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Robert (Bob) Allen Caplinger

October 5, 1952 ~ October 25, 2021 (age 69)

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Robert “Bob” Allen Caplinger, 69, of Peru, Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021. He was born on October 5, 1952 in Franklin, Indiana, to Carl and Rosemary (Stevens) Caplinger. Bob attended Whiteland High School. At age 18 he joined the Army in the intelligence unit and served four years. Later, he married Nialetta (Yoder) Caplinger on March 15, 1982. Bob was a truck Driver and owner of “Caplinger Trucking.”

Bob enjoyed farming, gardening, spending time with family, watching western shows, playing Euchre and playing bingo on the computer. He was an avid IU Basketball fan.

Bob is survived by his wife, sons Robert Caplinger JR of Indianapolis, Todd Caplinger of Greensburg, Travis (Alicia) Greer of Tennessee; Daughters Carrie (Jeremy) Steele of Mexico, Jaclyn Caplinger of Peru; Grandchildren Madison Caplinger of Shirley, Ashton and Aria Caplinger of Indianapolis, Montana, Gabe, Blayne and Deylaney Caplinger of Greensberg, Atticus and Jackson Greer of Tennessee, Jake Steele of Leonard, Michigan, Lilly and Pheobe Steele of Mexico, Chloe Burdine of Peru, Samantha and Charlie Caplinger of Peru. He is also survived by his brother Charles (Vickie) Caplinger of Moody, Texas, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Thomas Caplinger of Bagley, Minnesota, James (Peggy) Caplinger of Greenwood, Indiana and his sister Sharon (Alfred) Wright of Greenwood, Indiana.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in Greenwood, Indiana at a later date.

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