LAKE VILLAGE, IN - Robert Edwin Mackel 69 of Lake Village passed away on September 30, 2017 at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center. Born on September 23, 1948 in Chicago, IL to the late Edwin (Pearl Marion Lockhard) Francis Mackel. Robert was a 1966 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School. Robert married his loving wife Lenore Elsa Erlandson on February 14, 1970 in Calumet Park, IL. Robert retired in September 2014 after serving 11 years as a officer in the Indiana Westville Correctional Facility. Prior to that Robert for 32 years at the Acme Steel Mill in Riverdale. He enjoyed motorcycles, guns, cars, home improvements, movies, spending time with family and pets, and also played basketball in High School. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survived by loving wife; Lenore Mackel of Lake Village, son; Thomas Robert Mackel of Seattle; sister, Beverly(Paul) Schubert of IL; dogs, Buster and Pepper, and granddog, Rumi.
A visitation for Robert will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the FRAZIER FUNERAL HOME, 621 S. Halleck Street DeMotte, IN 46310, a funeral service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the FRAZIER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, with Pastor Joel Gilbert officiating, burial will follow in the DeMotte Cemetery. Robert will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. To view the online memorial visit: