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Robert E. "Bob" Wall

May 27, 1927 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 91)

Robert E. “Bob” Wall, 91, Kokomo, passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.  He was born May 27, 1927, in Elkhart, to Claude Clay and Clara Anna Marie (Caplinger) Wall, Sr.  On July 10, 1949, he married Marilyn G. Barr, at the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tipton, and she survives.

Bob graduated from Kokomo High School in 1945 and attended Indiana University Kokomo.  He was hired directly out of high school by the General Motors Graphics Department.  He was drafted in 1945 into the United States Army and served with the occupation forces in Europe.  After his time in service, he came back to work for Delco Radio/Electronics, where he worked for 47 years and retired as a Marketing Arts Manager in 1994.  He also owned and operated Kokomo Sign Pro.

Bob was an oil painter and painted the paintings that were used for the Christmas cards for Delco Radio/Electronics.  He had served as president of the Delco Goodtimers Travel Club, and he and Marilyn had traveled to Europe 20 times.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1950.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn Wall, he is survived by his children, Greg (Jan) Wall, Marcia (Tom) Breithaupt, Brent (Susan) Wall and Larry E. (Robin) Wall; grandchildren, Liberty (Ryan) McPartland, Adriene (Scott) Riggle, Nathan (Ashley) Wall, Andrew (Kayla) Wall, Kathryn (Billy Cox) Wall, Andy (Laura) Johanning and Alan Johanning; great-grandchildren, Emily Riggle, Brady DeGuzman, Gretchen Riggle, Hadley McPartland, Abraham Johanning and Samuel Johanning; sister, Pat Shirar; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Claude C. Wall, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Con Shirar.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo.  A private family celebration of life service will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Care Givers or to Grace United Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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