Robert E. Buis Sr.

Robert E. Buis, Sr.

passed away April 22, 2013 at the age of 88. He was born October 11, 1924 in Amo, IN, to parents Anthony and Orlena Husky. He was preceded in death by wives, Vicky Buis and Margaret Pritchard. He is survived by his children, Robert Jr., Charles and wife Scheri, and Amy and husband Stephen; as well as four step children, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He entered into the Army at Ft. Harrison in 1943 and flew 35 combat missions as a B-17 tail gunner. He left the service in 1945 with the rank of Staff Sgt. and decorations including the Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Victory Medal. Robert was educated at Depauw University and retired in 1984 as Sr. VP of Sales for College Life Insurance Company. He was a member of Indianapolis Sigma Chi Alumni, American Society of C.L.U., 384th Bomb Group, Indiana Historical Society, and the Service Club of Indianapolis. Per his request, a private celebration service was held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the and the . Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan- Washington Park North .

Funeral Home

Flanner and Buchanan – Washington Park North
2706 Kessler Blvd. West Indianapolis, IN 46228
(317) 251-5959

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 5, 2013