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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Robert Humbert
Robert E. Humbert, 83, of Rockford, died at 9:53 a.m. March 21, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Celina, to Nick and Pearl Painter Humbert.
Surviving are a son, Larry (Debbie), New Philadelphia; two daughters, Diane (Ted) Rich, Berne, Ind., and Rita (Craig) Ripley, Willshire; a sister, Blanche, Celina; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Gerald, Stanley and Dale; and two sisters, Lula Kinnison and Violet Humbert.
He was a farmer, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, Shanes Lodge 377 Free & Accepted Masons and American Legion, Rockford, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 210, Celina, a past Blackcreek Township trustee and Mercer County Fair Board, and former president of the church council.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Randy Swanson officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery where military rites will be conducted.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. The VFW Post 210, Celina will conduct military service at 7 p.m. and Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Contributions can be made to the church.
Condolences can be sent to ketchamripleyfh@earthlink.net.
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