D. Robert Nees, 86, Cloverdale, died Friday at his residence.
Born in Chrisman, Ill., he was the son of James Robert and Alta Irene (Hassler) Nees.
He married Velda Rose (Ray) on March 28, 1942. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
He was a member of the Amity Baptist Church, Cloverdale, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association.
He was a farmer and an ordained minister and served at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Browns Valley Baptist Church, and Eminence Baptist Church.
He was a teacher at Gosport High School, Cloverdale High School, Eminence High School and Cascade High School prior to retiring in 1976.
Survivors include daughter Joyce Shadwick and husband Scott, Plainfield; two sons John M. Nees and wife Sandy, Cloverdale, and David Nees and wife Marcia, Cloverdale; sister Mildred L. Hipps and husband James, Cloverdale; nine grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son Ronald Robert Nees, and grandson Kyle Scott Shadwick.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with the Rev. Don Lincicomb and Rev. C. Robert Hine officiating. Burial will take place at Cloverdale Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.