Robert R. Cassel


Robert R. Cassel, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. He was a resident of Greenwood.

“Bob” was born July 24, 1928, in Chicago to Robert R. Cassel, Sr. and Olivia Jane O’Donahue.

He grew up in Indianapolis and served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 through 1952, spending much of his time decoding Russian communications in North Africa.

Bob met his future bride Betty while on R and R leave in London, England. They were married in Indianapolis on March 29, 1951.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Betty Cassel; and his three children, Carol Cassel Baker (Thomas Baker), Craig Cassel (Patti) and Kimberly Cassel (Dr. Joseph Kenny); as well as by nine grandchildren, Adam (Stephanie), Austin, Colton, Chelsea, Jhett, Owen, Gavin, Sam and Amelia; and three great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Vivienne and Brielle; his beloved sister Lucille Rose of Oklahoma City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Wyss.

Bob thoroughly loved his life. He was a ‘No Nonsense’ kind of guy. Bob was personable, friendly and loved to laugh; he never met a stranger.

His hobbies were playing golf and investing in the stock market. He spent as much time as possible out-of-doors, enjoying nature and bird watching.

The creek through the backyard offered so many fun activities. Feeding the ducks with Poppy will be a memory all his grandchildren will surely treasure.

Bob enjoyed his long career as a respected food broker, finally retiring at the age of 82. Bob garnered many honors and awards as a top-ranked sales executive.

He won several vacation trips, enabling Betty and Bob to travel throughout Europe and Hawaii. For the past 15 years, the couple has enjoyed cruising throughout the Caribbean and South America. During their travels, the friendly couple met and maintained longtime friendships with many fellow vacationers.

Per Bob’s request, no public service is planned. A private family celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to G.H.Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook at Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.