Bloomington Fire Department announces funeral arrangements for Robert Loviscek, Jr.

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Fire Department and the City of Bloomington commemorate the life and mourn the loss of active firefighter Robert “Bob” Loviscek, Jr.

Robert “Bob” Loviscek, Jr

Logistics Officer Loviscek served our Bloomington community for more than 20 years and received many honors throughout his career. Bob was a 1987 graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School, a United States Marines Veteran, and was the past president of Union Local 586 and the Sixth District Vice-president of Professional Firefighters Union of Indiana.

Bloomington Fire Chief Jason Moore

“When someone earns the title of firefighter, they do so making a life-long commitment of self-sacrifice and putting service over self.  Bob Loviscek spent his life honoring that commitment and served our community well,” said Bloomington Fire Department Chief Jason Moore.  “We sincerely appreciate the community support for Bob’s family and our department members as we try to navigate the world without Bob.”

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

“Bob Loviscek exemplified the qualities of dedication, professionalism, and selflessness that are hallmarks of those that serve in our fire department. Our community has particularly relied on public safety during these last few years and Bob was consistently here to serve this community,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “He will always have our respect and gratitude, and I personally will miss him greatly. Our hearts are with his family and his fire department family.”

Services and Funeral Arrangements


Tuesday, July 12 2-8 p.m.
Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard
3000 East 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m.
Ivy Tech Auditorium (Shreve Hall) 200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Burial Service

Wednesday, July 13
Valhalla Memorial Gardens
310 North Johnson Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404

Vehicle Procession

The procession will begin at Ivy Tech (200 Daniels Way) and proceed down West Third Street to Valhalla Memorial Gardens (310 North Johnson Ave) after the service. The funeral procession will include apparatus of fire departments across Indiana paying respects to Logistics Officer Loviscek. Residents should expect delays and extended travel time along the route.