Robert Curless, 92

Robert Curless, 92, formerly of Sweetser, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, Marion.

Robert was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Wabash, to the late George and Flora (Knee) Curless.  He was an Army veteran serving during World War I and was awarded a Bronze Star for service in the European Theatre of Operations. 

Robert married Marilyn Brewer on Jan. 22, 1950 and they were married 46 years.  She preceded him in death on May 6, 1998.  He worked as a farmer and also worked at Marion Trucking, Associated Truck Lines and Hi-Way Dispatch in Marion in tire repair and mechanical work.  He and his wife Marilyn also ran Curless Tire Company from their Sweetser home.  After retirement, he worked several years at the Emily Flinn Home in maintenance.  Robert enjoyed camping and traveling and spent many summers at Pic-A-Spot Campground at Little Barbee.

He attended Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser and was a 26 year charter member of the Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department. 

He is survived by a son, Steven (Hiedi) Curless of Sweetser; a daughter, Sarah Andrews of Marion; four grandchildren, Chris (Lindsay) Curless, Kendra Curless, Kipp Andrews and Chase Andrews; and 1 great-granddaughter, Eloise Curless.

Robert was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Curless and Helen Ackerman.

Friends and family may call from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Terry Bishir officiating.
Burial will be held in Estates of Serenity, Marion, Indiana following funeral services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department, 208 W. Delphi, Sweetser, IN 46987; or to Liberty Baptist Church, 517 Church Street, Sweetser, IN 46987.

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Posted on 2018 Sep 13