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Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Mungovan

2114 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Robert H. Line

May 5, 1943June 10, 2020

Heaven received a new angel when Robert (Bob) H. Line, born May 5, 1943, passed away on June 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Reed) Line, Bluffton; six sons – Richard Line and Christopher (Danielle) Line of Huntington, Karl (Kim) Reber of Decatur, Kregg (Shauna) Reber, of Alaska, Kirk (Valisha) Reber of Republic of Georgia, Kerby (Tracey) Pace, of Fort Wayne; two daughters – Thresa Line, of Washington, Kalisha Pace of Alaska; eleven granddaughters – ShaShawna Titus, Gabrielle Line, Ashlee (James) Smith, Kristyn (Dustin) Yascavage, Aleesha Reber, Sheyann (Andrew) Straub, Zoey Reber, Ellianna Reber, Kora Reber, Kamillah Reber and Rosie Smith; two grandsons – Brock Pace and Jessie Smith; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis V. and Neva (Welches) Line.

After Bob graduated high school in 1961, he was hired into International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 18. He later transferred to NaviSTAR in Springfield, Ohio, where he retired after 42 years of service and dedication. Bob was a longtime member of Moose Lodge #255 in Huntington and American Legion #111 in Bluffton. He was a lover of sports, a devoted IU basketball and Notre Dame football fan. He played men’s fastpitch softball for 15 years and coached ladies fastpitch softball for 3 years in Markle, Indiana. He enjoyed being outside and fast cars.

Bob was an avid golfer and puzzle enthusiast, but above all, he was a family man and his favorite days were filled spending time with those he loved. The family will be holding a “Celebration of Life” open house on July 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at his family home located at 1419 W. Washington Street, Bluffton, Indiana 46714. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Foundation, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814 or at www.vnfw.org/donate.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Jane Helzerman

June 16, 2020

Dear family of Robert,

I was a classmate, and graduated with Robert from West Rock Creek School in 1961. We all lived in Markle, and have many memories.

Just wanted to express my sympathy for Robert's passing. In these very trying days, we need to know that the Lord loves us. Jesus died on the cross, shedding His blood to cover our sin.......For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. May the Lord give you much grace.

Very sincerely
Jane (Stickler) Helzerman

Tom and Lucy Wilson

June 12, 2020

We enjoyed dancing at the Moose lodge in Huntington with he and his x wife Cathy.

Shiloh Stoltz

June 11, 2020

Bob is a great guy. Always easy going and welcoming. I remember him always being present when we were kids.. like actually present. A Dad to all. He will be missed. Love you all.

Jennifer Dunnuck

June 11, 2020

I love you Elaine! You're a STRONG woman! So VERY sorry for your loss😪

Terry Scher

June 11, 2020

To Bob's family and friends my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Was good times playing softball against him. Terry

Carla Buzzard

June 11, 2020

Elaine and family... you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and sorrowful time. Dave said how much he just enjoyed talking to Bob a couple weeks ago and the chuckles they had during their visit. Taken from all way too soon, but memories can't be! Know we are here for you! Dave and Carla Buzzard

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Biography

Heaven received a new angel when Robert (Bob) H. Line, born May 5, 1943, passed away on June 10, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Reed) Line, Bluffton; six sons – Richard Line and Christopher (Danielle) Line of Huntington, Karl (Kim) Reber of Decatur, Kregg (Shauna) Reber, of Alaska, Kirk (Valisha) Reber of Republic of Georgia, Kerby (Tracey) Pace, of Fort Wayne; two daughters – Thresa Line, of Washington, Kalisha Pace of Alaska; eleven granddaughters – ShaShawna Titus, Gabrielle Line, Ashlee (James) Smith, Kristyn (Dustin) Yascavage, Aleesha Reber, Sheyann (Andrew) Straub, Zoey Reber, Ellianna Reber, Kora Reber, Kamillah Reber and Rosie Smith; two grandsons – Brock Pace and Jessie Smith; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis V. and Neva (Welches) Line.

After Bob graduated high school in 1961, he was hired into International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 18. He later transferred to NaviSTAR in Springfield, Ohio, where he retired after 42 years of service and dedication. Bob was a longtime member of Moose Lodge #255 in Huntington and American Legion #111 in Bluffton. He was a lover of sports, a devoted IU basketball and Notre Dame football fan. He played men’s fastpitch softball for 15 years and coached ladies fastpitch softball for 3 years in Markle, Indiana. He enjoyed being outside and fast cars.

Bob was an avid golfer and puzzle enthusiast, but above all, he was a family man and his favorite days were filled spending time with those he loved. The family will be holding a “Celebration of Life” open house on July 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at his family home located at 1419 W. Washington Street, Bluffton, Indiana 46714. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Foundation, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814 or at www.vnfw.org/donate.