Robert J. Love Sr., 81

Robert J. Love Sr., 81, of Wabash, passed away at 12 a.m. on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Wellbrooke of Wabash in Wabash.

He was born to the late Ruben J. and Lucille (Pedigo) Love on Nov. 22, 1934, in Buffalo Valley, Tenn.

Robert retired from General Motors Corporation after 32 years in 1990. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert was a member of American Legion Post 15 in Wabash, and Local UAW in Marion. Bob loved life, walking, and especially spending time with his family.

He is survived by wife, Esta Erman of Wabash; son, Robert J. Love Jr. of Wabash; daughter, Mrs. Tammy (Kent) Mullett of Wabash; grandchildren, Jeremy Steele (Patty) of Wabash, Tiffanie Love of Wabash, Brooke Bell (Jared Boggs) of Wabash, Jacob Love of Wabash, and Chloe Mullett of Wabash; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice M. “Tina” Steele.

Visitation and funeral services were on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial was at the Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2015 Dec 01