Robert J. Hartpence
86, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, died February 20, 2013. Bob was born June 28, 1926 to Harold and Hilda Hartpence. After graduating from Ben Davis HS, he served with the Navy in the Pacific during and after WWII. On his return, he attended Purdue and worked at Link-Belt (now FMC) as a manufacturing and quality manager for more than thirty years. He then worked as a director of maintenance and grounds at IUPUI for eight years. He devoted his remaining years first to family and then to friends and travel. He was a member of Ben Davis Christian Church.
Bob is survived by his daughter Jane and his son Steve along with five grandchildren and three great grandchildren with another due any day. He was married to his wife, Marilyn (Fisher), for 52 years until her death in October 2000. He later married Mary Hickman who preceded him in death.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Service will be at 12:00 p.m. at the Crown Hill Remembrance Hall. Interment: Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: Crown Hill Funeral Home .