John R. “Bob” Sirk, 95

He was born to the late Flava and Mary O. (Reed) Sirk on Aug. 22, 1920, in Wabash County, Indiana.

Born in Wabash County, Bob lived his younger years in Huntington County until 1945 when he moved to a farm in Grant County. He is a graduate of Banquo High School.

He married Evelyn Wimmer on May 11, 1941; she passed away on Jan. 14, 1992.

Bob served his country in the United States Army in World War II and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of LaFontaine Christian Church of LaFontaine, Indiana. Bob was a 4-H leader, and his memberships also include LaFontaine Masonic Lodge, Military Order of Purple Heart, and Veteran Battle of the Bulge.

Bob is survived by three sons, Robert Joseph “Joe” Sirk (Alys) of Angola, Jim Sirk (Betty) of Marion, and Flava Sirk (Leah) of Sweetser; a daughter, Sue (David) Landaw of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Scott Sirk of Fishers, Joel Keefer of Bloomington, Tony Sirk of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ryan Sirk of Marion, Joseph Sirk of Cleveland, Ohio, Kristen Sirk of New York City, and Kaitlyn Sallee of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Kate, Scotty, Mike, Jake, and Chloe Sirk, and Frank and Bret Keefer.

Bob was preceded in death by brothers, Jim Sirk and infant, Joseph Reed Sirk and a grandson, Timothy H. Sirk.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main St., LaFontiane, with Pastor Brad Wright and Dan Guenin officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Etna Cemetery in Huntington County.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2015 Dec 22