Robert L. “Bob” Dust, 90, of Goshen, IN (formerly of Syracuse, IN) passed away at 10:32 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Maples of Waterford Crossing in Goshen. He was born on January 28, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Fred C. & Esther J.B. (Hedin) Dust.
He moved to Syracuse in 1942 from Chicago, IL, graduated in 1948 from Syracuse High School, and was a United States Army veteran. He was the former o-owner & operator of Dust & Son Decorators for 47 ½ years as a painter and formerly was employed with Liberty Coach in Syracuse. He moved to Goshen in 2017.
He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse, Disabled Veterans in Goshen, Eagles Lodge #3760 in Syracuse, and National Korean War Veterans. He attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse and was a former member of the. V.F.W. #1342 in Syracuse.
He is survived by:
2 Nieces – Robin (Leo) Youngs of Syracuse & Vicky Mortimer of Ft. Wayne
Nephew – Danny Dust of Columbus, OH
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister – Darlene J. Mortimer, brother - Fred C. Dust III, and lifetime companion – June Baker.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor David Henry officiating. Burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Syracuse American Legion.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Syracuse E.M.S., 8138 E. McClintic Rd., Syracuse, IN 46567.
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