Robert E. Herring

Robert E. Herring, 74, of Bluffton, IN, and having ties to LaFontaine, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Herring attended Jackson High School in Wells County, worked at Essex Appliance in Van Buren, was employed at CTS in Berne for more than 20 years and retired from Chrysler after more than 20 years. In his retirement, he operated a home-based business, Environmental Solutions, for 18 years. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

He was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Marion, to Clyde and Ruth (Booher) Herring. He married Nancy K. Aschliman on Aug. 7, 1976, and she preceded him in death on May 10, 1992. He married Janet M. Morris on Sept. 26, 1993, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Bobbie (Mike) Studebaker, of Keystone; Beth (Rick) Davis, of Montpelier; and Brenna (Barry) Banter, of Marion; a son, Bevin (Tina) Herring, of Bluffton; two sisters, Joyce (Larry) Luckey, of Bluffton, Sherri (Don) Carroll, of Marion; a brother, Gary (Vicki) Herring, of LaFontaine; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the Apostolic Christian Church East, Bluffton, with Lynn Fiechter and Mark Gerber officiating. Burial followed at the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Bluffton.

Memorials are to the family or to the Apostolic Christian Charity Fund.

Arrangements were handled by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.

Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.