Robert James Reiber died Oct. 13, 2013 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. He was 84.
Born April 26, 1929, he was the son of the late Omer and Flossie (Graham) Reiber. He married Aletha (Smith) Reiber on Oct. 22, 1949. She preceded him in death on July 18, 1982. Mr. Reiber married Kathryn (Miller) Reiber on Dec. 11, 1982 and she preceded him in death June 13, 1989.
Mr. Reiber enjoyed traveling and camping with a special niece, Linda Dennis, and her late husband, Don Dennis and their children. He had been in every state except Alaska and Hawaii. He also enjoyed fishing at Raccoon Lake and at the dam in Monticello.
He worked as a farm hand during his younger years then worked at Stark & Wetzel Meat Co. in Indianapolis and later at RCA in Indianapolis where he retired.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he proudly served his country in Germany for a year as motor pool mechanic.
Mr. Reiber is survived by two step-sons, William Eugene (Jill) Miller and David Wayne Miller, both of Lebanon; step-grandchildren, Mike (Traci) Miller and David (Vicki) Miller, all of Lebanon and Joshua (Cherish Batts) Miller and Sabrina (Virgil) O’Bryan, both of Oviedo, Fla.; step great-grandchildren, Kayla Miller, Kyle Miller, Veronica, Cole, and Harlow Miller all of Lebanon; Cody Miller of San Diego, Brandon, Landon and Logan Miller of Thorntown, Haleigh Miller, Darian Hoffman of Lebanon, Brady Malone of Parke Co., Lillian Anderson of Greencastle, and Julia O’Bryan of Oviedo, Fla.; a great-great granddaughter, Lillyan Fortner; niece, Connie (Ivan) Kouns of Crawfordsville; several other nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and both his wives, he was p preceded in death by a daughter; a sister, Martha (Reiber) Freeland, and girlfriend, Mary Hollis.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St. in Lebanon with the Rev. Lee Faust officiating. Visitation will take place starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until the time of the service. Gravesides services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.