Robert Duggan Jr.
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Robert C. “Bob” Duggan Jr, 87, of Sweetser, Ind., passed away at 3:45 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Charleston, to the late Robert C. and Chloe (Liner) Duggan. He married the love of his life, Velma Jean (Taylor) Duggan on Aug.16, 1947. She survives.

He retired from the Dana Corporation after 30 years of service. He was a United States Army World War II veteran where he served as a staff sergeant with Company A, 311th Infantry from 1944-1946. He received the Good Conduct Medal, a European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon, and the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). He served after the war as a guard at the Nuremberg prison during The Nuremberg trials.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing and landscaping with his brother Ed. He loved his family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his memories three sons: Joe (Linda), Marion Thomas (Margo), Fairmount and Dennis (Nancy), Columbia City; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a special sister-in-law, Myrtle Duggan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Vera (LD) White and Ozelle (Walter) Shipe; seven brothers: Clarence, Grady, Woodrow, Herman, Melvin, Edward and Charles (Dee); and grandsons: Nicholas and Garrett Duggan.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb, 7, 2014, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Ind., with the Rev. Terry Bishir and the Rev. Barry Earley officiating.

Interment with military honors will be at Gardens of Memory in Huntington County.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home in Marion.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Ball Memorial Hospice or the Marion, VA, 1700 E. 38th S., Marion, IN.

Online condolences may be made at

Compagion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to make the local announcement on behalf of the local Duggan Family.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Bob and your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at