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Obituary: Robert Henry "Rob" Waelbroeck II, Columbus

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Robert Henry “Rob” Waelbroeck II, 44, of Columbus, passed away April 14, 2013, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born December 8, 1968, in Mishawaka, IN, to Robert Henry Waelbroeck and Mary Ann (Miller) Waelbroeck Soll.

Rob was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School and Purdue University. He was employed as an environmental and safety consultant in Columbus. He enjoyed spending time with his children and nieces and nephews, camping, volleyball, driving his Dodge Ram truck, animals, target shooting with his brothers, country music, and carpentry.

Survivors include his parents, Robert (Bonita) Waelbroeck of Terre Haute and Mary Ann (Bob) Waelbroeck Soll of Nashville; his companion, Brenda Yentz, Columbus; his children, Korissa Waelbroeck, Evansville, Chase Waelbroeck, Columbus, and Lilianna Waelbroeck, Columbus; his siblings, Alan (Cheryl) Waelbroeck, Brazil, IN, and Neil (Jennifer) Waelbroeck, West Terre Haute; a stepsister, Holly (Shane) Mullenix, Terre Haute; an aunt, Alice Miller Piazza of California; many nieces and nephews; his godfather, Thomas (Judy) Pauwels; and his dog, Madeline.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Theresa Waelbroeck and George and Ruth Miller, and the Luke family aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m.. at Cottonwood Christian Church, 2523 Cottonwood Road, Morgantown, IN. Pastor Darrell Miller will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church from 1 p.m. until service time. A time of fellowship and a meal will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Robert H. Waelbroeck II Children’s Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 65, Nashville, IN 47448.

Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville was entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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