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Robert "Bobby" R. Knicker

May 21, 1975 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 47)


Robert R. “Bobby” Knicker, 47, of Rochester passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home.

Born on May 21, 1975 in Hobart, he was the son of Frances “Pudge” Smith and Robert E. “Butch” Knicker. 

On August 4, 2020 he married Candace M. Cochran, she survives.

Bobby formerly worked at Allied Wheel Components and Indiana Wheel in Plymouth.

Bobby enjoyed fishing, playing poker and target shooting.

Survivors are his wife, Candace Knicker of Rochester, mother, Frances “Pudge” Richter of Hobart, father, Robert “Butch” Knicker (Kathy) of Kewanna, daughter, Jessica Knicker of Crown Point, sisters, Kim Mihail (Alex) of Hobart , Kelly Milan (Tim) of Hammond and Sandy Hickle of Rochester, brother, Mike VanHam of Kewanna, nieces and nephews, Lucas Saunders, Hendrick, Katrina and Theodore Milan.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, Kewanna.

Bobby’s online guestbook is available online and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory
123 East Main
Kewanna, IN 46939

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