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Robert C. Pyle

Robert C. Pyle, 96, of Berne, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Swiss Village where he had been a resident for the past six years. He was born on May 26, 1926, to John Pyle and Gwendolyn Bryan Pyle. He married Frieda L. Nussbaum Pyle on Sunday, May 25, 1947. A highlight of their 69 years of marriage was going to Camp Gilead, Polk City, Florida during the winter months serving with others from Berne, at the Children’s Bible Mission for 30 years.

Robert was a charter member of Grace Bible Church where he served on the church board as trustee and enjoyed ushering for many years. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1944. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the South Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division and was awarded the combat infantry badge and the bronze star. He worked at the International Harvester

Company for 32 years retiring in 1975. After retirement, he ran an air conditioning business servicing several implement dealers in Adams and Wells Counties.

Loving survivors include two daughters and one son: Betty (Jerry) Burke of Berne, daughter-in-law, Gayle Pyle, Roanoke, Carolyn Moore and friend, Jim Cooper, Berne, David (Cindy) Pyle, Berne; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Tim) LeFever, Michael (Becky) Burke, Kavan Pyle, Rob Moore, Ryan (Jill) Moore, Caleb Moore, Tyler (Emily) Pyle, Gabe (Krista) Pyle, Stacey (Andrew) Smith; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Alice) Pyle, Fort Wayne; sister Jenny Schisler, Pennville; and special friend Judy Stauffer, Berne.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Richard W. Pyle; grandson, Jeffrey Pyle; son-in-law, James Moore; two brothers, Bill Pyle, and Johnny D. Pyle; four sisters, Imogene Hart, Maxine Davis, Roberta Maloney, and Thelma Kongar.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember Bob’s life at the Swiss Village Chapel, 1350 W. Main St. Berne, on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with service to follow at 12 p.m. Masks are required during the viewing and service. Pastor Jeff Gaskill will be officiating. Interment will follow in the M.R.E. Cemetery.

Military rites will be conducted by the United States Army and the American Legion of Berne.

Preferred Memorials: Freedom International Ministries, Inc. c/o Gabe and Krista Pyle 9957 Crosspoint Blvd. Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46256. Please make checks payable to Freedom International Ministries, Inc. (Memo should include Pyle Family).

Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, IN