Bob was born Oct. 6, 1947, in Plymouth, Wis., to Bob and Betty Ardell.
He served his country for 19 years in the United States National Guard, was a Vietnam veteran and was a member of Staunton Christian Church.
Bob loved being a grandpa, as well as hunting, fishing and trapping.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Sharon Ardell, Staunton, daughters Amanda (Derick) Medcalf, Brazil, Missy Wright and Ken Wright, Brazil, and Tammy (Dave) Trumble, Indianapolis, brother Stephen Ardell, Staunton, sisters Marilyn (Rick) Guriel, Terre Haute, and Linda (William) Robison, Danville, Ind., and grandchildren Kenny Paul, Tanner, Logan, Jordan, Jacob, Kiersten and Isabella.
Visitation will take place at Moore Funeral Home, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, with funeral services at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com.