Robert Eugene Pechin Jr.
Robert Eugene Pechin, Jr., 85, of West Lafayette, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Indiana Veteran's Home in West Lafayette where had made his residence since March of 2013. Born April 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Robert Eugene and Marybelle (Fairchild) Pechin. Robert was a 1947 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and received his Bachelor of Science in 1958 from Purdue University
. He served in the United States Navy
at the Norfolk, Virginia Naval Station for three and one-half years, earning the rank of Yeoman before being honorably discharged. Robert's marriage was on July 29, 1951 in Lafayette to Martha Holt and she survives along with their three children, Christopher J. Pechin, Hope E. Leeper, and Heather E. Myers (husband, Ian). Robert is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Robert Eugene Pechin III, a brother William Pechin, and a sister Mary Lou Pechin Field.
Memorial Service on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3224 Jasper Street, West Lafayette. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com