Robert K. Claus, 90 of Angola IN, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday April 29th, 2022. Bob was born December 2nd, 1931 in Decatur, IL. He was the son of Bessie (Ater) Kreager and T. Dewey Kreager. Bob was a member of the Nevada Mills United Methodist Church. He graduated from New Haven High School in 1950 and married his high school sweetheart Vera B Claus in 1952. He was married just under 70 years to Vera. Bob was inducted into his high school athletic hall of fame in 2017. He was a Tri-Star athlete participating in football, basketball and track and field. He served in the United States Naval Reserves for 12 years, honorably discharged in 1963. Bob retired after working 30 years for The International Harvester Company. He worked several years at the New Haven Park Department and retired from D.A.S. Services in 2012. He enjoyed a variety of sports both as a participant and a spectator especially Indiana University basketball. He also loved the outdoors planting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Vera B Claus, three daughters, Julianne V (Lee A) Marucci of West Chester, OH, Suzanne M Claus (Bobby W Shaw) of Big Pine Key, FL and Barbara A (David A) Short of Fremont, IN; 4 grandchildren Cassandra L (Sean) Woodmansee, Heather M (Jake) Heap, Derek A (Melissa) Marucci and Kyle B Marucci; 6 great grandchildren Kendall M Heap, Lukas R Heap, Charlotte J Heap, Leah C Heap, Abigail B Heap and Abel I Woodmansee. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Lois McMahon, Leota Beemer, Christine Williams, and Dale Claus. Memorial service will be held on Sunday June 5th at Pinnington Funeral Home in Auburn, IN (502 N Main St.) with visitation from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Dinner will follow at the Bridgewater Golf Club, The Water’s Edge. Memorial donations may be made to the Nevada Mills United Methodist Church Angola (4710 W. Bachelor Rd). Service will be streamed afterwards at www.pinningtonfh.com.
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