Obituary: W. Robert “Bob” Kriegbaum



W. Robert “Bob” Kriegbaum, 86 of Carmel, died June 5. Bob was born November 24, 1928 in Huntington, Ind. to the late Paul B. and Marie E. Kriegbaum. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He and his family lived in Hartford City for many years before moving to Carmel in 1970.

Bob was with the Westfield Gas Corporation for 56 years. He retired in 2012 as president of the company and co-owner. He was always proud of the fact that he designed and built the natural gas system for the town of Westfield. Bob was also proud of the fact that his son and daughter were able to work with him for 35 years.

While attending Purdue, Bob was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was very active in sports as a young man and was an avid sports fan throughout his life. He was a kind man who loved children, loved dogs and had a great sense of humor.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patty; children, Susan Kriegbaum and Mark Kriegbaum, both of Westfield; sister, Ann Prentice of Castle Rock, CO; a nephew and several nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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