Robert Bishop Jr., 47

Robert L. "Rob" Bishop, Jr., 47, Wabash, died at 10:45 p.m. May 2, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.  He was born Dec. 18, 1965 in Wabash, to Robert L. Sr. and Barbara J. (Kessler) Bishop.

Rob was a 1984 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Mikki Lane in Wabash, on April 19, 1992.  He was a truck driver for Wabash Valley Refuse Removal Company 22 years.  Rob was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, and the Sons of the American Legion all of Wabash.  He enjoyed watching IU Basketball, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Mikki Bishop, Wabash; five children, Amanda (Nathan) Shively, Peru, Aaron Bishop and Megan Bishop, both of Wabash, Drew (Mason) Siddall, Rochester, and Nickolas Stefanatos, Wabash; granddaughter, Ava Shively, Peru; father, Robert L. (Kim) Bishop, Wabash; mother, Barbara J. Bishop, Wabash, sister, Terri Osborne, Gainsville, Fla.; and two step-sisters, Krystal Vigar, Fort Wayne, Sabrina (Seth) Cussen, Wabash. 

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, on Monday, May 6, with Rev. Bill Bowling and David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday, and a Moose Twilight Service will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Rob may be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 03