Robert “Bob” Lorin Oyler, 87, of Orleans, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Mitchell Manor.

He was born on March 16, 1928 in Orleans, Indiana, the son of Lorin and Berta (Hardman) Oyler.

He was a farmer for many years and a member of Liberty Christian Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed horses and playing gospel music. He enjoyed competitive barrel horse racing in his younger years. Over the years, he played music with others in Loogootee at the Opera House and various nursing homes. Prior to moving to Mitchell Manor, he enjoyed playing music at the Orleans Farmer’s Market every week. He never missed an opportunity to listen to gospel groups that would sing at Mitchell Manor.

He is survived by one niece, Judith (Ralph) Ikerd of Orleans; one step brother, Adrien (Pauline) Kaserman of St. Petersburg, FL; one great niece, Liz (Jeremy) Smith of Orleans; three nephews, Jason (Amy) Slaughter of Parkville, MO, Robert Ikerd of Orleans, Drew Ikerd of Orleans; nine great great nieces and nephews, Jaxton Smith, Luke Slaughter, Hadleigh Smith, Chandler Ikerd, Kendra Slaughter, Elle Ikerd, Noah Slaughter, Korbin Ikerd, Addison Ikerd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vivian Price; one brother, Tom Oyler; one great niece, Kellie Slaughter; one cousin, Bill Stroud.

The funeral will be on Saturday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow

in Liberty Christian Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM

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