Robert W Fancher

February 10, 1938January 6, 2021

Robert “Bob” W. Fancher, 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Ernest Ray and Mary (Walden) Fancher. He was a 1956 graduate of Central High School where he had made lasting friendships with many of his classmates. He married Nancy (Brady) on June 17, 1995 and she survives. Bob worked as a tool designer and engineer for International Harvester for many years, retiring in 2000 from DANA. He adored his grandchildren, spending time with them, and attending their sporting events. Above all else he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bob enjoyed playing golf and being on the lake. Surviving are his children, Chris (Shelly) Fancher, Tracy (Deb) Fancher, Kelly (Aaron) Snyder, Jill (John Kimbrell) Vigar, and Jodi (Chad) Dennison; daughter-in-law, Molly Miller; 19 grandchildren; sister, Kate Neddeff; and a host of friends. Bob was also preceded in death by his son, Tony Miller; and three brothers and three sisters. Visitation from 1pm to 3pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Funeral service will be private for the family. To join the service virtually, please visit the funeral home Facebook Page (D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park) at 3pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021. There will be a celebration of life service scheduled at a later date. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.


  • The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Nancy Eads

January 11, 2021

Dear Nancy, Austin and Jill,
Words are hard to come by at a time like this but I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rusie and Nancy

Barbara Hamilton Hundley

January 11, 2021

Nancy and family.
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

Chrissy Chamberlain

January 11, 2021

Nancy and Families,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Always enjoyed the times we got to visit with Bob.
May the Memories bring you comfort through this difficult time.
Prayers and Hugs,
Chrissy, Monte and Family

Jerry Bowman

January 11, 2021

I worked for Bob in Tool Design. We worked hard but still had time to laugh. He will be missed and may God bless Bob's family.