ELBERFELD, Ind.  Robert W. Highsmith, 88, of Elberfeld, Ind., passed away, Sunday, July 11, 2010, at his residence.

 

He was born Sept. 7, 1921, to George and Gladys (Freudenburg) Highsmith.

 

He was a WWII veteran, serving with the 63rd Infantry in Germany, and a member of the VFW Post 1114 in Evansville. Robert retired from the U.S. Postal Service after some 32 years as a mail carrier. He was a member of Nobles Chapel United Methodist Church
Robert enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Kingsbury; and brother, Oscar Highsmith.


He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Wanna Faye (Herter) Highsmith; daughters, Shirley Brinker of
Evansville, Beverly Render (Warren) of Evansville and Diane Bilderback (Ron) of Ft. Branch, Ind.; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Barnett and the staff of Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and loving care.


Funeral services will be held at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Nobles Chapel UMC in Elberfeld. Reverend Lisa Ressler will officiate. Burial will be in Nobles Chapel Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Vanderburgh County Retired Veterans Club.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Volkman Chapel, Second and Elm streets, Elberfeld, and on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to service time at the church.