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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Robert W. Holscher, 85, formerly of Yorkshire, passed away of natural causes the morning of March 4, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen.
He was born April 9, 1927, in Yorkshire, to Fred H. and Clara E. Poeppelman Holscher.
He is survived by one brother, Wilfrid (Rita) Holscher of Minster; sisters-in-law, Ruth and Frances Holscher, both of Osgood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Matilda, Edward, Urban, Leo, Joseph, Alfred, Raymond and Rosamary, and Elizabeth, Julius and Albert, who died in infancy.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Military Police Company 1262ND. He was engaged in farming all of his working life. He had also been part owner and operator of Holscher Brother's Weld Shop and Saw Mill in Osgood.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Osgood American Legion Post #228.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Church in Osgood, the Rev. David L. Zink celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery, with full military honors by the Osgood American Legion.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.
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