Robert 'Bob' Hoover, 76

Robert Leo "Bob" Hoover, 76, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Wabash, died at 8:22 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home. 

He was born May 23, 1941, in Delphi, to Frank and Dorothy (Monnett) Hoover.

Bob was a 1959 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School.  He married Jean Boardman at St. Bernard Catholic Church, in Wabash, on Nov. 24, 1962.  He was the store manager at Clark's Finer Foods in Wabash for 30 years, and also worked seven years at Lewis Bakery/Holsum Bread in Fort Wayne. 

Bob was a volunteer for the Community Cupboard Food Pantry at the Winchester Senior Center, and in 2009 received the Key to the City of Wabash.  He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Fort Wayne.  He enjoyed working, playing golf, and watching baseball on television.  Bob lived in Wabash 64 years, before moving to Fort Wayne in 2009. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean Hoover of Fort Wayne; two sons, Shawn Hoover of Fort Wayne, and Shane Hoover of Garrett; two grandchildren, Haley Hoover and Hayden Hoover, both of Fort Wayne; and his sister, Joyce Robison of Lafayette. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Will Smith officiating.  Visitation was Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Inurnment was in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Community Cupboard at Winchester Senior Center.

The memorial guest book for Bob may be signed at



Posted on 2018 Apr 24