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ROBERT 'PETE' MASSINON

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Robert "Pete" Massinon, 77, of West Terre Haute, died at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at his residence.

He was born May 11, 1926, in Brazil to Anton Massinon and Sophie Egener Massinon.

He was an automobile salesman, working most of his career at the former Adams Pontiac dealership in Terre Haute and retiring from Marshall Pontiac in Clinton in 1993.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force World War II veteran.

He was an avid musician who enjoyed playing the tuba. He was a member of the Brazil Concert Band, the Highlanders Dixieland Band and the Sycamore Strummers.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Wetly Massinon; one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Karen Massinon, Greenwood, Ind.; two sisters, Anna Shaw, Clinton, and Ruth Randall, Brazil; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Amy Massinon, Franklin, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Francis Massinon.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church with Father Russell Zint officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Gene Dirker, Ed Harbor, Jim Tarter, William Flook, Florian Flook and Tom Bird.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

The family suggests that those who desire should make memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church or the American Lung Association.