Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Robert L. Smith

5 March , 193326 July , 2019

Robert L Smith, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. Robert was born March 5, 1933 in Huntingburg, Indiana to the late Cicle and Stella (Wilson) Smith. He had worked at Falstaff Brewery and then for Slater Steel. Robert was an U. S. Army veteran and was very proud for having served his country during the Korean War. He enjoyed the outdoors and cherished the time that he spent fishing and hunting with friends and family. Surviving are his nephews, Thomas (Willa) Ross and Don (Rhonda) Ross, both of Piedmont, OK; niece, Sue Curry of Tulsa, OK; special friends, Sam and Nikki Hunley, along with their children, Nathan, Haleigh, and Noah; and a number of great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ludmilla J. (Kolbl) Smith in 2014. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809 with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Contributions in Robert's memory may be made to any Veteran's Organization. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com for Robert's family and friends.


  • Any Veteran's Organization


  • Visitation Wednesday, 31 July , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 31 July , 2019
  • Final Resting Wednesday, 31 July , 2019


Robert L. Smith

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Connie ( Taylor) Henning

30 July 2019

We were so sad to hear of Bob passing, but I know he is Happy to be with the Love of his life Evelyn (Toots) again. We Love you and will miss you alot, If heaven has beer, I'm sure my Dad, Uncle Jim and you are drinking a Falstaff right now and probably watching a ball game and or fishing. Give them all a hug from me and tell them I Love and miss them! And I will see you all again some day.
Connie (Taylor) Henning

Darrel Curneal

30 July 2019

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. All of us Falstaff workers enjoyed being his friend at work and at the Falstaff lunch get togethers. He will be missed!