Robert K. “Bob” Dutchess, 75, Jasper

Robert K. “Bob” Dutchess, 75, Jasper, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at his home. He was born August 16, 1943 in Massillon, Ohio to Marshall and Jennibelle (Scott) Dutchess.  He married Julie Mundy November 1, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bob worked for Kimball Electronics for many years and then as a financial consultant for Ameriprise in Huntingburg until retirement. After retirement he drove for Link-N-Go in Jasper for five years. 

He was a gentle, kind, soft-spoken individual who loved his family, the outdoors, and his prized pontoon boat. His philanthropic spirit was felt my many organizations, including the Dubois County Humane Society, Next Act Inc. (Astra), Lincoln Amphitheater, and Will Read and Sing For Food. He touched the lives of scores of people during his retirement years as a SIRS Link-N-Go ambassador. He also loved the slots at The French Lick Casino. He adored his faithful dog, Ellie, which he adopted 11 years ago from the Dubois County Humane Society. Ellie remained at Bob’s bedside to the very end. 

He is survived by his wife, Julie Dutchess; daughter, Stacy Dutchess Butterfield and husband, Steve, of Powell, OH; two step-children, Jennifer Cox Meyer and husband, Kurt, of New Albany, IN and Philip Huddleston and wife, Tina, of Huntingburg, IN;  daughter-in-Law, Kim Dutchess, N. Augusta, SC; grandchildren Kyle and Nick Butterfield, Mitchell, Lily and Claire Meyer, Scout Huddleston, and Emma Dutchess; brother, Wally Dutchess, of Alameda, CA and sister, Sue Loomis (Larry Buzz) of Bryans Road, MD.  Preceding him in death is one son, Mark Dutchess. 

Friends may call Friday, July 26th from 2:00 PM until the Celebration of Life memorial service at 7:00 PM at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dubois County Humane Society. Online condolence can be shared at https://www.becherkluesner.com/obituaries/. 

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