August 8, 1933 - August 15, 2021
Robert L. "Bob" Kleyla, 88, Anderson, passed away August 15, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Robert was born to Mable and Ralph Kleyla in Elwood, Indiana, August 8, 1933. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Lone Oak Wesleyan Church and UAW 662. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, mechanics, and travel. He and his wife Charlene traveled on a wonderful trip to Alaska with their niece and her husband, Kathie and Ted Walker. Bob was also an avid Colts and Notre Dame fan. Most importantly, Bob was a dedicated Christian and loved the Lord. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and Robert Kleyla; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bert and Ethel Vestal, his son-in-law, Lonnie Griffin, and his two beloved fur babies, "Cricket" and "Missy" Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charlene (Vestal) Kleyla, Anderson; his children, Kathy Vaughn (Darryl), Nesbit, MS, Karen Espinoza (companion, Dan Hodges), Anderson, Robert Kleyla, Jr. (companion, Suzy Brown), Horn Lake, MS, and Karel Griffin (companion, Jonathan Tibbs), Anderson; his grandchildren, Josh Frazee (Melissa), Jeremy Frazee (Stephanie), Jonathon Salee (companion, Jessica Patton), Jennifer Lopez (Pablo), Joseph Salee, Christopher Kleyla, Lee Kleyla (Jessica), Austin Kleyla, Anthony Kleyla, Brittany Amaya (Eusebio), and Bethaney Greenlee; his 22 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Monty Kleyla (Carol), Elwood, and Jim Kleyla (Jan), Alexandria; and his fur baby, "Gabby". The family would like to thank his two caregivers, Karel and Jenny. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 19 at 1:00 P.M. at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd Street, Anderson, with Pastor Robert Hallett officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery with military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to Lone Oak Wesleyan Church, 486 N. 500 W., Anderson, IN 46011 or The Gideons International (sendtheword.org). www.loosecares.com.
Robert L. "Bob" Kleyla, 88, Anderson, passed away August 15, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Robert was born to Mable and Ralph Kleyla in Elwood, Indiana, August 8, 1933. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the... View Obituary & Service Information
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