Monday, August 25th, 2008
Former New Bremen resident, Richard E. Black, 84, died at 3:58 p.m. Aug. 22, 2008, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.
He was born May 15, 1924, in Hobbs, Ind., to Ray and Bly Botkins Black. On April 19, 1947, he married Shirley Fogt, who died Jan. 8, 2007.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Jeffery (Cheryl) Black of Dallas, Texas; two daughters, Christine (Robert) Werst, Atlanta, Ga., and Pam (Paul) Phlipot, Minster; a brother, Steve (Bev), St. Marys; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Kent; and a sister, Beverly Schnelle.
He worked for 40 years at the former Stamco Machine and Tool Company, New Bremen, where he served as chief engineer and then as head of purchasing and production control. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and a 1942 graduate of New Bremen High School. He was a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II.
Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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