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Obituary: Robert Schiffer, Scipio

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Robert A. Schiffer, 61, of Scipio, passed from this life at 8:03 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood.

Mr. Schiffer was a U.S. Navy veteran; he served two tours in Vietnam and two years in Hawaii.

Robert was a transportation specialist for Vitran Express in Indianapolis.

He attended Garden City Church of Christ and his hobbies included boating and horses.

The funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Ron Voss officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time Monday.

Full military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard at the funeral home.

In keeping with Mr. Schiffer's wishes, cremation will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent Mr. Schiffer's family at

Born in Koeln, Germany January 3, 1952, Robert was the son of Hilarius Lehmann and Maria Schiffer. He married Ilse D. Boehnisch May 26, 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Ilse; children, Jonathan (Lynn) Bringle of Nashville, Collin Stoddard of Columbus, Angie (Glen) Amis of North Vernon and Robby (Fawnda) Fields of Columbus; his mother, Maria Steward of Arkansas; grandchildren, Cody Fields of Scipio, Blake Fields and Haley Fields both of Columbus, and Taylor Bringle, Haley Bringle and Brayton Bringle, all of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Jolie, Alayina and A'Lyvia; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. Schiffer was preceded in death by his father; and foster parents, Roy and June Goodwin.

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