Robert Thomas Duerigen, age 77, passed away on December 10, 2013 at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida after a five month struggle with complications from pancreatitis.
Robert (Bob) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Robert and Lesta Duerigen on December 13, 1935. He earned a Metallurgy Degree at the University of Cincinnati. Bob and Alice were married May 3, 1964 at the United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob was employed as a Metallurgist for Chrysler Foundry, International Harvester and Diamond Chain. Bob and Alice retired to Florida in 2003. Bob enjoyed Genealogy, reading, and gardening. Bob served as a Deacon and as an Elder at Southport Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana and as an Affiliate Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vero Beach, Florida. Bob served as Secretary of the Oak Chase Home Owners Association for six years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Alice Burris Duerigen of Vero Beach, Florida; his three children: Cynthia Duerigen Nixon; Lucinda Duerigen Poholarz and her husband John Poholarz; Robert William Duerigen and his wife Brooke Duerigen; and his nine grandchildren: Megan Patera, Nicole Nixon, Philip Nixon III, Tiffany Nixon, Michael Nixon, Joshua Nixon, Jonathan Poholarz, Brittany Poholarz, and Drake Duerigen. Bob is survived by JazzieLynn and predeceased by Squabbles, two faithful dog companions.
A Memorial Service in honor of Robert Duerigen will be held Saturday, December 28, 2013; 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church; 2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida. Dr. Les Koerselman will officiate and a reception will follow. An Interment service will be at the Westminster Presbyterian Memorial Garden.
The family invites you to make a memorial donation to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 2555 58th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida 32966.
Bob has been and continues to be a faithful, humble servant of God.
I am held in the arms of my Maker,
He cares for me for I am His.
I am held in the arms of my King,
He loves me for I am his Prince.
I am held in the arms of my Lord,
He provides for me for I am his servant.
I am held in the arms of my Savior,
He died for me for I am well cherished.
I am held in the arms of my Shepherd,
He leads me for I am his precious lamb.
I am held in the arms of my Father,
He guides me for I am his greatly loved son.
From God through Nicole A. Nixon