Robert E. Bambauer, 93, formerly of 05673 state Route 274, New Bremen, died at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 11, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center where he was a resident.
He was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Lock Two, to Edward and Amelia Wehrman Bambauer. On July 11, 1948, he married Naomi M. Stroh, who died March 6, 1987.
Survivors are a son, Jerry (MaryLou) of New Bremen; a daughter, Michele (Tom) Ziegenbusch, Anna; two sisters, Dorothy (Kenneth) Graham, Dayton, and Katerine Schmeider, New Bremen; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He and his father owned and operated a black smith shop in Lock Two. He then worked as a mechanic at the former Mechstroth's Garage, New Knoxville, and also engaged in farming. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Bremen, and the Home Benefit Association of New Bremen.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. John W. Tostrick officiating. Burial will follow in German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund or to the St. Peter Neurological Center.
Former Mendon area resident, Stanley "Sam" Watts, 99, died the evening of Jan. 11, 2006, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford.
Arrangements are pending at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Mendon.