Robert Kirsch Obituary, Death – Robert Kirsch, who served as a judge on the Noble County Superior Court 1 before retiring, has away. According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Kirsch, 69, was one of the occupants of one of the vehicles that was involved in a collision that occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday on State Route 9 near Cidermill Road. Whitley County authorities stated in a news release that a 2003 Kenworth semi was moving south on S.R. 9 when it drifted left of center, colliding head-on with a 2017 Ford Escape that Kirsch was driving.
The semitruck’s driver walked away from the collision unscathed. Both the Whitley County police and the Indiana State Police are continuing their investigation into the crash. On July 9, 2021, Kirsch handed the letter of resignation he had written to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Kirsch had previously served on the Noble County bench from 2007 to 2022.
He continued to serve on the bench until December 2021, when his successor, Steven Clouse, who had been selected by the governor, took the oath of office. On Tuesday, Clouse expressed his astonishment over the news. According to Clouse, “Judge Kirsch and I worked together in the same law practice when I first began my career as a lawyer.” As a young lawyer, I was profoundly influenced by the dedication that he showed to his clients.
Those of us who had the opportunity to argue before him in his capacity as a judge were privy to the judge’s profound concern for the individuals who appeared before him. “However, on a personal level, it was his unwavering dedication to his family, which included his wife Carol, their sons, and their grandchildren. It was clear to everyone in any circumstance that his family was the most important thing in his life. The compassion and benevolence with which he treated others will be his legacy.
In July of 2021, Kirsch was quoted as saying, “It’s time for me to retire.” “In January, I will be 69 years old. It’s time for someone else. There comes a point in everyone’s life when they must accept that it is time to move on. On the first of the year 2007, Kirsch was sworn into office. In 2012, he faced no opposition, and in the general election held in the fall of 2018, he was victorious over Eric Blackman. The terms of office for county judges in Indiana are for a period of six years.