Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Robert S. Nagel, 83, of New Bremen, died at 1:02 p.m. May 28, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Lima. He was born July 23, 1928, in Minster, to Charles and Odillia Schwieterman Nagel. On April 7, 1951, he married Donna L. Donnerberg, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, James (Gayle) Nagel, Michael (Jill) Nagel and John (Ann) Nagel, all of New Bremen, Joyce (Hans) Steinke, St. Marys, and Daniel Nagel, Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Donna J. Nagel, New Bremen; a sister, Mary (James) Brown, Minster; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Robert S. Nagel; seven brothers, Wilfred "Bud," Herb, Ben, Stanley, Don, Charles Jr. and Eugene Nagel; two sisters, Lucille Schlater and Joan Korte; and a granddaughter.
He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in St. Marys after 37 years. He was a member of Church of the Holy Redeemer, where he served on the parish council, and the Home Benefit Association, all of New Bremen, Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1391 and St. Marys Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 767. He was a former member of the New Bremen Lions Club and was instrumental in construction of Lions Club Park. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church, where the rosary will be recited.
Contributions may be made to Lock One Community Arts, New Bremen.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.