Robert Gagle, 1921-2017

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Robert Gagle, 96, of LaPorte, who passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Brentwood at LaPorte. 

Robert was born in Portland, IN, on June 19, 1921, to Arthur E. and Edith (Haltermon) Gagle. 

Robert received his BA of Science from TriState College in Angola, Indiana, and he also attended Vincennes University. Robert served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the Corps of Engineers. He was a founding member of the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department, and also a member of the Val Vista Resort, Casa Grande, Arizona. Robert was a former Vestryman and Warden at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of LaPorte. An Engineer Trainee at Princeton University, he worked as a civil engineer for 34 years with the Indiana Highway Department and retired in 1988.

He was married to Ruth C. (Burk) Gagle, who preceded him in death. 

Surviving are his beloved children, Katryna (Bill) of Michigan City, IN, Michael (Linda) of Lafayette, IN, Stacey (Ruth) of LaPorte, Reid (Genene) of St. Paul, MN, and Burk (Jane) of Camarillo, CA; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at Buena Vista Cemetery in Randolph County, IN.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011; Harbor Light Hospice, 800 Roosevelt Rd., Bldg. C, Suite 206, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; or Hilarity for Charity, which raises funds to provide respite support for caregiver families impacted by dementia, at

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3 Responses to “Robert Gagle, 1921-2017”

  1. G. Johnson

    Nov 21. 2017

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Bob was a lovely man and respected dear friend of our father Lee while at Brentwood. He will be dearly missed and thought of often. RIP

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  2. Lynn (Wittchen) Boatwright

    Nov 26. 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father…and your mother. I saw them walking and out and about so many times…I know there were struggles as aging progressed…just remember all of you as the beautiful family you were growing up. Praying for all of you through this loss.

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  3. James Baumer

    Dec 09. 2017

    Kate I am so sorry to read this,,he was a good man,,I don’t know what else there is to say,,

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