Robert S. Truelove, 57 of Valparaiso, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023. He was born on October 9, 1965 in Gary, IN to Kessler E. and Sandra J. (Whiteley) Truelove. Robert is survived by his children, Devon S. Truelove of Chicago, IL, and Lauren P. Truelove of New Market, MD; sister, Laura J. Truelove of Valparaiso, IN; mother, Sandra J. Truelove of Valparaiso, IN; and ex-wife, Debbie (Kinlein) Truelove of New Market, MD. He was preceded in death by his father, Kessler E. Truelove Jr.; and brother, Kessler E. “Tracy” Truelove III.
Rob graduated from Chesterton High School where he played trombone in the marching band and was on the basketball team. After graduating from Indiana University, he made his career at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and co-owned and operated his business, alongside Debbie, “Signs By Tomorrow” in Maryland. Rob was an avid IU basketball fan and was proud of his work.
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Our thoughts n prayers are with my Aunt Sandy, Cousin Laura n my cousin Robs family.. He is Loved n will be missing.. May he Rest In Peace as he is now with the Lord. -Lisa Springer King, Janet Springer Smith - Indianapolis, IN
Oh Rob, where do I even begin? This world was not ready for you to leave yet. 41 years ago this month we were two 16-year-olds in London on vacation with your family having the time of our lives. From 1980 through the present, we have truly made memories that have lasted a lifetime. All the years, all the trips, all the firsts & all the fun will forever be cherished memories. Life went in amazingly different directions for us both after high school but we gained and experienced a lifelong friendship which has been the silver lining. Sending much love to Mrs. Truelove and Laura. I have no words to express the profound sadness I've felt since hearing the news last month. I cannot imagine the pain both of you are experiencing. Rob will continue on in our memories, photos, and in the many stories of him that in time will bring smiles, but right now it's just too raw. If you need anything, I'm an email away. xoxo -Dawn (Sheehan) Ryan
I am very fortunate to have grown up with Rob. So many great experiences in high school, college and beyond. I will always remember the 3 on 3 basketball tournaments we would play in Chicago, South Bend, and Indy. The West Virginia whitewater rafting trips and the summers taking his family RV to Wisconsin were incredible fun times. Rob was as sincere and genuine as anyone I have ever known. I regret life paths took us in different directions and we weren't able to remain in close contact, but he was never far from my thoughts and happiest memories. A true and loyal friend that I will never forget. My sympathies to his mother, his family, and all those who knew and loved Rob. -Scott Taylor
I will never forget 1983 when three idiots, Rob, Kelly A., and myself set off for Ft Lauderdale on Spring break. Rob big, goofy, and kind, always kept everyone smiling. My lord what a trip. Where have the years gone? -Steve Cowsert