Robert C. Maikranz, 96, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born to the late Arvil and Lucy Opal (Hyslop) Maikranz on June 11, 1925, in Mackey, IN.
Robert graduated from Mackey High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June of 1944. He served in the Pacific Theater in WWII. He was a member of the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church where he served on several committees and was the custodian for 15 years. He retired from Emge Packing Company as an Engineer after 46 years and was a member of the AFLCIO Labor Union. Robert was a member of the Fort Branch VFW post #2714 and the International Rabbit Breeders Association. He was a true family man that enjoyed spending time with his family camping and doing various carpentry projects for many of their homes. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, taxidermy, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Indiana Pacers. He volunteered his time to the Fort Branch Little League as an umpire and to Habitat for Humanity.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bernice (Richie) Maikranz; a son, Kenneth Maikranz; and siblings, Dale Maikranz, Von Maikranz, Donald Maikranz, and Elmo Maikranz.
He is survived by his children, Ron (Joy) Maikranz of Princeton, IN, Duncan (Roberta) Maikranz of Fort Branch, IN, Bethel Sue (Timothy) Ostrander of Griffin, IN, and Anita (Tony) Graham of Fort Branch, IN; daughter-in-law, Sheila Maikranz of Fort Branch, IN; siblings, Tom (Janice) Maikranz of Francisco, IN, Nola Maikranz of Fort Branch, IN, Dorothy (Charles) Georges of Mackey, IN, and Dan (Rita) Maikranz of Fort Branch, IN; 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home with Kristi Pflug officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Military Honors service will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery prior to burial and be performed by the Veterans of Gibson County. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
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