Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
Robert Rempe Sr.
Robert H. Rempe Sr., 84, 62 S. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 7:46 p.m. March 5, 2007, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.
He was born Oct. 5, 1922, near New Bremen, to Henry and Wilhemena Klosterman Rempe. On Oct. 17, 1942, he married his first wife, Pauline Schnelle, who died May 15, 1964. In October 1967, he married his second wife, Pauline Hasselman, who died Oct. 13, 1987. He then married the former Loretta Glynn-Leugers, who survives in Minster.
Also surviving are a daughter, Roberta (Don) Gehle, Celina; a daughter-in-law, Linda Rempe, New Bremen; two stepsons, Jim (Jane) Leugers and Ken Leugers, all of Minster; three brothers, Paul (Dorla), James (MaryAnn) and Thomas (Gloria), all of St. Marys; four sisters, Marie Hobrock, Decatur, Ind., Ruth Rush, Kendelville, Ind., Esther Shortgen, Paulding, and Linda (Robert) McDermitt, St. Marys, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Warren and Robert Jr.; a stepson, Ed Hasselman; and a sister, Dorothy Delzeith.
He retired in 1987 from the former Autocraft Cox Corp., Minster, then worked security for Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Peter's Church and American Legion Post 241, both of New Bremen, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys, and Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie Post 1391, Minster.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen, with the VFW conducting military rites.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to American Heart Association.