Robert (Memphis Bob) Kettle
- April 26, 2012
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
of Robert's Passing
Arrangements made by
D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Mary; I'm very saddened to hear of Bob's passing.. I know that Bob always had a kind word for everyone, and somehow if that person was feeling down...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Bill Fraunfelder - Milwaukee, WI
“sorry for your loss, he was one of a kind, we will all miss him dearly. sincerely larry (cheeks) nelson
2 of 51 | Posted by: larry g nelson (cheeks) - IN
We are so sorry to hear about Bob--he was quite the guy--you are in our thoughts and prayers!!
3 of 51 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Gregory
“Brian he is missed by many loved by all
He changed mine and everybody's life
I miss him soo very much don't know
What to do without him I am lost
4 of 51 | Posted by: Bob kulas - Ft Wayne, IN
“I miss him so much!!:(
5 of 51 | Posted by: Brian Kettle - janesville, WI
“Mary, we were so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I enjoyed working next to him
in Final Repair all those years. He touched everyone he came in contact...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Roy Albertson - Armstrong, MO
“I haven't seen Bob for many years but even so I am saddened by his passing.
He was a colorful addition to life wherever he went.
I'm impressed with...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Kitchen - Janesville, WI
“Thanks for all the fun times at State Street,Bob!!!We will miss ypur fun spirit and wish your loved ones well.You were a great person who will be...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: neil white - fort wayne, IN
“To a good man I've only known a short time..but always had good stories to tell..Not seeing u come into latch and having shots of tequila at 5pm,let...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: kimberly - fort wayne, IN
“Oh God! , I just found out a week later and was just thinking of going over to see you! What a great person! I will miss you Bob! Everyone that knew...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Gordy Smith - Fort Wayne, IN
“Our prayers are with you Mary and Family. Bob was one of the kindest men we have ever known. Never once did he have a bad word to say about anyone...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Sharon & Norm - Fort Wayne, IN
“Bob you will be missed by all that knew and worked with you. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sadness is with you always Mary and family. Remember...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Rick and Millie Rotzoll - Payne, OH
“Mary, our hearts go out to you. Bob will be missed! What a kind and fun-loving guy he was! Sympathy to you and the family.
15 of 51 | Posted by: Gary and Vicki Hoffmaster
“RIP Bob. You will be greatly missed. Such a wonderful person. Mary you have so many great memories to hang on to. Keep them on auto replay. Bob's...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Jensen and Ruth Fleck - IN
“I remember the very first time I met Bob...long hair, quiet demeanor, great humor, soft-spoken, and serious at the sametime. Come to think of it, he...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Roy Hoffmann - Hatley, WI
“Our friendship goes back a long way. You were the type of guy that would do anything for anybody. You will be missed my friend.
18 of 51 | Posted by: Bob Tyler - Huntington, IN
“Mary always looked foward to seeing you and Bob at the concerts in town.You guys were part of the fabric of our lives....Nathan Kenseth.
19 of 51 | Posted by: nathan kenseth - ft. wayne, IN
“I'm sorry about your loss Mary.Bob was one of the nicest guys I ever met.
20 of 51 | Posted by: Keith Gay - Fortwayne, IN
“BOB WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON.HE WAS A PARTNER WITH BOB HIS SO CALLED TWIN @ STATE STREET BAR AND GRILL.HIM AND BOB KULAS WERE ALWAYS THERE @ THE BAR...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: theresa white - fort wayne, IN
Bob was a very special person that will always be remembered for his smile and outgoing personality! He was a GREAT man! R.I.P. Bob! I...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Gary Kay - Palm Harbor, FL
“I also had the opportunity to work with both Bob and Mary. Both of them are wonderful people. Bob will surely be missed. Mary, if you need...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Jo Kaler - Fort Wayne, IN
“Sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I went to school with Bob and graduated with him in 1972. Worked also with him at the GM plant in Janesville, WI...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: David Ashley - Janesville, WI
“Mary and Brian,
So sorry to hear about you loss. Bob always went out of his way to say hi and was always nice to Daryl and I. He was a great guy,...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Cristina Garcia - Churubusco, IN
“Mary and Brian,
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Prayers...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: char hoffmann-brickner - Ironwood, MI
“RIP Bob. You were always of great help to me when I worked in heavy repair at the plant. You had a great sense of humor. You will be missed by many...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Tim McCaslin - Danville, KY
“Will really miss my fun loving cousin. Always had a smile on his face back to the days sitting at Grandpa and Grandma's picnic table. He was always...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Joanie & Bob Maves - Janesville, WI
“Much sympathy to Mary and the rest of Bob's family. He will be missed.
29 of 51 | Posted by: Jacque "Frankie" Henry - IN
“Bob you will be missed greatly
Life has been an adventure with you
in my life you made my life awesome
Remember it's always 420 somewhere
Miss...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Bob Kulas - Fort Wayne, IN
“We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob and his wife Mary for many years at GM. He was such a kind and friendly man that will...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Terry and Annette Fields
“My dear brother in law, you were the greatest. You started my life with the Kettles by being the best man at our wedding. Dick loved you more then...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Nola Kettle - Columbia City, IN
“You were such an awesome person! I feel so grateful that you have been a part of my life for the last 12 years. You will never be forgotten!! Devon...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Kristine Kettle - Janesville , WI
“I remember the very first time Mary had brought him to Mom's. They walked in carrying 12 packs of soda. While they were putting the soda in the...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Betty Hoffmann - Wausau, WI
“I have known Bob for over twenty years, worked next to him for several years. Talked to him everyday at work, Saw him two or thee times a week after...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: Walter Glass - Fort Wayne, IN
“Bob we will miss you greatly. You and Mary always were the highlights of our life with your visits. Even though we didn't get together too often...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Sally Pagryzinski - hatley, WI
“I JUST AM SO DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF BOB........ BOB WAS SUCH A UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL........ I HAD ONLY KNOWN HIM FOR MAYBE 10 OR 12 YEARS.......Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: TIMMY YOUNG - UNIONDALE, IN
“"The miles between loved ones is but in your head." I was brought up with the stories and memories my ma would relate to us regarding aunt Mary and...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Tabitha Blaser - Rothschild, WI
“rest in peace my brother.
39 of 51 | Posted by: jim wilson - ftwayne, IN - friend
“You will be missed by both us and our daughters. To Lizzie you will always be "the Bob with the fruit snacks" and the best house to go to on...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Rebecca Valdez - Fort Wayne, IN
“Bob was one of the most genuine and giving people I’ve ever met and God took a good one from us. God be with you.
41 of 51 | Posted by: Brian - Fort Wayne, IN - friend
“The Kettles were long time customers at Buffalo WIngs N Ribs...they were regulars on Mondays nights for years..you always new there order....super...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: travis DeMoss - fortwayne, IN
“I will always see the little kid brother tagging along with big brother John. Your kind spirit will be missed in a world needing more kindness and I...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Bob Buehl - Bluffton, IN - Friend
“The first time I met Bob ,I knew he was a special person.Bob had a very special personality,including a group of unique friends that injoyed being in...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Barney Zent - Fort Wayne, IN
“IM SORRY FOR BOBS PASSING BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE IVE SEEN HIM RIP BOB KETTLE
46 of 51 | Posted by: Allan D SAMPSON - Janesville , WI
“Bob always seemed to be out listening to bands. He came to a lot of my old band's shows. I always appreciated seeing him out because that meant we...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Brad - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend
“I was blessed to work next to Bob for close to 20 years. One of the most irresistible people you could have ever met. Never one to be sad or let...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Sheldon Cherry - Roanoke, IN
“We will all miss you Bob. You were one of the people who made this world a better place.
49 of 51 | Posted by: Travis Brown - Ft. Wayne, IN
“We will truly miss you....
50 of 51 | Posted by: Katie Kobryn - Fort Wayne, IN
51 of 51 | Posted by: ~ - IN
Robert "Memphis Bob" Kettle, 58, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Janesville, WI, Bob worked for General Motors for 31 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of UAW #2209. Memphis Bob's passion was his love for music He enjoyed collecting guitars, NASCAR memorabilia, listening to Rock 104 and supporting the local musicians, and spending time with his family and friends. Memphis Bob touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed. Surviving are his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Kettle of Fort Wayne, son, Brian (Kristine) Kettle of Janesville, WI, brother, John (Kathy) Kettle of Janesville, WI, grandson, Devon Kettle of Janesville, WI, sister in law, Nola Kettle of Columbia City his close and best friend "Jamaica" Bob Kulas, and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by parents, William and Yvonne Kettle, and brother, Richard Kettle. A memorial service will be Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7 pm at D.O. McComb and Son's Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd. with calling beginning at 2 pm. D.O. McComb and Son's handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the United Way of Allen County. The family would ask you to honor Bob by wearing your tie dyed clothes. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
May 12, 2012
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home
1320 E. Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
May 12, 2012
D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home
1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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