Robert Dale Fanning

November 1, 1925November 11, 2012

Robert D. Fanning, 87, of Angola died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his home.

He had resided in Ohio and in Kendallville, Albion, Avilla and Golden Lake prior to moving to Angola.

Mr. Fanning attended Flint and Angola schools. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII.

He was a member of the Orland American Legion Post # 423.

Mr. Fanning retired from Dana-Weatherhead in Angola. He was formerly a car salesman.

His hobbies included, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and he enjoyed all sports, especially basketball, football, baseball, and bull riding.

He was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Angola to Dale and Wildus (Dailey) Fanning.

Surviving are his companion of 20 years, Gladys Barron of Angola; four children, Al and Chrissy Fanning of Fremont, Lana Jo and Jack Jeffrey of Centreville, Mich., Debbie Ann and Wade Sturdivant of LaGrange and Shirley and Charlie Cameron of Angola; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Marcella Seavey, Maxine Woodworth, June Marks, Phyllis Lobbdel and Mary Lou Johnson; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Beams Funeral Home, with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Angola, with military committal services conducted by members of the Orland American Legion Post.

Memorials are to the Orland American Legion or to the donor’s choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Robert Dale Fanning

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Cathy Johnson

November 19, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My prayers to you and your family.
Cathy Johnson

jeff peppler

November 15, 2012

rip bob had lots of fun with you years ago . gladys my hearts out to you god bless jeff peppler

November 14, 2012

We are thinking of you Gladys and Al and his family. We will all miss my Uncle Bob. He and my Mom, Marcella, used to take my brothers Tom and Bob and me swimming all the time in Albion. He was a big part of my growing up years. We are so very lucky to have those happy times to cherish. We love you all. Sharon and David Field

November 13, 2012

So sorry for your loss Gladys. Remember all the good times you and Bob had together over the many years you were together.
Terry and Dean Spallone

November 13, 2012

My heartfelt sympathy to you Cameron and to all your family.
Sincerely, Mary Douglass

Tony Mark

November 13, 2012

RIP Uncle Bob, I'll never forget the time you told me you were gonna dig a fox hole in my back yard and I wouldn't even know you were out there. -Tony Mark