Robert J. Alma, 89, Royal Center, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital in Lafayette.
Born on June 4, 1924 in White County, he was the son of the late William and Stella (Rutherford) Alma. On July 22, 1944 he married Dorothy M. Hoover. She preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2000.
He was a U.S. Army
– Air Corps Veteran serving in WWII
Robert was a farmer for 60 years. He enjoyed family get-togethers, fishing, traveling, camping, and quilting with his late wife Dorothy.
Robert was a member of White Oak United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Steven D. (Deloris "Lorie") Alma and Randy D. (Trena "Jeanie") Alma, both of Royal Center; brother, Chuck Alma, Monticello; sister, Ann Horney, Beecher, Ill.; and sisters-in-law, Frances Hoover, Star City, Elinor Alma, Lebanon, Vicky Alma, Burnettsville and Lottie Alma, Yuma, Ariz.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Karrie (Tim) Barber, Logansport, Keith (Ashley) Alma and Doreen (David) Ehler, both of Royal Center, Jason Alma, Burnettsville; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Barber, Tyler Barber, Thomas Ehler, Ryand Ehler, Lincoln Alma and Jon Alma.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son; brothers, Roy Alma, John Alma and Ralph Alma; half-brother, Louie Hastings; and half-sisters, Hazel Ward and Mary Gus.
Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel with Pastor Ryan Lewellen officiating.
Burial with Military Rites will be performed at Pro Cemetery, Headlee.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pro Cemetery and/or the American Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center.