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Robert Sherman Amstutz

September 10, 1957 — December 31, 2023

New Market

Robert Sherman "Red" Amstutz, age 66 of New Market, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2023 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. He was born in Lafayette on September 10, 1957 to the late Leroy Sherman and Jean Ann (Maroney) Amstutz.

Robert graduated from South Montgomery High School in 1975. He was working as a forklift driver at the Penguin Random House. Robert was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his family. He enjoyed riding his Harley, golfing, watching movies, playing pool, and pitching horseshoes.

He is survived by three children, Amanda (Eric) Prine, Heather (James)Amstutz, Rocky Sherman Amstutz; four siblings, Brenda Brazill, Rhonda Sams, Roger (Tina) Amstutz, and Kim (Dave) Dittmer; ten grandchildren Amber, Siera, Coltin, Aubrie, Herschell, Brooklyn, Hunter, Micha, Maycie, Delilah; and several stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Brenda; and brothers, Tim Brazill and Steve Sams.

Visitation will be held at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 11:00 am until the time of funeral service at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Alamo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Robert's memory to Paralyzed Veterans America, P.O. Box 758542, Topeka, KS 66675-8542. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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