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“Bob was a great family man and friend. We miss him. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Hirdes - Hudsonville, MI

“To Loretta & family, My heartfelt sympathy & prayers go out to you today. I remember what a kind and loving man he truly was. May God keep you in his...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: brenda obanion - Laporte, IN

“To Bob's family--Reading the obituary, I was happy to see what a wonderful, loving family has surrounded Bob all his life. & how much he enjoyed...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Corrine Wykoff Chapman

“Bob was such a wonderful and caring man, his memory will live on thru his family and friends. Such a great canoeing buddy. We will miss you Bob. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Howard & Pat Hirdes - Hudsonville, MI

“Very sorry for your loss RIP Bob ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: kathy - Mary humberger - IN

“Oh how sad. I only just saw Bob ever so briefly at our wonderful class reunion last year. RIP, dear classmate. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Glory-June Greiff - IN

“Uncle Bob always had a smile on his face, he was so lovely and always so kind. We are thinking of all of you now and always. Love Stacy, Ariel,...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Stacy Foote - Schoolcraft, MI

“I grew up with Bob and all the Gilpin brothers. Seemed our families were always playing at their house and around the neighborhood. My love, thoughts...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Danielson Wortman - OH

“Bob & my family were our neighbors while growing up in Hudson Lake. Spent many hours playing in their yard. The house was always open & food...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Danielson Swick - Dayton, IN

“Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We worked with Bob at Interstate Transport. He was our dispatcher, Bob always had a way of making us...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Carol & son Bill Kappel

“Dedicated employee, always ready to solve the next issue that came up. Loyal, determined, hard working. Will be missed! ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Beranrd Mickevicius - La Porte, IN

Robert "Bob" Stricklett died peacefully at home on January 26, 2017 in Rolling Prairie, Indiana at the age of 69.
Bob is survived by his wife, Loretta Stricklett; children, Eric (Teresa) Meyers, Rochelle (Mark) Jones, Craig (Lisa) Meyers, and Sarrah Mosher; grandchildren Kirstin Meyers, Samantha Jones, Kyle Meyers, Aidan Cotter, Natalie Cotter, Sydney Meyers, Jacob Meyers, Preston Mosher, and Kaytlin Mosher; siblings, Michael (Janet) Gilpin, Jay (Charlene) Gilpin, Daniel Gilpin, and Greg Gilpin; and numerous other brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy "Dottie" Gilpin, his father, James Stricklett, and step-father, Jack Gilpin.
Bob was born on September 21, 1947 in South Bend, Indiana to Dorothy Gilpin and James Stricklett. He graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1966. He married Loretta Stricklett in 1978. His children remember him as their biggest sports fan and a kind, gentle and patient father who encouraged them to pursue their goals. One of his proudest moments was watching Sarrah play in the 1996 Indiana State Basketball Tournament. Another proud moment was receiving a State Runner-Up ring for being part of the 2015 New Prairie Football team as part of the Chain Gang. His grandchildren remember him as always being there for them whether that meant being their number one fan at their music concerts, school performances, on the soccer field, football field or basketball court, sharing his love of trains, or always being eager for visit to the zoo.
He loved learning all the local news from his morning coffee buddies at the Diner. He loved playing Euchre and other games with his brothers, brother-in-laws, children and grandchildren. And he loved golfing, canoeing and playing cards with his brothers, brothers-in-law, nephews and sons during Bachelor Weekend in Baldwin, Michigan.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017 from 11:00 am - 1 pm EST with a funeral to follow at 1 pm EST at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle, Indiana. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Center for Hospice Care at 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545-5234. Online condolences can be sent to