Robert Kendle
FUNERAL HOME
St. Joseph Funeral Homes
824 South Mayflower Road
South Bend, IN
Robert Kendle June 2, 1934 - Sept. 8, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Robert Kendle, 81, of South Bend, passed away at Milton Home Tuesday afternoon beside his surviving wife, Kathleen Veronica. He was preceded in death by his mother, Idabelle (Krathwohl) Kendle; father, Arthur Quentin Kendle; stepmother, Orphia (Kipp) Kendle; sister, Susan (Kendle) Mumaw; and brother, Larry Kendle. Surviving siblings are Paul Kendle, Ray (Terry) Kendle, Kay (Don) Owens and Sharon (Kendle) Ray. His mother, Idabelle, passed away within three weeks of his birth and he was raised by his grandparents, Robert S and Katherine (Miller) Kendle, and attended Lakeville schools until the age of 17 when his grandmother was no longer able to care for him. His grandparents spoke German and he was held back in school until he could speak better English. At that time he moved to Mishawaka to live with his father and stepmother. He attended Mishawaka High School and graduated in 1955. He was retired from South Bend Modern Molding. Robert enjoyed playing the piano and owned several and a couple of organs. Robert was a simple and honest man and preferred no funeral services. He will be buried at Fairview Cemetery next to his mother, Idabelle. St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 S. Mayflower Rd., South Bend, is handling the arrangements.


Published by South Bend Tribune on Sep. 17, 2015.
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A favorite memory of mine is playing croquet with Robert and other family at Grandpa Kendle's house on Queensboro in the 1970s.

- Mark Kendle, Nephew
Mark Kendle
September 24, 2015
You will be missed Mr. Kendle. From the rehab department at the Milton Home. Aimy Gordon
Aimy Gordon
September 24, 2015
Russ Johnson
September 22, 2015
Thinking of you
Sally McDonald
September 18, 2015
RIP Bob
Indianchix
September 18, 2015
Gene Rock
September 18, 2015
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Len Wallace
September 17, 2015
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