Robert Eugene Birge of Lebanon died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Witham Memorial Hospital. He was 53. Born July 3, 1949, in Thorntown, he was the son of Homer F. and Dorothy P (Smith) Birge, they preceded him in death. He was married to Cathy Ann Reese; they divorced. Birge worked at Stewart Warner Corp in Lebanon, the Lebanon Street Department, as a self-employed construction and concrete worker, Boone Beverage, American Concrete, Indianapolis and Carmel Concrete, Carmel, as a concrete truck driver, and at Triangle Asphalt, Lebanon. He enjoyed his family and fishing. Birge lived all his life in Thorntown and Lebanon. Memberships include the Lebanon Moose Lodge.
Survivors include daughters Pamela D Peterson of Whitestown and Angela K. Birge of Lebanon; brothers Floyd Birge of Texas and Clarence Birge of California; and one granddaughter. He was also preceded in death by son Joshua E. Birge, sister Ruth E. Trainer and stepmother Ethel I. Birge. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, where services will follow at 11 a.m., the Rev. Raymond Duff officiating. Burial is at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Thorntown. Memorials may be made to the Elizabeth Ann Birge Trust Fund.