Robert Steele Grief

August 27, 1931November 21, 2013
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Robert Steele Grief, MD 82, of Indianapolis, passed away at home on November 21, 2013, surrounded by his two living angels, his loving wife Marlene and granddaughter/daughter Jessica. He was born August 27, 1931, the son of A. Vernon and Mary Noble Grief. Dad was a family doctor for 30 years on the city’s south side, retiring in 1987. Dad’s life after retirement was dedicated to his grandchildren, vacationing in Florida and “field trips” to enlighten them to all that life has to offer. He was a Korean War veteran and a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dad is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Marlene K Grief, children: Kathy (David) Kroeger, MD, Jane Grief, Fritz (Jennifer) and John (Jenny) Grief, grandchildren: Matt, Kevin, Shelby Kroeger, William Sutton, Alex, Sam and Jessica Grief. Dad was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Judy Robinson and brother: James V. Grief, MD. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, November 29, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Down Syndrome Indiana, 708 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Condolences may be offered at


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December 3, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss...anita jean huffman....7658105812

Joseph Grief

December 2, 2013

Uncle Bob will be greatly missed. There are so many memories of his involvement in my life it would not be practical to list. He was truly a great man.
My thought and prayers to Aunt Marlene, Kathy, Jane, Fritz and John as well as all the grand children

Joe McPike II

November 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marlene, and your family. Dad and Bob spent many years as physicians and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Helen Ramsbottom

November 29, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Marlene and family! Thanks Uncle Bob for all the love and care that you directed my way. I remember how you enjoyed telling a funny story. May you find peace and laughter in heaven!

Linda (Robinson) Butler

November 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Marlene and the family. Uncle Bob had a heart without borders, a smile and a laugh that warmed every room, and a wit without end. He touched and enriched the lives of so many. The world will be a poorer place without him.

November 29, 2013

Bob Grief was such a good friend of our family. To my father, Derrick Harris, who died many years earlier, he was his best friend. Bob's kind heart and wonderful stories will be remembered always.

Love, Lorraine (Harris) Wright

November 28, 2013

Dr. Grief was a great IU basketball fan and joke teller. I delivered his mail to his office for any years and we would take time and share stories and jokes. May he rest in peace and may God comfort his wonderful family.
Mike McGuire Socorro,NM

Carrie Grief and family

November 27, 2013

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Marlene and family. Bob was a wonderful man and a true inspiration to all who knew him, especially his grandkids. Many fond memories of a very kind man who will be missed very much.

Dan Grief

November 27, 2013

My prayers are with Aunt Marlene and the family. Thanks Uncle Bob for all they stories you've shared with me, some funny, some insightful. I will miss you and look foward to seeing you and Dad. Keep looking out the window for the "second miracle". I will keep you in my memories and retell the stories as best I can. Love you all.

Dawn Pearson

November 27, 2013

He made me laugh.