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Robert D. Steinsberger

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Robert D. Steinsberger

With great sadness, the family of Robert D. Steinsberger announces his death on July 29, 2013. Robert, better known to his family and friends as Bob, was born November 3, 1931 to Edward C. and Myrtle Steinsberger in Paducah, Kentucky.

The Steinsberger family moved to Vincennes, Indiana when Bob was very young and he spent his childhood there. He graduated from Indiana University where he received his B.S. degree in Business. Bob was a member of Beta Theta Chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Two weeks after graduating from I.U., Bob married his high school and college sweetheart, Barbara Lee Gray of Lawrenceville, Illinois and Vincennes, Indiana. Bob and Barbara resided in Carmel and Indianapolis their entire married life and became the parents of a daughter, Susan Gray Steinsberger and a son, Scott Reed Steinsberger.

Bob was one of the original owners of Foamcraft Inc. in Indianapolis and spent 43 years developing and growing the business. He regarded all Foamcraft employees as friends and often referred to them as his Foamcraft family. Bob enjoyed summers at his Sweetwater Lake home, traveling, I.U. basketball, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Indiana Pacers. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and he adored his little dog, Samantha.

Bob was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Carmel for 47 years. Bob served on the vestry and was junior warden and senior warden.

Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Gray Steinsberger; son, Scott Reed Steinsberger; daughter, Susan Gray Steinsberger Doll (John); and twin grandsons, Eric and Mark Doll and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ruth Ballard and two brothers, Arthur Steinsberger and Lt. Charles E. Steinsberger.

Visitation will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 1402 W. Main Street in Carmel, IN on Friday, August 2, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will also be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM preceding the church service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 3, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church or the Human Society of Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant St., Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060. Arrangements entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Aug. 1, 2013
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