Friday, August 29th, 2014
Bob "Bobby" Lee Wurster, 81, Berne, Ind., died Aug. 28, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Mercer County on Oct. 6, 1932, to Russel M. and Aretha L.M. Rhoades Wurster. On May 12, 1955, he married Madelyn S. Clauser, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Curtis (Jeannine) Wurster, Berne, and Bradley (Toni) Wurster, Berne; a daughter, Pamela (Brad) Hart, Orient; a sister, Dorthy Rutter, Lady Lake, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was born and raised in Mercer County and graduated from Neptune High School. He had several jobs, including at Citizens Commercial Bank, Celina, and as office manager at Zurcher Tire in Monroe, Ind., where he retired in 1993. He also was the founder/owner of Bernhaus Furniture. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War, 1953-1955.
He was an active member of the First Missionary Church, Berne, where he served on the church board and in other areas. He also was a charter member of the Swiss Heritage Society, where he spent many hours volunteering, and a member of the Berne American Legion #468.
He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family at his home on Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, Ind., and enjoyed watching sports, especially his family's activities.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Missionary Church, Berne, pastors Don Williams and Max Haines officiating. Burial will follow at MRE Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by the Berne American Legion.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
Memorials may be sent to the Swiss Heritage Society or the First Missionary Church.