Robert "Bob" Lee Goehringer
July 27, 1941 – July 29, 2019
Robert “Bob” Lee Goehringer, 78, of Nashville died Monday, July 29, 2019 in Franciscan Health, Indianapolis. He was born July 27, 1941 in Ft. Wayne to John F. Goehringer and Eileen Ann Schrader Goehringer. Bob was retired from International Harvester in Ft. Wayne. On February 12, 1977 he married the former Jan Miller and she survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Jill (husband Mark) Potter of Berwyn, PA; three grandchildren, Nathan and Alyssa Potter of Berwyn, PA and Ashley Brown of Ft. Wayne; two great grandchildren, Aryana Neal and Dustin Neal, Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Patty Goehringer of Ft. Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John Goehringer. Bob and Jan had attended Glacierview Baptist Church in Homer, Alaska where they had lived for 11 years after retirement. In addition to his work at International Harvester they had owned Candlewyck Inn B&B in Ft. Wayne and Inn on the Beartooth B&B and Home on the Range, a kitchen, bath and interior design shop in Red Lodge, MT. Bob and Jan moved to Nashville in May of 2018 and he became a member of the Brown County Historical Society and enjoyed woodworking.
There will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM with Reverend Mary Wilder Cartwright officiating in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 N, Nashville.
If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to Brown County Play House, 70 S Van Buren St, Nashville, IN 47448.
Brown County Play House
70 S Van Buren St, Nashville, Indiana 47448
- Memorial Service Sunday, August 4, 2019
Robert "Bob" Lee Goehringer
August 7, 2019
Where to begin, we have so many wonderful memories of Bob from fishing in the bay ⚓ to driving the boat while Larry told him how, the other left Bobert! To our Sunday dinners and holidays with the family joining us cause we were family! To Bob sitting with Jaelynn while I finished up the mowing, to the phone calls, hey you missed a spot in the yard, and yes Bob I left that patch just for you, yep Bob was a special guy in our lives, Larry once told me God placed Bob in his life for a reason, to show him what fun is and to teach Larry patience! They had a great time on their ventures on the boat to 4- wheeling to the cabin, if Larry said Bob lets go on an adventure sure enough Bob was always game. I'm sure he stepped out of his comfort zone on many occasions but did it boldly and sometimes without complaining! Oh Bob we missed you guys when you left but Bob we will miss you a lot more now. And Larry was wondering, are there King salmon in heaven? 🎏Lol🎏 If so we'll fish again together someday friend.
Jan we love and miss you too our little Chinese lady, we will forever have 11 years of fond memories ❤
Love you all Jan, Jill & Mark, Ashley and Nathan
Larry & Dawn Cabana and Sadie 🐩
Munsey & Jen & Pumpkin(Jaelynn) & Morgan
August 3, 2019
We went to First Friday last night and I always remember how you and Bob would go and we would often run into you there. Bob was always so friendly and he had a wonderful sense of humor. We miss both of you here in Homer. The gift shop has never been the same.
I am so sorry for your loss, Jan. May you feel God’s love surrounding you.
Ruby and Dave Nofziger
August 2, 2019
Bob brought nothing but joy, laughter, great energy and humorous spirit with him every time he visited South Peninsula Hospital. He and Jan were dear friends to SPH, volunteering, designing, beautifying and more.
We here at SPH were all blessed to have him walk through our doors, of both the hospital, and our lives.
We'll all remember Bob fondly for years to come, and our deepest sympathies go out to Jan at this very difficult time.
Director of Public Relations
on behalf of more than 400 staff and volunteers at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska
August 1, 2019
My memories of Bob go way back to when we were neighbors as children. He was like a brother and we shared many fun times together. We were always there for for each other and shared many thoughts and feelings. When Jan came into the picture, Dick and I loved her too. So, Bob, I want to say how much I love you and will always hold you close in my heart. You are now home and resting in God's arms. Rest in peace, my dear friend. Sending love and hugs, Martha
August 1, 2019
This is from KAI the warm fuzzy German Shepherd who was Bob’s best buddy in Homer. My first attempt at sending this may not have been successful as I am not very ept with technology. But Bob was always welcomed with love at the gate of my deck in Homer. Bob saved my Pet home with my Pet Mom when I tore the back seat of her Jeep out and when I trashed my airline kennel when she left me home and went out to lunch with her girl friend! Bob put his Dad’s old C-clamp on my kennel door and I haven’t escaped since. Next to my Pet Mom Bob is my Best Bud! Paw shakes and kisses from KAI
Nancy and Roy Livingston
July 31, 2019
Our memories of you in Homer Alaska would fill a Michener-size novel! Our hearts are saddened at your passing, tho so very, very, gladdened at your peace in spirit and wholeness of body in Heaven. Simply, you were a wondrous and most loved Season in our lives. We wish you an Alaska-size Halo 😇 in Heaven and Montana-size Angel Wings🙏 We love you always❤️Nancy and ❤️ Roy
July 31, 2019
This is YSAR speaking via my Pet Mom. I was the German Shepherd who preceded KAI as Bob’s neighbor in Homer AK. I respected Bob, but was not the fuzzy-wuzzy type like KAI.!!!! Bob came to my passing some years ago to German Shepherd Valhalla, and he made a beautiful wooden box for a lock of my Pet Mom’s hair to be buried with me . Bob and I are enjoying a warm celestial friendship as I welcomed him not to the gate at my deck in Homer with a growl, but with a “paw shake “ at the Pearly Gates. I am buried under the Bowl of Glory peony where I best watched Bob walking up the hill to my house!