Robert K. “Bob” Dutchess, age 75 of Jasper, Indiana passed away at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his home.
He was born on August 16, 1943 at Massillon, Ohio to Marshall and Jennibelle (Scott) Dutchess. He married Julie Mundy November 1, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Bob worked for Kimball Electronics for many years and then as a financial consultant for Ameriprise in Huntingburg until retirement. After retirement he drove for Link-N-Go in Jasper for five years.
Bob was a gentle, kind, soft-spoken individual who loved his family, the outdoors, and his prized pontoon boat frequently seen cutting thru the Patoka lake currents. He enthusiastically applauded people and organizations focused on making a positive difference in our community. His philanthropic spirit was felt my many organizations, including the Dubois County Humane Society, Next Act Inc. (Astra), Lincoln Amphitheater, and Will Read and Sing For Food.
He also loved supporting others by utilizing his own personal skills, passions and can-do spirit. He helped neighbors with their lawn mowing. He facilitated problem-solving solutions for his family. He touched the lives of scores of people during his retirement years as a SIRS Link-N-Go ambassador. He not only made sure the Link-N-Go riders had safe and reliable transportation, but he did so in a refreshingly compassionate manner (he did not know a stranger riding in his van and truly demonstrated empathy for their personal situation). He also loved the slots at The French Lick Casino. Bob adored his faithful dog, Ellie, which he adopted 11 years ago from the Dubois County Humane Society. Ellie remained at Bob’s bedside to the very end—and she misses him dearly.
Wife, Julie Dutchess
Stacy Dutchess (Steve) Butterfield, Powell, OH
Jennifer Cox Meyer (Kurt), New Albany, IN
Philip Huddleston (Tina), Huntingburg, IN
Daughter-in-Law, Kim Dutchess, N. Augusta, SC
Grandchildren; Kyle and Nick Butterfield, Mitchell, Lily and Claire Meyer and Scout Huddleston and Emma Dutchess.
Brother, Wally Dutchess, Alameda, CA
Sister, Sue Loomis (Larry Buzz), Bryans Road, MD
Preceding him in death is one son Mark Dutchess.
Celebration of life Memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at the funeral home.
Visitation will be held l from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday July 26, 2019 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Humane Society.