OBITUARY

John Robert "Bob" Elixman

April 17, 1931January 3, 2013

John Robert "Bob" Elixman, 81, of Greenwood, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was born April 17, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late John Vincent and Catherine (Saylor) Elixman. Bob was a proud United States Marine veteran of the Korean War and member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. He retired from labor relations at Chrysler after 35 years of service. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marcia Elixman; children, John Kevin Elixman (wife, Beth), Beth Campbell, Kathy Hirtz-Bickel (husband, Rob), and Ric Elixman; grandchildren, David and Andrew Elixman, Sarah Campbell Lawrence (husband, Jarrod), Nathan and Kevin Campbell, and Travis, Kyle, and Paige Hirtz; and great granddaughter, Mimi Lawrence. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Barnabas Catholic Church, with visitation there one hour prior to the service. Arrangements entrusted to Little & Sons Funeral Home. www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 12, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 12, 2013
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John Robert "Bob" Elixman

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John Hale

June 22, 2013

I didn't hear of Mr Elixman's passing until today. I have nothing but fond memories of him while growing up in Indianapolis. My late condolences to the entire family.

February 2, 2013

Marcia:
My thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family at this time. I know
you have many wonderful memories. How
have all the years passed so quickly?

Dorothy Groves

Mark Josten

January 18, 2013

Marcia, Kevin, Beth, Kathy & Ric:
My condolences to you and your entire extended family. I'm sure you all miss Bob very much. As you know, he was one of the great dads in our neighborhood, and your home was always a welcome place for us kids growing up on Goldenrod. I enjoyed and learned from his passion for cars, and his love of life.

Tony Drake

January 13, 2013

Dear Marcia and Family,
I was blessed to have the Elixman Family as neighbors growing up in INDY. I have such great memories of Bob and my Dad. I hope I can leave half of the mark on life as Bob left with me. My heart goes out to you all in this time. Rest assured Bob and Dad are having a get together with all the laughs in heaven as we speak!

January 11, 2013

MARCIA: MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE
WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Lois(Hirtz) & Jim Fuentes

January 11, 2013

Marcia, Kathy, Travis, Kyle & Paige & to the whole Elixman family....what a wonderful man you were blessed with! It was great to know him and share a part of his life with you. Please know that Jim & I (and all the Hirtz family) think of you all and may you find some comfort in knowing we keep you in our prayers.

January 11, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We were lucky enough to become neighbors last year and are grateful for the friendly welcome Bob extended to us. We will miss the evening chats while working in the yards. I know Dave will especially miss Bob as he really enjoyed laughing and joking with him while he was suppose to be doing the yard work. Please know your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gretchen and Dave (Your Lake Pointe Lane neighbors)

Jill Pack

January 8, 2013

Marcia, Kevin, Beth, Kathy and Ricky, I am saddened to hear of Bob's passing and send my sympathy to all of you. Bob was always full of life and mischief and a great friend to our family. Life in the neighborhood was surely enhanced because of Bob's presence. My sincere condolences.

Roberta Huff

January 8, 2013

Dear Marcia & family,

My memories go back to you working at Chrysler before you and Bob were married! He was always friendly and could find humor in almost any situation. We always looked forward to seeing him at our Chrysler Reunions and just last September had the pleasure of having the two of you at our table. We'll miss him.

Marty (Josten) Davey

January 8, 2013

Marcia, Kevin, Beth, Kathy and Ric (hard not to call you Ricky!) - It has been awhile since I've seen most of you, but my whole family was entertained by Beth's family stories this past August when we were all back for a family wedding - and Bob was the star of the show! There has clearly always been much love in your family, and I often felt like another daughter since I spent so much time at your house. What a great time that was - I hope that through the sadness you can focus on the love and the great memories Bob helped build, and count your blessings.