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Robert E. DeBord, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Terre Haute, to Jesse and Carrie (Antis) DeBord.
Robert served for 20 years as a first sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a life-long farmer.
Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Diel DeBord of Terre Haute; and nieces and nephews, Bobby Joe DeBord, Carol Reynolds, Mary Ellen Goralsky, Judy Trester, John E. DeBord, Jill McFerran, Joy Hilgenhold, Jack Diel, Bob Baesler, Julie Baesler, and Susie Spear.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ellis and Alva DeBord; and two sisters, Velma Lafferty and Betty DeBord.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Diel officiating. Robert will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memories in Robert's name may be made to Hospice of Wabash Valley or www.ALZ.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on August 10, 2017
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