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J. Robert Williams, 93, of Peru, IN passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023 at Blair Ridge Health Campus in Peru. He was born on May 24, 1930 to Hazen L. “Jack” & Eugenia Williams. Bob married Betty A. Schmidt on September 23, 1951 and she preceded him in death on December 12, 2008.
He graduated from Onward High School in 1948. He had also took courses at the Ball State Extension with credits in Economics & Banking Finance. IUK Kokomo Real Estate Salesman Course, Georgetown University Academy in Public Service, Dale Carnegie in effective speaking and Human Relations. Bob farmed all his life. He was very active in the Republican Party. He served as Pipecreek Township Trustee Jan 1967 to December 31, 1972, Miami County Treasurer starting January 1973 to 1980, & County Chairman in the 1980’s. January 27, 1951 through January 26, 1959 he served in Indiana National Guard. Bob was a 50 + Member & past Master of the Masonic Lodge 683. A lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Belonged to Scottish Rite, Ft. Wayne Valley. Past President of the Indiana County Treasurer’s Association. Member of the Board of Directors of Indiana Association of Counties. Had served on Board of Directors as member and treasurer of Bunker Hill Elevator.
Survivors include four sons, John (Debra) Williams of Walton, Steve (Candace) Williams of Galveston, Gary (Teresa) Williams of Peru, and Ron (Tammy) Williams of Galveston. Ten Grandchildren, Nick, Brandon (Jen), Seth, Mike (Susana), Alex, Carter, Shawn, Scott (Tara), Ryan (Haley), and Kyle (Mattie). Seventeen Great Grandkids, Hunter, Heidi, MacKenzie, Kaylie, Brody, Kaleb, Brayden, Dan, Susie, Logan, Luis, Lacie, Aiden, Avery, Kendyl, Addyson, and Noah. Two Great Great Grandchildren, Raegan and Rilynn. Two Brothers James and Hazen “Jack. A very special family member Nan(Dennis) Orpurt. A very special friend Sharon Cadwallader, Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, brother Joe Williams, sister Pat Berry & her husband Carl, Father In-law & Mother In-law Charles & Katherine (Fischer) Schmidt, Brother In-law & Sister In-law Alvin & Hilda Schmidt, Grandson Adam Williams & Great Grandson Evan Williams.
Family and friends of J. Robert Williams will gather from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home 84 W. Main Street, Peru, IN. A Masonic Service will follow at 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will follow Ever Rest Memorial Park 8315 Logansport Road, Logansport, IN.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to Nazarene Church Food Pantry.