In Memoriam: Robert Struble, Jr.

Bob in his 20's

Bob in his 20’s

Please join Catholic Lane in prayers of thanksgiving for the life of Robert (Bob) Struble, Jr., associate editor for Politics at Catholic Lane, who entered into eternal life on February 26, 2016.

Today’s currency for friendship is often purely electronic. So it was with Bob and me. We knew each primarily via email and social media. To me, even though I never saw him in person or heard his voice except through recording, he was a mighty presence. I’ve read dedications to him on his wife’s Facebook page that extol his kindness, his unwavering commitment to the Lord and His laws, and his extraordinary love for his neighbor, especially in his former students and his family.

Bob was a retired history teacher, storyteller extraordinaire and a prolific author. As a fellow editor, I was always thrilled when Bob published a new article for Catholic Lane and I devoured it, hungry for his knowledge and his gift of making it all so interesting. He wrote beautiful, penetrating poems and was a tireless defender of the natural family: a father, a mother and the children produced from their union.

Bob lived at the opposite end of the country from me. By coincidence, my grandmother was moved to a nursing home in the same state where Bob lived. He and his wife drove across the state and visited my grandmother on my behalf. That’s the kind of friend he was.

He was a great man.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Bob Struble

Bob Struble (1943-2016)



About Author

Terri Kimmel is wife to a great man and mother to his nine adorable and gifted children. She homeschools, keeps a kitchen worm bin, and bumbles at needlework and gardening. While looking forward to the joys of grandparenting, she continues to pray for at least one son to become a priest. She studies foreign language online and shamelessly strains to understand the Spanish she hears at the grocery store, hoping La Virgen de Guadalupe, her mother, is pleased. On Twitter @terri_kimmel.

  • Jest

    I have known Bob and Jeryl for several years. This is a lovely and certainly accurate tribute to a good good man. Our community is less for his loss, but we are also greater because we know that Bob is still praying without ceasing for all he left behind.
    Please continue to hold up his wife, children, and grandchildren in prayer.

  • Jann

    As a columnist and associate editor here at Catholic Lane, I also only knew Bob via cyberspace. He was truly a kind man of God who loved his wife and family, the Lord in
    she the Catholic faith. Thank you for this tribute. I was hoping he would get one here at Catholic Lane. DTC

  • goral

    I am very saddened by this news. His contribution in articles on this site was remarkably poignant and most relevant to the topics raised.The historical perspective that he took the time to footnote gave his writings unquestionable credibility. I only knew of him on this website but grew to respect him through his work. We will miss you Mr. Struble. Eternal rest in the Lord’s bosom.