Robert G. “Bob” Herbig, 81, Ireland

Robert HerbigRobert G. “Bob” Herbig, age 81, of Ireland, passed away at 5:56 p.m. Monday (March 18) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Bob was born on December 6, 1931, in Jasper, to Fidelis and Mabel (Goldman) Herbig. He married Carol Wagner on August 9, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He owned and operated Bob and Carol’s Catering with his wife for over 25 years. He was an Army veteran and served during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, VFW Post #673, American Legion Post #147, and the Ireland Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and fishing, and was an avid fan of Indiana University sports and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Herbig, Ireland, one daughter, Sherri Patton, and her husband Brian, Jasper, one son, Tim Herbig, and his wife Carol, Ireland, four grandchldren, two step grandchildren, one great grandson, one step great granddaughter, one sister, Mary Schlacter, Ferdinand, one brother, Fidelis
Jr. “Duke” Herbig, and his wife Rosie, St. Anthony. He was preceded in death by one sister, Geraldine “Sis” Friedman, and one brother , Don Herbig.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, with burial following in the church cemetery. VFW Post #673 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dubois County Humane Society or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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