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Robert Dean Qualkenbush
Robert Dean “Bobby Dean” Qualkenbush, 79, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 17th, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.
He was born in Daviess County, Indiana on July 20th, 1942 to Robert Tennis and Ruby Pauline (Stevens) Qualkenbush.
Bobby Dean married Collene A. Grigsby on October 16th, 1965 and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his Parents and (1) Sister – Sondra Qualkenbush.
Bobby Dean was a 1960 graduate of Springs Valley High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy where he served on the U.S.S. Saratoga during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from Watkins Motor Lines working as a truck driver and had pastored many churches in the area.
He attended The Church at Powell Valley, where he was an elder; was a member of French Lick American Legion Post 76 for 44 years and Past Commander; Newton Stewart Masonic Lodge F&AM #432 for 42 years; Hadi Shriners – Evansville and a 33rd Degree Mason.
Bobby Dean loved playing golf, fishing, and spending time with family.
He is survived by:
Wife Collene Qualkenbush of West Baden Springs, Indiana
(1) Son Stephen Qualkenbush (Christina) of Nicholson Valley, Indiana
(1) Daughter Stephanie Miller (Donnie) of West Baden Springs, Indiana
(3) Grandchildren Michael “Robbie” Watson (Christina) of Dubois, Indiana
Amanda Qualkenbush and Matthew Qualkenbush of Nicholson Valley, Indiana
(3) Great-Grandchildren Ava, Alexis and Jase Watson Dubois, Indiana
(3) Step-Grandchildren and (10) Step-Great-Grandchildren
A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Bro. Kern Qualkenbush and Pastor Randy Stevens on Saturday, August 21st, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow at Crystal Community Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Visitation for friends will be Friday, August 20th, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 21st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20th, 2021.
Due to the rise in Coronavirus cases, we strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Crystal Community Cemetery, c/o Melvin Jones, 9097 N 900E, Dubois, IN 47527.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
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