Thursday, June 18th, 2009
Robert J. "Bob" Boerger, 85, Friemering Road, Fort Loramie, died June 16, 2009, at home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1923, at Fort Loramie to Emma Catherine Ernst and Frank Henry Boerger. On March 5, 1974, he married Carolyn Agnes Meyer, who died July 31, 2002.
Surviving are six siblings, Dorothy Wolf, Minster, Herbert Boerger, McCartyville, Ralph (Eileen) Boerger, New Bremen, Clarissa "Chris" Thieman, Minster, Mary Francis, Russia, and Ruth (Martin) Dabbelt, New Bremen; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Boerger, Minster, and Irene Boerger, Fort Loramie.
Deceased are seven siblings and some spouses: Alma and Henry Feldman, Leo and Rosella Boerger, Alfred and Louise Boerger, Clarence Boerger, Catherine Boerger, Juliana and Russell Wagner and Frank Boerger II; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Albert Wolf, Alma Boerger, Roger Thieman and Leo Francis.
He retired from farming in 1985 and for several years assisted at the Vernon Siegel family farm. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Shelby County Farm Bureau, Shelby County Coon Hunter's Association and the Fort Loramie American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery with full military honors by the American Legion.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Contributions can be made to the charity of donor's choice.