Oct 13, 2010 Latest post:
Dec 16, 2017
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Bob. Visit often to read the latest journal entries and write us a note in our guestbook. Please share any funny stories, how you met Bob, etc.
Please use this site to communicate with Cheryl & family. The phonecalls are overwhelming, but she is glad to see so many people wanting to offer encouragement.
12/7/2017 After 7 long years of recovery from his accident, Dad's body has finally tired. He was diagnosed with acute end stage renal failure in November 2017. Dialysis was tried, but was not successful and he continued to decline. After much discussion and soul searching Mom & Dad decided to stop dialysis and he entered hospice care on 12/7/2017.
Previous info regarding his accident in 2010:
On 10/10/2010 around 12:27pm, Bob was on his way to the glider field in Alexandria, Indiana. He was riding a friend's motorcycle and was struck by a vehicle just west of SR 9 at the intersection of CR200W and CR500N in Madison County. He was Lifelined to Methodist from the accident site by PHI Dove Flight.
The driver of the vehicle (1995 Olds 88) was 25yrs old and required no medical treatment. Both the car and motorcycle (1979 Suzuki GS1000) were towed from the scene. Evidence at scene indicated that the car was traveling approx 45mph (posted speed limit).
Dad had stopped at the intersection and then proceeded eastbound. Most likely he was not aware that the intersection was not a 4-way stop. He was struck on his right side by the vehicle's right front. He struck a phone pole (approx 17' from impact) and subsequently landed in a harvested corn field approx 40' from the initial impact site. The motorcycle did not strike the pole and landed in the same field approx 67' from the impact site. Response was rapid by emergency services.
Our thanks go out to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, the Frankton Volunteer Fire Department, the Frankton Volunteer Ambulance, PHI Dove Flight, and all those whose actions help prevent the loss of such an awesome man.