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ROBERT "BOB" W. FANCHER, 82, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Parkview Hospital - Randallia in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Ernest Ray and Mary (Walden) Fancher. He was a 1956 graduate of Central High School where he had made lasting friendships with many of his classmates. He married Nancy (Brady) on June 17, 1995, and she survives. Bob worked as a tool designer and engineer for International Harvester for many years, retiring in 2000 from Dana. He adored his grandchildren, spending time with them, and attending their sporting events. Above all else he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bob enjoyed playing golf and being on the lake. Surviving are his children, Chris (Shelly) Fancher, Tracy (Deb) Fancher, Kelly (Aaron) Snyder, Jill (John Kimbrell) Vigar, and Jodi (Chad) Dennison; daughter-in-law, Molly Miller; 19 grandchildren; sister, Kate Neddeff; and a host of friends. Bob was also preceded in death by his son, Tony Miller; and three brothers and three sisters. Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Funeral service will be private for the family. To join the service virtually visit the funeral home Facebook Page (D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park) at 3 p.m Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. There will be a celebration of life service scheduled at a later date. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 11, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
Nancy, I’m soooo sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and am sending a virtual consoling hug.
Pat Johnson
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