Robert “Rockin Bobby” Gerald Imel

Robert “Rockin Bobby” Gerald Imel, 72, formerly of Fort Wayne, and with family in Huntington County, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.  

Mr. Imel served his country in the Army Reserves after graduation, and retired from Zollner after 34 years of service. He worked at the Memorial Coliseum and then retired from S.W.A.C. after 10 years of service.

He was born on Jan. 21, 1948, in Fort Wayne to Gerald Imel and Martha Fogwell Imel. He was married to Joan Lucille Prior Imel for 51 years, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Chad (Christine) Imel, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Jodie (Tom) Winn, of Cary, NC; two brothers, Rick (Deb) Imel, of Roanoke, and Randy Imel, of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Sharon (Thomas) Melton, of Clearwater, FL, and Cheri (Chris) Cote, of Morrison, CO; and four grandchildren, Ridge Imel, Ryder Imel, Madison Winn and Cameron Winn.  

Calling will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with calling one hour prior to the service.  Entombment will be at Covington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to LLV, with Rock Steady Boxing as the memo.