Bob Hebenstreit

December 25, 1924May 31, 2018

Hebenstreit, Robert J., Indianapolis, 93, peacefully departed this earth on May 31, 2018. Bob was born December 25, 1924 in Indianapolis to the late Clem J. and Gertrude (Lynch) Hebenstreit and is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hebenstreit; brother, William Hebenstreit; and sister, Mary Margaret Miller. A graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and Purdue University, he retired in 1987 after a 37-year career with Allison Gas Turbine Co. Bob was a devoted member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, where he chaired the parish’s property committee for more than three decades. “Papa Bob,” as he was known to friends and family, will be remembered for his quick wit, infectious smile, and warm hospitality during his Birthday/Christmas parties and weekly pool nights.

He is survived by his children, Michael Hebenstreit (Robyn Moberly), Thomas Hebenstreit (Pam), Patty Hebenstreit, and Marie Beason (Michael); 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Traditions at Solana for their expert care and kindness during the past two years.

Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, June 8, at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 and 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday, June 9, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 4052 E 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46218. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Saturday at the church with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery in Indianapolis at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: St. Andrew the Apostle Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • Clem Hebenstreit, Father
  • Gertrude (Lynch) Hebenstreit, Mother
  • Patricia Hebenstreit, Wife
  • Michael Hebenstreit (Robyn Moberly), Son
  • Thomas Hebenstreit (Pam), Son
  • Patty Hebenstreit, Daughter
  • Marie Beason (Michael), Daughter
  • 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.

  • St. Andrew the Apostle Church
  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bob Hebenstreit

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Barbara Smith

June 10, 2018

Patty, I found out too late to be able to come personally to offer my sympathy. Please know I understand where you are; I have been (and continue to be) there as well. I send hugs and wish I could give them in person.
Barbara (Jansen) Smith

Bob Brothers

June 8, 2018

Mike, Robyn & Family,

Our sympathy on the passing of Mr. Hebenstreit. Marilyn's and my prayers are with all of you.

Mike Roache

June 4, 2018


I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing and my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Your friend,


Tonto Browne

June 3, 2018

Mike; my condolences on the loss of your DAD. This can be a rough time for you and your family, but just keep the faith. Perhaps he is in a better place. Tonto