Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Robert J. "Bo" Wissman, 63, New Bremen, died Nov. 30, 2013, at 1:36 a.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 10, 1950, in Celina, to Richard and Helen Brockman Wissman. His mother survives in New Bremen.
On May 16, 1975, he married Susan J. Broering, who survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are children, Douglas J. Wissman, currently deployed with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Daniel J. Wissman, Dayton, Carla J. (Brian) Smith, New Bremen, Carrie Jo (Tony) Beach, Springboro, Bobbi Jo (Kevin) Stykeman, Columbus, and Christina J. Wissman, Springboro; three grandchildren; and a sister, Kay (David) Wren, Lima.
Preceding him in death was a son, Cory J. Wissman.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer, New Bremen, and was active in the "Promise Keepers." He served with the U.S. Air Force Logistics Command during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 241, New Bremen, and was a past chaplain of the post and was active with the post Honor Guard. His involvement within the American Legion made it possible to be active with the New Bremen Boy Scout Troop 95. He was a retired/honorary member of the New Bremen/German Twp. Fire Dept., serving for 33 years and had been a line officer for a number of years. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, coaching Little League baseball and fishing, but he truly loved spending time with his family. He had formerly owned and operated, along with his father, Wissman Sheet Metal of New Bremen and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Nov. 3, 2005.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen, with full military honors by American Legion Post 241 Honor Guard.
Calling his 3-8 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the church, at which time the rosary will be prayed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bremen Fire Foundation, the New Bremen Emergency Squad or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.
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