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Date of Birth August 01, 2016

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Date of Passing January 04, 2016

Robert Sowles

from Fremont, Indiana, United States

ANGOLA — Robert W. "Bob" Sowles, age 70, of Angola, Indiana, passed away at his home Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 4, 1946, in Coldwater, Michigan, the son of Shirley Dale and Arlene Jane (Lint) Sowles. They preceded him in death. He attended Scott Center School until the closing of the school, and later graduated from Fremont High School. Bob served in the Indiana National Guard for six years. He married Gloria K. Burch on Dec. 21, 1968, at the Fremont United Methodist Church, and they were married for 47 years. She survives. Bob was a farmer all his life, raising crops and Angus cattle. He also worked at the Aro Corporation in Angola for 36 years, as a tool and die maker and a machine operator, and later worked at Trine University for 12 years where he served as a groundskeeper until last fall. His hobbies included antique tractors, and he was a member of the Steuben County Antique Power Association. He also was a member of the Fremont Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Sowles of Angola, Indiana; two sons, Chad (Christina) Sowles and Jarrod (Tia) Sowles, both of Angola, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Dalton, Hunter, Alex, Tristan, Levi, Cam, Brody, Lila; and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Indiana, with the Rev. Ken Weaver officiating. Burial will be at South Scott Cemetery, Angola, Indiana. Memorials are requested to Steuben County Cancer Association or Parkview Hospice. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome.com.
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