Robert 'Bob' N. Sabatini
Robert N. "Bob" Sabatini, 82, a lifelong resident of Logansport, passed away at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at his residence. Born on Oct. 3, 1936 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Jess and Incoronate (Forte) Sabatini.
He was a 1954 Logansport High School graduate where he excelled in football. On Oct. 26, 1977, he married Nancy E. Felker, who survives.
Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He started his career in law enforcement as a Cass County Sheriff's Deputy before graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1966. He was an Indiana State Police Officer for 20 years, retiring in September of 1986 as a Sergeant/Detective.
After retiring from the Indiana State Police, Bob was voted to the Indiana House of Representatives where he served two terms from 1988-1992. Bob also served one term as Cass County Sheriff from 1992-1996.
Bob was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Cass County Heart Association, Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion, Cass County Historical Society, Indiana State Police Alliance, Eagles and the William Pace Lodge-Sons of Italy. Bob was also a 1992 Sagamore of the Wabash recipient by then Governor Evan Bayh.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sabatini of Logansport; nieces, Mary Kay and Joe Holland of Carmel, Nicole and Jim Stotler of Logansport, Amy and Randy Cothran of Las Vegas, Lori and Paul Abel of Wisconsin, Kelly and Chad Kurtzweil of Wisconsin, Kim Miller and John Hines of Logansport and Tina Mehrley of Logansport; nephews, Rob Sabatini of Indianapolis, John and Danielle Sabatini of Galveston, Pat and Cindy Herr of Logansport, John and Sally Brugh of Wisconsin and Don and Tammy Gellinger of Logansport; and sisters-in-law, Karen Brugh of Wisconsin, Rosemary and Leroy Cadwallader of Logansport, Jane Gellinger Felker of Logansport and Jackie Mitchell of Logansport. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews, many friends and his beloved dog, Molly. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Cox; brothers, Pat and Anthony Sabatini; sister-in-law, Norma Sabatini; brothers-in-law, Mike Brugh, Mike Gellinger, John Cox and Rich McLochlin and mother and father-in-law, Ethel "Gertie" and Ernest "Barney" Felker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Church with Father Jeff Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at the church. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church or the Cass County Humane Society. Please sign Bob's online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Sabatini family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel.
Published on September 13, 2019

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Laura Laing
Sep 26, 2019
Dear Nancy
Many great memories and stories of you and Bob together over the years. He was always a good friend to my mom and dad as you have been too. We are thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences.
Laura (Fi) Laing
Judy Polsinelli
Sep 18, 2019
Bob will always hold a special place in my heart. My family loved him also. I feel blessed that I saw him 2 weeks ago.....turned the corner at Polsinelli’s and there he was on his front porch...RIP, Bob, ....love you...
John Dunn
Sep 17, 2019
Bob Hipskind published our 8th grade graduation photo. I am the one standing full length at the left in the class photo. "Bobby Sab" was a good friend from first grade all thru high school. Saw him from time to time thereafter. I graduated from Notre Dame and will have prayers said there for him, will always remember him will never forget him, and will always pray for him.
Wesley Peters
Sep 17, 2019
Bob contributed a lot to this county and state. He will be missed. My the Lord provide comfort for the family. RIP Bob, God bless.
Michelle Henning-Patterson
Sep 16, 2019
Mrs. Sabatini,

I am so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. May you find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.
Shirley garrison
Sep 16, 2019
Bob was a wonderful friend as well as a representor of our state.
Robert Kerns and Lee MacDonald
Sep 16, 2019
Nancy, he was such a special friend to me. Special prayers from Lee and myself.
Mike Stanczak
Sep 16, 2019
Very sorry to hear about Bob. I remember him as a school classmate and Mass server. Looked up to him because he was a natural athlete. He visited my Mom when she was alone. Have mercy on him Lord and all of us.
Mike and Janice Camp
Sep 15, 2019
Our condolences to you, Nancy, and your family. Bob was a great guy and quite a character. He will always be remembered and loved.
John Pasquale
Sep 15, 2019
So sad, what a good man. I remember his Oldsmobile was so low you could barely slide a pack of cigarettes under it. I just told friend of mine that Bob could have been a great actor he was so handsome. RIP, prayers to his family.
Amanda Whitehead
Sep 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. For as long as I knew him he was a kind, gentle man. I will miss seeing him at my Dad's monthly poker night where we would always have a cold Coke waiting for him. May God comfort the family during this time.
Connie Sturgeon
Sep 14, 2019
I was so happy to see Bob on Aug.23 , I was rushing up stairs to a family emergency , but I thank God I seen him and talked to him.I gave him a hug and kissed him on the cheek and told him I loved him ,as brother and sister,we grew up together on Woodlawn Ave.He helped my family many times.So glad you are with your beloved family and friends now.
Lindsay Roller
Sep 14, 2019
Im so sorry nicole&amy;&don;:
Ur loved 1 was an awesome guy🐸
Susan Canniff (Drake)
Sep 14, 2019
Gregory Long
Sep 14, 2019
Bob, your compassion and guidance helped me through difficult times. You will always be my Hero.
Michael Sumner
Sep 14, 2019
God speed Mr Sabatini you gave so much to our Country, Community, and State. You Sir were a true American and the finest example of a Patriot.
Kim walker
Sep 14, 2019
My condolences . Bob will be solely missed
Bernie Neville
Sep 14, 2019
May his soul rest in peace. We began first grade together. It seemed we would celebrate, together, the 65th anniversary of graduation from LHS. Very sad to learn of his passing.
Bob Hipskind
Sep 14, 2019
Goodbye friend. A lot of great memories. Rest In Peace.
My Condolences to the family.
Bette Roberts
Sep 14, 2019
My prayers are with you Nancy!
di osborn
Sep 14, 2019
you where a great person a friend to many and will be missed
Richard E Reeser
Sep 13, 2019
Nancy so sorry for your loss, Sab was one of the kindest souls that GOD gave me the privilege of knowing ,There's memories of his friendship I'll never forget
Thomas Baker
Sep 13, 2019
Bob Sabatini was a great friend of mine. Will surely miss him
May God bless you my friend.
Pat and Bill Rust
Sep 13, 2019
Nancy I'm so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing!
He was an awesome neighbor and friend during the years we were there.
He loved being around my kids when they were small.
He was an outstanding pillar in the community and will be greatly missed!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John Parente
Sep 13, 2019
I ws older Thant Bob, but he was always a good friend. I enjoyed knowing Bob form high school through his adult years. I will cherish and loves memory. May his should and the souls fo all the faithful departed resting Peace.