three sisters, Sheila (Gary) Corbin of Petoskey, MI; Donna (David) Spangler of Carmel and Kathy (Rick) Ballard of East Lansing, MI.   Six nieces and three nephews also survive along with his sister-in-law, Peggy (Rex) Bowers of Anderson; and brother-in-law, Larry Packard of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00pm at Anderson Central Wesleyan Church (2406 Delaware St, Anderson IN 46016) with Rev. Jerry Alexander officiating.  Friends may call from noon until the time of service.

Boyd K. Morris

January 7, 1962 – September 27, 2017

Boyd Morris died in an automobile accident in Arcadia, IN on September 27, 2017.

He was the son of Judi (David) Hunt of Cicero and Bennett (Noretta) Morris of Celina, TN.

Survivors include his parents; his brother, Bret (Ashley) Morris of Celina, TN; his daughter, Jessica Morris; his granddaughter, Jayda Morris; and his uncle Jeff Elder.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Sid and Phyllis Elder; his paternal grandparents, Eddie and Nola Morris; four uncles, Greg Elder, Jack Elder, Bertis Morris and Dick Mobley; and his aunt, Sharon Mobley.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Robert L. Keller

Robert L. Keller, 82 of Peru passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was born on September 10, 1934 in Peru and was the son of Elbert and Julia (Flagg) Keller.

He was a life-long member of the Peru Church of the Brethren.

Bob graduated from Bunker Hill High School (1952) where he was active in sports, participated in school plays and was a drummer in the band. He then served our country as a helicopter mechanic in the United States Army and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany.

He married Renate Brandt in Heidelberg, Germany on July 27, 1957.

Bob then returned to Peru and worked for the Thrush Company while volunteering with the Circus City Festival. On March 16, 1968, Bob proudly launched his career as a police officer with the Peru Police Department. He retired after having served as an officer for more than 26 years. Following his retirement, he continued to be involved in the community. He held post-retirement positions with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Miami County Community Corrections and he served on the Peru Police Department’s Pension Board. Bob was also an active volunteer at Duke’s Memorial Hospital for more than eight years.

Bob had a true love for his hometown and the people of Peru! He enjoyed working on projects for anyone who asked (…except, of course, Renate!) There was always a project pending in his garage and you could easily find Bob tinkering with something – from outfitting police cars with new light bars, to rewiring and painting the little league scoreboard, to mowing neighbors’ yards to building a gazebo on his deck — Bob loved projects! No love was greater, though, than his unconditional love, support and the pride he felt for his family and closest friends. For that, he will be incredibly missed and fondly remembered.

Bob is survived by one son, Michael (Kathy) Keller of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, David (Hunter Foor) Keller of Indianapolis, Devyn (Kaleigh Julovich) Keller of Zionsville, Samuel Keller of Swayzee and Elijah Keller of Indianapolis. He is also survived by his beloved, Betty Ramberg of Peru; and one niece, Christine (Bret) Garst of Tipton.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 44 years, Renate; his sister, Barbara Chambers and his aunt, Mary Spangler.

A funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 2:00pm on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Peru Church of the Brethren (134 E. 5th Street, Peru) with Pastors Phil Cruea and Bob Clark officiating. Friends may call from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bob’s family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the staff and servers at Gabriel’s Pancake House for their true love and care for Bob and Betty in the recent years. We would also like to sincerely thank everyone at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home for their incredible generosity and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Peru High School Band (401 N. Broadway, Peru, IN 46970).

Terry E. Johnson

Terry E. Johnson, 63, of Indianapolis (formerly of Coral Springs, FL) passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2017. He was born on May 26, 1954 in Lafayette to Melvin and Alice (Black) Johnson.

Terry graduated from LaPorte High School (1972) and earned his Undergraduate and Masters Degrees at Ball State University. He was self-employed and worked in the finance industry.

He was a member of the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, FL.

Terry’s joy of music will be missed. You could often find him singing and playing his guitar… you knew by the sound of his whistling that he was close by. He also loved nature and spending time in the water – whether swimming the butterfly, lifeguarding, or just relaxing by a campfire on the ocean’s shore. Terry enjoyed the companionship of cats and dogs and was also an avid fan of the Chicago White Socks.

Terry is survived by his mother; one daughter, Kayla Johnson of Coral Springs, Fl; two sisters, Cynthia (Brian) Swanson of LaPorte and Kathy (Marty) Geiger of Indianapolis; one brother, Keith (Judy) Johnson of LaPorte; one niece, Sheila Corbett of LaPorte and one nephew, Byron Corbett of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Bruce Johnson.

A private family memorial service will be conducted after cremation.

Deborah Simon

Deborah (Eisenmenger) Simon, 74, of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly on June 22, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on January 22, 1943 in Elmhurst, IL and is the only child of Elmer and Phyllis (Regan) Eisenmenger.

She was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

Deborah attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She then completed her Master’s Degree in English Literature from Loyola University in Chicago. She later served as a teacher at Southmont High School in Crawfordsville, IN. Deborah also enjoyed various social activities and volunteering at Fairbanks Hospital and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Deborah is survived by her daughter-in-law, Julia Simon Lyons of Las Vegas, NV; three nephews; one grandnephew; and two grandnieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Peter.

A memorial mass will be conducted at 11:00am on Wednesday, July 12th at St. Monica Catholic Church, 6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Both Deborah and Peter’s ashes will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, IL at a later date.